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Pingree Announces $500k NEH Grant to Town of Kittery

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has granted $500,000 to the town of Kittery. NEH has awarded this grant to Kittery to update their library to make it more accessible to the public. “Libraries are one of our most invaluable public resources and it is incredibly important that these public resources remain available to everyone ... Read more »

Pingree, Golden Invite House Armed Services Committee Leadership to Bath Iron Works

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) wrote to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces today to invite them to tour Bath Iron Works (BIW). “Given your leadership positions on the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee and your representation of naval construction shipyards and their workers... Read more »

Pingree, House Agriculture Chairman Peterson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Hemp Farmers, CBD Businesses

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota), as well as Congressmen James Comer (R-Kentucky) and Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky), in introducing bipartisan legislation that will support hemp farmers and provide a regulatory pathway for products containing hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). The bill, H.R. 5587, would give the U.S. ... Read more »

Pingree-Spanberger Amendment to Label Safe Textiles Passes in House Bill to Regulate Forever Chemicals

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in passing H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act, which included her amendment on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Safer Choice label. The bill requires EPA to list PFAS chemicals (also known as “forever chemicals”), including PFOA and PFOS, as hazardous substances under the Superfund clean-... Read more »

VIDEO: In Floor Speech, Pingree Urges Passage of Bill to Regulate Harmful “Forever Chemicals”

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Today, in a speech on the House floor, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today urged passage of H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act. The bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to list PFAS chemicals (also known as “forever chemicals”), including PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under the Superfund clean-up program within a year and to develop national drinking water regulatio... Read more »

Pingree Calls for Floor Vote on Bills to Block Funding for War With Iran, Repeal 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today called for a vote on two bills that would repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force(AUMF) and prohibit any funding for offensive military force against Iran without congressional authorization. The bills led by Representatives Barbara Lee (D-California) and Ro Khanna (D-California) respectively passed the House with bipartisan support as ... Read more »

Pingree Statement on U.S. Airstrike in Iraq on Iranian Military Leaders

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s deadly airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport, which killed General Qassim Soleimani, Commander of the Iranian Forces: “Soleimani was an evil man whose death we do not mourn. Still, this move deliberately escalates conflict with Iran, increases the risk to American lives, and... Read more »

Pingree Announces $125k Drug-Free Communities Grant to Westbrook Schools

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the Westbrook School Department is the recipient of a $125,000 Drug-Free Communities grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). “This federal funding will help Westbrook community partners to educate kids and parents about substance use prev... Read more »

Deering Student Wins 2019 Congressional App Challenge for Maine’s First District

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that Deering High School junior Aidan Blum Levine has won the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for Maine’s 1st District. His submission “Windition” allows users of the app to post up-to-date weather conditions for winter sports. “Year after year, the apps Maine students develop are technically impressive, innovative, and solve problems that Americans f... Read more »

Pingree Statement on USMCA

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement regarding the House of Representatives vote on the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA): The last NAFTA upended Maine’s economy, causing our mills to shutter and thousands of good jobs to be outsourced. Though Democrats improved the deal originally handed to us by the Trump administration, this agreement ultimately ... Read more »

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