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VIDEO: Pingree Secures Recognition for Wild Blueberries as Part of National Blueberry Month

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) urged the House Agriculture Committee to support a resolution recognizing National Blueberry Month and the contributions of the blueberry industry. Pingree worked with the resolution’s sponsor, Rep. Sanford Bishop, Jr. (D-GA), on an amendment to ensure this resolution (H.Res. 271) also highlighted the importance of the wild blueberry industry—a mainst...

Maine Delegation Announces Service Academy Information Night

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Portland, ME – The offices of Maine’s Congressional Delegation will host a Military Academy Seminar in cooperation with Maine Maritime Academy in Portland on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Registration is from 5:30 – 6:00 PM. Students, parents and guidance counselors who are interested in the application process for the United States...

Pingree Calls For Replenished Funds to Help Restaurants Affected by Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is among 40 members of Congress calling for a replenishment of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). The lawmakers penned a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi last week highlighting the importance of the RRF and urging her to include funding for it any forthcoming reconciliation package. The RRF was established under the American...

Maine Delegation Announces $750,000 to Revitalize and Preserve Maine’s Historic Downtowns

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced that the Maine Development Foundation (MDF) has received a total of $750,000 to revitalize and preserve historic downtowns throughout the State of Maine. This funding was awarded through the National Park Service’s (NPS) Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program. The...

Pingree Calls House Agriculture Reconciliation Bill a ‘Win’ for Climate Research, Forest Resilience, Renewable Energy

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, today called the panel’s markup of the agriculture provisions of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation legislation a “win” for climate research, renewable energy, and the nation’s forests. The bill specifically includes $7.75 billion for climate-focused agricultural research; $18.69 billion for...

Collins, Pingree, Golden Announce Nearly $5M in Federal Funding Awarded to Maine Energy Company

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Maine’s U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) welcomed news from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that Yarmouth-based Summit Natural Gas will be receiving a portion of $64.7 million in funding for 22 projects focused on producing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels. Yarmouth-based Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc. w...

Pingree Announces $1M in EPA Funding for Brownfields Grants in Maine

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award two grantees in Maine a total of $1 million in EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants. These are supplemental awards made to grantees who have had successful projects and identified the need for additional funding. These RLF Grants provide funding for a grant recipi...

House Appropriations Interior Chair Pingree Hosts Congressional Delegation Tour of Acadia National Park to Study Climate Impacts

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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK– Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) and Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, today concluded a three-day climate impact tour of Acadia National Park where she hosted U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), and Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)...

Pingree Statement on 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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PORTLAND, MAINE – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement in recognition of the 20 year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: “Twenty years ago, the September 11th attacks changed our country forever. Those of us old enough to remember the horrific moment the first hijacked jet crashed into the Twin Towers will never forget it. 9/11 was among the...

Pingree Announces $7.4M in USDA Funding for Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects in Maine’s 1st District

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PORTLAND, MAINE – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $7,451,060 to help seven businesses in Maine’s 1st District build or improve their renewable energy infrastructure and lower their energy costs. “This major investment from USDA will offer small businesses and food producers in my district a huge opportunity ...

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