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Pingree Applauds USDA Efforts to Enhance Organic Markets and Support Producers

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a longtime organic farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, today applauded the additional steps taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to strengthen the market for domestically grown organic goods, and to support producers seeking organic certification. Pingree…

Windham Student to Attend Naval Academy

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that Roman O. Thomas Jr. of Windham has accepted an offer to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Pingree nominated Roman, a Windham High School senior, to the Academy in December. “Acceptance to a U.S. service academy is extremely competitive and reflects highly on a student’s scholarship, community…

Pingree, Newhouse, Blumenthal Reintroduce Bicameral Bill to Standardize Food Date Labels, Cut Food Waste

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral Food Date Labeling Act, a bill designed to end consumer confusion around food date labeling and ensure Americans do not throw out useable food. Studies have shown that Americans are confused by food date labels,…

Maine Congressional Delegation Presses Biden Administration to Expand Markets for Maine Blueberries

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U.S. Senator Angus King is leading a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers with Senator Susan Collins and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden calling on the Biden Administration to expand markets for Maine blueberries and reduce barriers facing farmers who export the fruit. In a letter written by Senator King with Congressmen Larsen (D-WA) and Valadao (R-CA) and…

Pingree Announces $3.5 Million for Maine Volunteer Programs Aimed at Boosting Climate Resilience, Strengthening Education

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $3,457,812 in AmeriCorps funding for environmental stewardship and child development programs in Maine. The State and National grants and education awards will support approximately 226 AmeriCorps members who will collaborate with Maine organizations’ mission to boost climate resilience, protect and conserve public lands, and improve…

King, Pingree Celebrate Groundbreaking of Acadia Maintenance Facility With Deputy Secretary of the Interior Beaudreau

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King Pingree Acadia Groundbreaking

Today, U.S. Senator Angus King, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on National Parks, and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, attended the groundbreaking of Acadia National Park’s new maintenance facility. The 32,000-square-foot building funded by the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act…

VIDEO: Pingree Memorializes Portland’s Valentine’s Day Bandit in Congressional Record

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor Kevin Fahrman, the man revealed to be Maine’s infamous Valentine’s Day Bandit. Fahrman, of Falmouth, Maine, died last weekend.    Full text of the Congressional Record Statement is copied below.  Mr. Speaker, today, I rise to recognize a Mainer whose…

Pingree, Massie Lead Bipartisan Push to Empower Local Farmers, Meet Consumer Demand

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Today, U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) reintroduced the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act to make it easier for small farms and ranches to serve consumers. The PRIME Act (H.R. 2814) would give individual states freedom to permit intrastate distribution of custom-slaughtered meat such as beef, pork, or lamb to consumers,…

Pingree, ~200 House Democrats Call for Congress to Reject Republican Debt Ceiling Demands and Avoid Economic Default

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and nearly 200 members from across the House Democratic Caucus called on Republicans to uphold their obligation to protect the full faith and credit of the United States by lifting the debt ceiling “without any extraneous policies attached.” The lawmakers also emphasize, “separate from the lifting of the debt…

Pingree Votes Against House GOP’s Default on America Act

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), ranking member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, tonight voted against House Republicans’ Default on America Act looming, and released the following statement: “Speaker McCarthy is holding our economy hostage just to appease extremists in his caucus. His Default on America Act would…

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