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Pingree Statement on President Biden

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First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today released the following statement: “Our nation was still in the throes of a global pandemic and just days removed from a violent insurrection when Joe Biden took office. In the months and years that have followed, President Biden rose to an extraordinary moment in America’s history, not only leading us through an historic recovery from…

ICYMI: Pingree Derides House Republicans’ Agriculture Funding Bill Which Hurts Maine Farmers, Threatens Food Access

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On Wednesday night, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a longtime farmer and member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, spoke out against House Republicans’ Agriculture Appropriations bill for the 2025 fiscal year. In remarks before the full House Appropriations Committee, Pingree said the bill puts critical nutrition programs at risk, hurts…

Pingree Statement on President Biden, State of 2024 Election

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First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today released the following statement: I’m continuing to have candid conversations with my colleagues and leadership about how we move forward. These are not easy discussions and not ones we expected to be having four months before the election, but they are necessary. The unifying force behind these conversations is a clear understanding…

Pingree Welcomes $7.4 Million Investment to Help Fight Child Hunger and Grow Local Food Access in Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $7.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to combat child hunger in Maine. Distributed through the nonprofit Full Plates Full Potential, seven organizations in Maine were awarded School Food System Innovation Grants to help schools overcome the barriers to purchasing Maine-based foods for their school meal programs…

Interior Appropriations Ranking Member Pingree: Republican Bill Endangers Americans’ Health While Helping Polluters Profit

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During today’s House Appropriations Committee markup of the 2025 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill, Ranking Member Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) highlighted how the bill takes an aggressive anti-environment, pro-pollution stance with crippling cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and policy provisions that will endanger public…

Pingree Leads First-Ever Congressional Effort to Rein In Fast Fashion With Launch of Slow Fashion Caucus

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), ranking member of the House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee, alongside Reps. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-Wash.) and Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Calif.), announced the first-ever Congressional Slow Fashion Caucus to curb fast fashion pollution through climate-smart policies. The Members were joined by sustainable fashion…

King, Pingree Announce $25 Million DOT Grant for East Deering Neighborhood

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U.S. Senator Angus King and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today announced the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) is being awarded $25 million to fund community infrastructure projects in the East Deering neighborhood in Portland — months after they expressed support for the project in a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. Supported by the Department of…

Pingree Hosts Deputy Agriculture Sec. Torres Small in Maine, Highlights Infrastructure Needs to Support Locally Grown Food

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On Friday, Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, a longtime organic farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee, hosted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small in Maine, highlighting local food infrastructure and processing. Pingree and Torres Small were joined by Maine Commissioner of Agriculture Amanda Beal as well as local…

Maine Delegation Announces Nearly $1.3 Million to Support STEM Programs in Rural Maine

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced that the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) has been awarded $1,299,377 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch the Rural Energy Futures (REF) project. Through the REF program, 8th-grade students in rural communities across the state will learn math…

Pingree: ‘More needs to be done to combat climate change, not less’

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In the House Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2025 Defense funding bill, senior Appropriator and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) spoke out against harmful riders in Republicans funding bill. Speaking in support of Congresswoman Betty McCollum’s (D-Minn.) amendment to…

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