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As Trump Administration Seeks to Overturn ACA, Pingree Votes to Protect & Expand Health Care Coverage

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted in favor of H.R. 1425, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. The legislation, which would make health care more affordable and accessible, passed the United States House of Representatives 234-179. “Congressional Republicans have voted more than 70 times to undermine the Affordable Care Act—a law that has extended health car... Read more »

Pingree Votes for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to Enforce Mandatory Ban on Excessive Use of Force, Reporting of Police Misconduct

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted for passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which would enforce national mandatory accountability standards to end police misconduct and address racial injustice in policing. “After George Floyd’s murder by police was captured on video, millions of Americans called for law enforcement reforms to address unchecked racial profiling and... Read more »

Pingree Votes to End Washington’s D.C. Taxation Without Representation

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted for H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, which would make the District of Columbia America’s 51st state and ensure the city’s more than 702,000 residents are finally fully represented in the U.S. Congress. “Washington, D.C. has more residents than the states of Vermont and Wyoming, who pay more federal taxes than the residents of 22 indiv... Read more »

Maine Delegation Urges Direct Relief for Maple Syrup Producers through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in support of maple syrup producers’ eligibility for direct relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP, created through the CARES Act, will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to d... Read more »

After Delegation Letter Urging Action, Collins, King, Pingree Applaud Administration Move to Support Lobster Industry

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Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement in response to a Presidential Memorandum that calls on USTR and USDA to provide the lobster industry with the same form of financial assistance that has already been extended to farmers suffering as a result of China’s retaliatory tariffs. Today’s mov... Read more »

Pingree Announces $464,312 in CARES Funds to Retain Jobs With Maine Cultural Organizations

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded three grants totaling $464,312 to help cultural organizations in the First Congressional District retain employees during this economic crisis. The funding comes from the CARES Act, passed by Congress with Pingree’s support in late March, and will support essential operations and job... Read more »

Maine Awarded $1.35 Million for Food Box Program to Support Farmers, Help Address Food Insecurity

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced today that Native Maine Produce & Specialty Foods, a Westbrook distribution company, was awarded $1.35 million to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program. The Farmers to Families Food Box Program, a component of USDA’s Coronavirus Food As... Read more »

Pingree to House Leadership: Prioritize Clean Energy Workforce & Mitigate Climate Crisis in Next Recovery Package

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) sent a 17-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Committee Chairs urging relief for the more than half-a-million workers in the clean energy sector who have been neglected in past COVID-19 response packages. The letter outlines specific pat... Read more »

Pingree Statement on Trump Administration’s Ban on Foreign Worker Visas Through 2020

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement after the White House announced President Trump will sign an Executive Order extending foreign worker visa restrictions, including H-2B seasonal worker and student visas, through the end of 2020: “This Executive Order is yet another example of President Trump using the coronavirus pandemic to advance a hateful and extre... Read more »

On Juneteenth, Pingree Launches Racial Justice Webpage

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On Juneteenth, a date commemorating when the last forcibly enslaved Black Americans were freed on June 19th in 1865, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) launched a new webpage detailing more than 25 federal bills she supports to address systemic racism in the United States. Pingree’s new Racial Justice webpage outlines legislation she is co-sponsoring in the 116th Congress to address police br... Read more »

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