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Pingree Votes to Deliver $40 Billion in Humanitarian, Defense Aid for Ukraine

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Tonight, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) voted with 367 of her U.S. House colleagues from both sides of the aisle to pass a $39.8 billion aid package in support of Ukraine. The package will provide urgently needed security, economic, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine as they continue to defend their sovereign nation against Russia’s unjust invasion. The legislation also includes funding for ...

Gorham Student to Attend U.S. Military Academy

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Gorham student to attend U.S. Military Academy

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today that Gorham High School student Elijah T. Wyatt has accepted an offer to attend the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. Pingree nominated Wyatt to the Academy in December. “Acceptance to a U.S. service academy is extremely competitive and reflects highly on a student’s scholarship, community service, and character,” said C...

Governor Mills, Senator King & Representative Pingree Announce $50 Million Homeowner Assistance Program to Help Maine People Hardest Hit by Pandemic Pay Their Mortgage, Utilities, Other Home Expenses

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Governor Janet Mills, U.S. Senator Angus King, and Representative Chellie Pingree announced today a $50 million Homeowner Assistance Fund through the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection to provide direct relief to Maine homeowners at risk of losing their homes because of hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The national program, authorized and funded through the American Rescue Plan...

During Small Business Week, Pingree Recognizes Maine 1st District SBA Award Winners

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As Maine and the country celebrate National Small Business Week, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is recognizing First District Small Business Association (SBA) 2022 Small Business Award winners for their hard work and contributions to their communities. Six small business owners in Pingree’s district are being honored this year, including Tyler Frank of Portland, who was named Maine Small ...

Rep. Pingree Applauds Biden for Announcing Plan to Hold 1st White House Food Conference in 50+ Years, Following Passage of Congressional Funding to Reestablish Summit

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today welcomed the news that President Biden will hold a White House conference on hunger, nutrition, and health this September, following repeated calls from dozens of Democratic and Republican Representatives. Pingree, who also serves on the House Appropriations Committee, championed an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus spending bill that provided ...

Pingree Announces $225,000 Grant to Expand Maine Family Planning Access

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced Family Planning Association of Maine, also known as Maine Family Planning, has received $224,865 from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The federal funding will go towards Maine Family Planning’s Title X telehealth project to expand family planning services for those in need throughout Maine. Title X is the only federal g...

Pingree Statement on Reported Draft Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

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SCOTUS Protest - March 2

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) issued this statement following media reports of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling: “I share the feelings of outrage, fear, and utter shock that millions of women across the country are experiencing right now. If this draft Supreme Court opinion is genuine and Roe v. Wade is overturned, a deeply partisan court will be...

Following Push from Pingree, Biden Admin Expands Protections for Individuals Affected by USCIS Work Permit Backlog

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) welcomed the announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that certain Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal applicants’ work permits will be automatically extended for 540 days, as opposed to 180 days. The extension, effective May 4, 2022, is intended to help avoid gaps in employment for noncitizens with pending EAD r...

Pingree Votes to Further Support Ukraine with Revival of WWII-Era Defense Program

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill to further support Ukraine amid Russia’s deadly invasion. Modeled after a World War II-era program, the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, introduced in the Senate by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), allows President Jo...

Pingree to USDA Sec. Vilsack: Meet with Maine Farmers Affected by PFAS Contamination

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WASHINGTON, DC—In a House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee budget hearing today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) underscored the widespread per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination affecting Maine farms and families, and questioned U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on what resources and funding the Department needs to address the issue. “We're findi...

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