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VIDEO: Pingree Welcomes “A Better Day for the American Public” As Biden, Harris are Sworn In

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As Joseph R. Biden is sworn in as President of the United States and Kamala Harris is sworn in as Vice President of the United States, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released a video statement welcoming a new day in America and a new presidential administration. “This is a really important day in America, when we witness the peaceful transfer of power between one administration to ... Read more »

Pingree Statement on President Biden’s 17 Executive Orders

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement as President Biden signs 17 Executive Orders on the first day of his presidency: “President Biden has set the stage for a more optimistic era in America -- not only in words, but in his Day One actions. He has signed 17 Executive Orders to begin to undo the harm done by the last administration. These moves are critical to beg... Read more »

Pingree Statement on COVID-19 Memorial

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As President-elect Biden hosts a vigil for victims of the coronavirus at the Lincoln Memorial, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement: “Tonight we mourn over 400,000 Americans, including hundreds of Mainers, who were robbed of their lives by coronavirus. Many spent their final days in isolation and said goodbye to their loved ones through a cellphone. This unfatho... Read more »

Pingree, 122 House Members Call on Biden to Support Including Paris Climate Agreement in New NAFTA

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 122 of her House colleagues calling on the incoming Biden administration to expand on its commitment to rejoin the Paris Agreement by working with the governments of Canada and Mexico to include the agreement in the recently-renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “[W]e strongly urge you to take your commitment to rejoin the Pa... Read more »

Pingree Statement on Biden COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan

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Pingree Statement on Biden COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) issued the following statement on the announcement from the incoming Biden-Harris Administration outlining their emergency relief package: “The fact that President-elect Biden has unveiled such a comprehensive relief bill before he even takes office speaks to his keen understanding... Read more »

Pingree Announces $2.5 Million Grant to Support Rural Health Care Workforce Training in Southern Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. of Brunswick, Maine, will receive a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to deploy a Rural Health Training program in Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo, and York Counties. This grant will help train rural health care workers for nursing and pharmacy jobs. “As regions urban and rural al... Read more »

Pingree Joins 40 Lawmakers in Demanding Answers from DoD After National Guard Support was Denied Prior to Jan. 6 Attack

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 40 lawmakers in demanding answers from the Department of Defense (DoD) about its role in preparing for and responding to the attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. In a letter to Acting Secretary of Defense, Christopher Miller, the lawmakers outline grave concerns about the Department of Defense’s role in preparing for and respo... Read more »

Maine Delegation Announces Nearly $90 Million to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Expand Testing throughout Maine

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced that Maine has been awarded a total of $89,516,771 to support the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and expand access to COVID-19 testing. This funding was awarded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, which provided more than $50.8 billion in federal fun... Read more »

VIDEO: In Washington, Pingree Says “We’re Here Because We Have to Protect the Fundamentals of Our Democracy” as Second Impeachment of Pres. Trump Begins

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As the second impeachment of President Donald Trump begins in the U.S. House, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released a video statement on the need to hold President Trump accountable for role in inciting a group of insurrectionists to storm the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021: “Today we are voting to impeach the President of the United States because only hours before, he ... Read more »

Pingree Votes to Impeach Donald Trump for Role in Right-Wing Domestic Terror Attack on U.S. Government

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement on the vote to impeach President Trump for his role in the domestic terrorist attack last Wednesday, January 6, 2021: “Today, against the backdrop of National Guard troops deployed to our Capitol to prevent another right-wing domestic terrorist attack, I voted with House Democrats and Republicans to impeach Donald Trump... Read more »

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