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In Farm Bill Year, Pingree Rejoins Agriculture Committee, Pledges to Fight for Mainers

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Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree was reappointed by her Democratic colleagues to the House Agriculture Committee today, a committee assignment that will be vital in supporting Mainers as Congress crafts the 2023 Farm Bill.  “I’m grateful to my Democratic colleagues for once again electing me to serve on the House Agriculture Committee. As the only committee…

Collins, King, Pingree Meet with Governor Janet Mills at U.S. Capitol

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree today met with Governor Janet Mills at the U.S. Capitol.  “There’s nothing more important than working together when it comes to advocating for our state and helping Maine people,” said Senators Collins and King and Representative Pingree.  “During today’s meeting, we discussed opportunities…

Pingree, Baird, Thune, Brown Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Expand and Strengthen Local Meat Processing Capabilities

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Jim Baird (R-Ind.) and U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) plan to reintroduce legislation to support small meat and poultry processors. The bipartisan, bicameral Strengthening Local Processing Act will diversify and make the U.S. meat processing more resilient by giving local livestock…

Nirav D. Shah Joins Rep. Pingree for President Biden’s 2023 State of the Union Address

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Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) Director Nirav D. Shah will join Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) as her special guest for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 7. Director Shah, who helped to lead Maine through the coronavirus pandemic and oversaw the state’s widely successful vaccination…

Reps. Pingree, Waltz Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Coastal Communities Impacted by Ocean Acidification

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today introduced bipartisan legislation with Congressman Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) to support coastal communities grappling with ocean acidification driven by human activities. The bipartisan Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2023 (H.R. 9346) would direct the National Oceanic and…

Pingree Rejoins Powerful Appropriations Committee as Top Democrat on Interior Subcommittee

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Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will again serve on three House Appropriations Subcommittees: Interior, Environment and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies; and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies. Pingree, who was Chair of the Interior Subcommittee in the…

King, Pingree Urge Biden Administration to Protect Maine’s Forest Economy by Cracking Down on Illegal Wood Imports

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U.S. Senator Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree are calling on the Biden administration to stop illegal wood imports that harm Maine’s forest products industry. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack, the Maine lawmakers highlight the importance of taking on the illegal wood trade, call attention to the slow enforcement of existing laws, and urge rapid…

Collins, Pingree Announce $33 Million to Improve Climate-Friendly Ferry Service in Maine

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $33 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding to support, improve, and modernize passenger ferry service in Maine. The funding was awarded to the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) through the Federal Transit Administration’s new Ferry…

Pingree Cosponsors Constitutional Amendment to Rein in Unrestricted Campaign Spending

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced she has cosponsored the Democracy For All Amendment, introduced by U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) at the start of the 118th Congress, which would overturn legal precedents that have allowed unrestrained campaign spending and dark money…

Pingree Welcomes Long-Awaited USDA Action to Protect Integrity of the Certified Organic Label

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) final rule, which protects integrity in the organic supply chain and builds consumer and industry trust in the USDA organic label by strengthening organic control systems, improving farm to market traceability, and providing stronger enforcement…

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