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In Bicameral Letter, Pingree, Spanberger, Heinrich, Booker Lead Call for Investment in Agriculture as a Climate Solution

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-NJ), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) today led 30 of their colleagues in a letter urging House and Senate leadership to support a historic, long-term investment in farmers, ranchers, and rural communities as a part of upcoming infrastructure and climate change legislation. Text of their lett...

Maine Delegation Comes Together to Raise Awareness of Teen LGBTQ Suicide

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month and June is LGBTQ Pride Month, and Maine’s congressional delegation is the first in the country to come together in an effort to raise awareness of the particular challenges facing LGBTQ youth. In a public service announcement web video released by the Trevor Project, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Ja...

Senator Collins, Representative Pingree Urge EPA to Prioritize PFAS Issues in Maine

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Acting Regional Administrator Deborah Szaro, who has recently been appointed to lead the agency’s new Council on PFAS. In the letter, they highlighted Maine’s extensive and unfortunate history with PFAS issues and urged the Council to work with the State of ...

Pingree to DHS Secretary: Review ICE Facility Expansion in Scarborough

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In a letter sent today to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today expressed her ongoing concern with the relocation and expansion of an ICE facility from South Portland to Scarborough. Pingree first requested a delay in opening the facility in March 2020, citing the lack of transparency and engageme...

Following Push Led by Collins, King, and Pingree, DHS to Issue Additional H-2B Visas That Will Support Maine’s Tourism Industry

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Following a push spearheaded by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a joint rule today making available an additional 22,000 H-2B visas that will help small businesses fill seasonal job openings. Qualifying employers can begin applying on May 25. These ...

Pingree Votes for Supplemental Budget to Secure Capitol, Respond to January Attack

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today voted for the Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act, legislation to provide $1.9 billion in funding The emergency security supplemental contains funding in the jurisdiction of six Appropriations Subcommittees, including th...

Video Recap: In Floor Speech, Pingree Urges House Colleagues to Pass Coastal Protection Bill

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In a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) called for the passage of the COAST Research Act, legislation to address the impact of climate change on oceans. H.R. 1147, authored by Congresswoman Bonamici, would expand scientific research and monitoring to improve our understanding of ocean acidification and help coastal communities adapt to the ...

Maine Delegation Urges Administration to Reverse Reported Proposal to Cut Construction of a Navy Destroyer

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Jared Golden (D-ME) sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing concern about recent media reports that the Department of Defense (DoD) is only expected to request a single DDG-51 Flight III destroyer in the administration’s budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. This would be a reduction from th...

Pingree Votes for Bipartisan Legislation to Investigate Jan. 6th Domestic Terrorist Attack

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 252 members of the U.S. House of Representatives in passing H.R. 3233, the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex. “January 6, 2021 was one of the darkest days for American democracy. The nation deserves answers and accountability – that’s why I voted to establish an independent, bipartisan c...

Pingree Announces $11.2 Million Coming to Maine for Mental Health, Substance Use Programs

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will receive two grants totaling $11,239,664 through the American Rescue Plan. The $5,599,279 Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) and $5,640,385 Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) will fund mental health and substance use programs. “The pandemic has taken a significant toll on Mainers who ...

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