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Ahead of Hunger Conference, Pingree Urges White House to Advance ‘Food is Medicine’ Proposals

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is urging the Biden Administration to incorporate “food is medicine” proposals into the White House’s platform for the upcoming Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Pingree, along with Reps. Kim Schrier and Derek Kilmer, detailed the important role that Food is Medicine interventions play in…

Pingree Announces $2 Million Federal Investment to Strengthen Maine Aquaculture

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $2.12 million in federal funding to strengthen Maine’s aquaculture industry. Awarded through National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant program, the funding will support sustainable aquaculture projects at the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center and the University of Maine Center for Cooperative…

Pingree Joins Congressional Push for DOJ Investigation into Cruel GOP Migrant Flights

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined 46 of her Congressional colleagues in calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to open a Department of Justice investigation into the cruel Republican migrant flights. Their letter, led by Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), and Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), follows reports that the…

Pingree, House Democrats Pass Legislation to Build Safer Communities

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Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and House Democrats today passed a robust public safety package to prevent crime, save lives, and serve justice. The four bills passed in the legislative package include the bipartisan Invest to Protect Act (H.R. 6448), the Mental Health Justice Act (H.R. 8542), the Break the Cycle of Violence Act (H.R.…

Pingree, House Pass Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Ensure Domestic Violence Survivors Are No Longer Responsible for Former Spouses' Loan Debt

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives today passed bipartisan, bicameral legislation to provide much-needed relief for individuals who previously consolidated their student loan debt with a spouse. Although Congress eliminated the program on July 1, 2006, it did not provide a means of severing existing loans, even in the event of domestic violence,…

Pingree Votes to Strengthen Election Safeguards, Prevent Another Jan. 6 Attack

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives took action today to prevent future attacks on Democracy and ensure the events of January 6, 2021 are not repeated. The bipartisan Presidential Election Reform Act (PERA), introduced by Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), members of the House panel investigating the Jan. 6…

Delegation, Governor Mills Pen Open Letter Urging Retailers, Restaurants to Continue Selling Maine Lobster

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Following the unsubstantiated decision by Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch to include Maine lobster on its seafood “Red List,” Senator Susan Collins, Congressman Jared Golden, Senator Angus King, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, and Governor Janet Mills published an open letter to retailers setting the facts straight.  On behalf of the 4,500 Maine lobstermen and women…

Collins, Pingree Push for Solution to Camp Ellis Erosion in Final Water Infrastructure Bill

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In an effort to provide a permanent fix to the severe erosion at Camp Ellis, U.S. Senator Susan Collins and U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree sent a letter to the leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to urge them to preserve a provision for Camp Ellis that they advocated for in the Water…

Reps. Pingree, Courtney Lead New Effort to Press for Additional Home Energy Assistance Funding

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Today, Reps. Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Joe Courtney (CT-02) led a coalition of representatives from the New England Congressional Delegations in writing to the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees, urging them to include additional funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the upcoming government funding package. As winter approaches,…

Delegation Announces $385 Million to Support Maine Farmers, Loggers and Mitigate Climate Change

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $385 million in nine projects that will benefit Maine’s forest products and agriculture industries while helping to combat climate change. The grants, which were awarded under the Partnerships for Climate-Smart…

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