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Pingree Statement on President Biden’s FY2022 Budget Blueprint

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today welcomed President Biden’s FY 2022 budget request as a statement of their shared funding priorities on addressing the climate crisis, supporting tribal communities, investing in the nation’s cultural institutions, preserving our forests, water... Read more »

Pingree Announces Opening of Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program to Support Local Jobs, Performance Venues

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Rep. Pingree announced that more help is here for local businesses and workers as the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program begins accepting applications on Thursday, April 8th, 2021. Pingree helped secure additional funding for the program as part of the American Rescue Plan’s support for small businesses. The program includes a t... Read more »

Pingree Announces $749,856 Grant to Gulf of Maine Research Institute

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Tags: Fisheries

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) will receive a grant of $749,856 from the Economic Development Administration to fund the Gulf of Maine Blue Innovation Recovery Program, which will help seafood businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic through innovation and increasing resilience. “Maine’s seafood industry is a cornerstone of ... Read more »

Collins, King, Pingree Host Acting Navy Secretary at BIW, PNSY

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) hosted Acting U.S. Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker in Maine today. They toured facilities at Bath Iron Works and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and met with leadership and employees. “I am delighted that Acting Secretary Harker was able to join us today to visit the best shipyards in the country and ... Read more »

Pingree, New England Representatives Urge Biden Administration to Expand and Improve Support for Seafood and Shellfish Industry

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Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Jim Langevin (RI-02), and Frank Pallone (NJ-06) shared a letter they sent to President Joe Biden, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo in support of the seafood and shellfish industry. H.R. 133, passed by Congress in December 2020, authorized $1.... Read more »

Pingree Calls American Jobs Plan Once-in-A-Generation Opportunity to Modernize Nation’s Infrastructure

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today said President Biden’s American Jobs Plan presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address the nation’s long-overlooked domestic infrastructure challenges, particularly the climate crisis, decaying infrastructure, and rural broadband connectivity. “Since the 1960s, America’s domestic investments have plummeted by 40 percent, and now we rank 13th ... Read more »

Collins, King, Pingree Urge DHS to Issue Additional H-2B Visas to Support Maine’s Tourism Industry

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging him to increase the number of H-2B visas to help small businesses fill seasonal job openings for the upcoming season. The letter calls on Secretary Mayorkas to increase the existing 66,000 H-2B visa cap to 135,320, which is the am... Read more »

Members of Maine, Alaska Delegations Lead Call for VA to Swiftly Implement Their Law Supporting Veterans with Early-Stage Dementia

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Members of the Maine and Alaska Delegations wrote to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough, urging him to quickly implement the State Veterans Homes Domiciliary Care Flexibility Act. The letter was signed by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Representatives Don Young (R-AK), Chellie Pingree (D-ME), and Jared Golden (D-ME... Read more »

Pingree Joins House Committee Chairs in Seeking Documents About January 6 Attack on U.S. Capitol

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, along with six of her fellow Committee and Subcommittee Chairs across the House of Representatives, today sent letters to the White House, federal agencies, law enforcement, and Legislative Branch entities, including the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms, seeking documents and communications relating to the January 6, 2021, domestic terrorist assault on the Capitol. ... Read more »

Pingree Announces $41M from the American Rescue Plan Coming to 18 Maine Health Centers

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced 18 Maine health centers will receive a combined total of $41 million in support from the recently passed American Rescue Plan. This funding will support COVID-19 vaccination and service for vulnerable populations. Pingree voted for the American Rescue Plan and championed health care funding for rural and community-focused health centers. “Liv... Read more »

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