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Reps. Pingree, Harshbarger Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Medical Students Have Equal Access to Residency Programs

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenn.) today introduced legislation to remove barriers and inequities from federally funded physician residency programs. The bipartisan Fair Access in Residency (FAIR) Act, which is strongly supported by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) as well as the University…

Pingree Votes to Protect Civil Service from Trump Sabotage

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 Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted alongside her Democratic and Republican colleagues in the House to pass the bipartisan Preventing a Patronage System Act, introduced by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), which would secure the civil service and protect federal employees from losing statutory job protections and due…

Ahead of House Labor Hearing, Pingree Shines Spotlight on Chipotle’s Union Busting Practices

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Ahead of today’s House Education and Labor Committee hearing on removing barriers to organizing, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) reiterated her support for workers pursuing unionization in Maine and across the country, drawing attention to Chipotle’s union-busting tactics in Augusta: “This summer, Chipotle abruptly closed a store in my district within weeks of workers…

VIDEO: At Rep. Pingree’s Urging, House Labor Committee Focuses on Maine Chipotle Workers

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today called attention to the suspicious and potentially illegal union-busting tactics in Maine by multi-billion-dollar chains Chipotle and Starbucks. In a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on removing barriers to organizing, fellow New England Representative Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) raised Pingree’s concerns, asking former National Labor…

Maine Delegation Presses Fisheries Agency for Fair Treatment of Maine Lobster Fishery

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After the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) gave lobster industry participants just two business days to submit proposals for a new risk reduction plan to protect right whales and denied lobstermen and their allies access to a key data tool, Maine’s congressional delegation pushed back today against these decisions by the agency.  In their letter to NMFS, Congressman Jared…

Maine Congressional Delegation and Governor Mills Call on Seafood Watch to Immediately Reverse Lobster Red List Designation or Provide Evidence to Back Claims

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Senator Angus King, Governor Janet Mills, Senator Susan Collins, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden are calling on the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch to immediately reverse the controversial listing of Maine lobsteron their seafood “Red List” and to remedy the significant harm they have already caused the iconic industry. In a letter…

Pingree: Seafood Watch Recommendation ‘Misguided, Uninformed, and Reckless’

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is condemning the updated designation by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program that adds American lobster to its “red list” of seafood to avoid.  “Seafood Watch’s recommendation to ‘avoid’ Maine lobster is misguided, uninformed, and reckless. This decision coincides with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s…

Pingree: I’m Proud to Join President Biden, Democrats in Fight for ‘Soul of the Nation’

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Following President Biden’s prime-time address on Thursday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement: “President Biden is absolutely right: The ‘MAGA’ philosophy that has taken over the Republican Party is extreme. At every turn, Congressional Republicans are working to deny the disturbing events of January 6, undermine trust in our electoral system, and…

Pingree Announces $600K to Strengthen Maine Meat Processing Supply Chains

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $600,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants awarded to three meat and poultry processors in Maine’s First Congressional District. Awarded through the USDA’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant Program (MPIRG), the funding will help strengthen and develop new market opportunities for meat and poultry…

Following Under Secretary’s Maine Visit, Pingree Applauds $300 million USDA Investment in New Organic Transition Initiative

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D- Maine) is applauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) $300 million investment, made possible in part with American Rescue Plan funds, to provide comprehensive support for both organic farmers and conventional farmers looking to transition to organic production. Announced this week by…

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