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Pingree, House Pass Bipartisan Tax Bill to Expand Child Tax Credit, Help Lift Maine Families Out of Poverty

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Tonight, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act, which will expand Child Tax Credit (CTC) accessibility to 39,000 more children in Maine with the lowest income and help lift nearly half a million kids out of poverty. Pingree, a senior member of the House…

Pingree Statement on U.S. Soldiers Killed in Jordan

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement today after three U.S. soldiers were killed by drone strike in Jordan: “Three brave American service members were killed and dozens were wounded in an attack on U.S. troops over the weekend in Jordan. My thoughts are with the families and friends who are mourning their fallen…

Pingree, Beyer, and Lawler Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Soil Health and Sustainability on Farms

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Don Beyer (D-Va.), and Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) introduced the Innovative Practices for Soil Health Act, bipartisan legislation to improve soil health on farms and support sustainable alternatives to annual agriculture by improving United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conservation programs to ensure they are better able to…

Pingree Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Push to Close the Digital Divide with Extension of the Affordable Connectivity Program

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has joined a bipartisan, bicameral effort build on progress made under President Biden to close the digital divide. Led by U.S. Senators Peter Welch (D-Vt.), JD Vance (R-Ohio), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and U.S. Representatives Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), the Affordable Connectivity Program…

Following Back-to-Back Storm Damage, Maine Delegation Sends Letter to FEMA in Support of Governor Mills’ Request to Streamline Federal Response

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Maine’s Congressional Delegation wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in support of Governor Janet Mills’ request that they treat the devastating January 10th and January 13th storms as a single disaster event for purposes of damage assessment and reporting consistent with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. “The damages are still being assessed, but…

Pingree Joins Colleagues in Pushing State Dept to Halt Displacement of Palestinians

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is reinforcing her call for a permanent bilateral ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war, urging the State Department to affirm the United States’ strong opposition to displacement of Palestinians from Gaza, and harshly criticizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he reportedly rejected President…

PHOTOS: Pingree Visits Hard-Hit Coastal Communities, Working Waterfronts Damaged in January Storms

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today visited several coastal First District communities hit hard by the barrage of damaging December and January storms. During stops in Port Clyde and Rockland, Pingree surveyed the costly damage to working waterfronts and met with local officials and fishermen to learn about ongoing recovery efforts. Pingree, who is Ranking…

King, Pingree Announce Nearly $640,000 Grant to Strengthen Maine Organic Dairy Market

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U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced a $639,449 federal grant for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). The Organic Market Development Grant (OMDG), awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will help fund MOFGA’s project to strengthen consumer and institutional demand for local organic dairy…

King, Pingree, Golden Applaud $1 Million Grant for Solar Panels and Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Acadia National Park Maintenance Building

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U.S. Senator Angus King, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, are welcoming the news of a $1 million grant to help install rooftop solar panels and twelve electrical vehicle charging stations at the McFarland Hill headquarters campus in Bar Harbor. Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the funding comes from the U.S. Department of…

Maine Delegation Sends Letter to President in Support of Governor Mills’ Request for Disaster Declaration for December Storm Damage

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Maine’s Congressional Delegation wrote to President Biden today in support of Governor Janet Mills’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration to help address the extreme winter storm damage across ten Maine counties that occurred in December. U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden asked the President to fully grant the Governor's…

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