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Protect Billions in IRA Funds for Rural Clean Energy in Farm Bill, House Ag Dems Tell Committee Leadership

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Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and all Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee today wrote to Chair Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (R-Pa.) and Ranking Member David Scott (D-Ga.) urging they ensure the billions of dollars passed in the historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) be used only for the intended purpose: to aid rural communities, businesses, and utilities in their…

Pingree Welcomes $1.3 Million for Coastal Resilience Projects in Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today welcomed news from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) that three federal grants totaling nearly $1.3 million were awarded to support coastal resilience projects in Maine’s First Congressional District. The grants for Maine—focused in the Spurwink Marsh,…

VIDEO: As Republicans Push Shortsighted Border Bill, Pingree Champions Bipartisan Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act

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Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree on Wednesday fought back against a punitive, shortsighted Republican bill, H.R. 5283, that would prohibit federal funding for shelters to house migrants on land controlled by Federal Land Management agencies. It would also void a lease between the Federal government and NYC to authorize the use of Floyd Bennett…

King, Pingree, Golden Announce Applications are Open to fill Judicial Vacancies in Maine

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Today, U.S. Senator Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced they will convene an advisory committee to review and provide recommendations to President Biden on candidates to fill a vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of Maine and a vacancy on the United States Court of Appeals for the First…

Pingree Announces $760,000 to Support Maine Farms

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a longtime organic farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee, today announced nearly $760,000 in federal grants that will support Maine agricultural producers and businesses. Awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) will help four First District farms boost production and expand…

Congresswoman Pingree Welcomes Israeli Cabinet Approval of Ceasefire, Partial Hostage Release Agreement

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement after Israel’s cabinet approved a deal for the release of 50 hostages held by Hamas terrorists in exchange for a multi-day ceasefire: “I welcome the Israeli cabinet’s approval of an agreement to cease fighting in Gaza for four days in exchange for the release of 50 Israeli hostages. We must work with Israel and…

Collins, King, Pingree Announce Nearly $15 Million to Upgrade Freeport Wastewater Facility

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Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree announced that the City of Freeport has been awarded a grant of $7.5 million and a loan of $7.488 million through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. This funding will allow for long overdue replacements and upgrades to…

Maine’s Congressional Delegation and Governor Mills Continue Push to Prohibit Offshore Wind Development in Maine Fishing Grounds

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), Representatives Jared Golden (ME-02), Chellie Pingree (ME-01), and Governor Janet Mills sent a letter today to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) urging them to completely exclude Lobster Management Area 1 (LMA 1) from the Wind Energy Area (WEA) for potential wind power development in the Gulf of Maine. The letter was sent…

Pingree Announces $2 Million EPA Grant to Boost Recycling Efforts in Maine

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Today, in conjunction with America Recycles Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced ecomaine is among 25 selectees nationwide to receive over $33 million in Recycling Education and Outreach (REO) grants. With a focus on low-income communities and individuals living in multi-family housing, the $2 million grant will help ecomaine increase the recycling rate in…

Pingree Signs onto Bicameral Letter to Secretary Blinken on Diplomatic Priorities and Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined 56 Members of Congress in urging U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to reiterate the urgent need for a humanitarian pause and for Israel to conduct military operations within the scope of international law because of the critical need to protect innocent lives, regional stability, and American national security interests…

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