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Pingree Celebrates Eastern Trail Expansion After Securing $700,000 for Project

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On Friday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and members from the Eastern Trail Alliance and the East Coast Greenway Alliance celebrated $700,000 in new federal funding to expand the Eastern Trail with an event in Kennebunk. The funding, secured by Pingree in the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bill alongside nine other community projects, will expand the Eastern Trail 11 miles from Kennebun...

In FDA Hearing, Pingree Presses Commissioner on COVID Vaccine Access for Children Under 5

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In a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies hearing on Thursday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) pressed FDA Commissioner Robert Califf for answers on the FDA’s timeline for making the COVID vaccine available to children age 5 and younger. “I totally understand and appreciate how important it is to ...

Pingree, House Pass Legislation to Stop Price Gouging at the Gas Pump

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to stop price gouging at gas pumps. The Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, introduced by Reps. Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-Wash.) and Katie Porter (D-Calif), would give the President the power to issue an Energy Emergency Declaration that would make it unlawful to increase gasoline and home en...

Pingree Announces $110,000 in Federal Grants to Support the Arts in Maine’s 1st District

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced more than $100,000 in grants to support the arts in Maine’s First Congressional District. Seven Maine organizations were awarded the funding through the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) flagship grant program, Grants for Arts Projects (GAP), which funds projects that engage their communities through art. “The pandemic has shown us how ...

With Maine Solar Projects Stalled, Pingree Joins 80+ Members in Urging Biden Admin. to Swiftly Resolve Commerce Inquiry

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WASHINGTON, DC—With hundreds of large-scale solar projects on hold in Maine and across the country as the U.S. Department of Commerce investigates potential trade violations, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and more than 80 of her House colleagues are urging President Joe Biden and his administration to quickly reach a preliminary decision. In a letter, the Members urge the Administration ...

EPA Announces Record $24.2 Million Brownfields Investment in Maine

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a $24,200,000 investment in Maine made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to revitalize communities across the country by cleaning up contaminated and blighted sites and redeveloping them for productive uses. The funds will support under-served and economically disadvantaged communities around the state in assessing and clean...

Pingree, 150 House Democrats Urge Biden Administration to Continue Quick Action on Formula Shortage

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and 150 House Democrats urged continued action from the Biden Administration to address the infant and specialty formula shortage. The White House has announced they are working with key formula manufacturers to increase production, cut red tape to speed imports, and quickly get these products back on the shelves. The letter, led by R...

Interior Chair Pingree: Indian Boarding School Report Critical Step to Uncover Inhumane Treatment of Native People

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee on Interior and Environment, today released the following statement in response a new Interior Department investigative report into historical abuse at federal Indian boarding schools: “This painful investigation uncovers a shameful stain from America’s past that has been whitewashed from our history books. If we ...

Pingree’s Office Flooded with 3,500+ Messages of Support for Abortion Access

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Ahead of today’s expected vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) in the Senate, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is sharing results from an abortion access survey of Mainers conducted in wake of the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Of the 3,530 respondents, 82% (2,854 individuals) said they want Congress to pass legislation making abortion safe, legal, ...

Maine’s First-Ever Virtual Dental Homes Launch Following $650,000 Secured by Rep. Pingree

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is celebrating the official launch of Maine’s first-ever network of virtual dental homes. As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Pingree fought for $650,000 in Community Project Funding to help the Children’s Oral Health Network of Maine create a community-based oral health care system to make vital dental services more convenient and acce...

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