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Pingree Chides Republicans for Going on Vacation Instead of Working with Dems to Stabilize US Economy

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With House Republicans heading home to their districts for the long Memorial Day Weekend, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is calling on GOP members to forgo their vacation plans and “pay America’s debts as we always have.” Pingree released the following statement: “Let’s be clear: House Republicans did not need to put America’s economy on the brink or put…

Pingree Votes Against House GOP Plan to Steal Student Loan Relief from 94,000 Constituents

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Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today voiced her strong opposition to House Republicans’ joint resolution, H.J. Res. 45, that would overturn the Biden Administration’s student loan payment pause and one-time student loan relief. After voting against the resolution, Pingree released the following statement: “President Biden’s zero-interest student loan…

Pingree to Pres. Biden: Stop GOP’s Manufactured Debt Crisis by Invoking 14th Amendment

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and more than 60 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), led by CPC Chair Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Deputy Chair Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Whip Greg Casar (D-Texas), are calling on President Biden to prepare to invoke his constitutional authority granted in the 14th Amendment to uphold the full faith and…

Pingree: House GOP Budget Cuts Would Have Devastating Impacts for Maine

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After House Republicans unveiled their first batch of Appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2024, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, is calling attention to the devastating impacts their proposed budget cuts would have for Maine. Taking into account the bills put…

Following Pingree Push, USDA Announces Aid for Organic Dairy Farmers

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today welcomed news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that urgently needed assistance for dairy producers is available with the new Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP). The creation of ODMAP follows a push by Pingree, who wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in December 2022 urging the USDA to…

With Food Security Programs Under Attack, Pingree Appointed to New Agriculture and Nutrition Task Force

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House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries has appointed Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) to the newly established Task Force on Agriculture and Nutrition, formed to combat House Republican attacks on essential programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and Meals on…

Maine Congressional Delegation Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Support Maine Veterans’ Homes

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U.S. Senator Angus King, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Congressman Jared Golden, have introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill to fast-track reimbursements from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to Maine Veterans’ Homes (MVH).  In 2021, Congress passed legislation authorizing the VA to cover the costs of in-home care for veterans with dementia provided…

Maine Delegation to VA: Support Maine Providers Treating Veterans with Mental Health Conditions

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U.S. Senator Angus King, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs (SVAC) and Senate Armed Services Committees (SASC), Senator Susan Collins, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden are working to improve reimbursements for Maine community care providers treating veterans with mental health conditions. In a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Denis…

Pingree Condemns ‘Cruel’ GOP Immigration Bill, Says It Will ‘Will Only Create More Chaos’

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today denounced Republicans’ immigration bill, H.R. 2, which will jail children and families indefinitely and close off pathways for people legally seeking asylum. After voting against the bill on Thursday, Pingree released the following statement: “House Republicans’ extreme immigration bill is not a solution to the influx…

Pingree’s Bill to Support Coastal Communities Impacted by Ocean Acidification Passes House

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the passage of her bipartisan Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2023 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, introduced in January by Pingree and Congressman Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), would direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support the current efforts of coastal…

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