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Pingree Names Scarborough High Schooler 2023 Congressional App Challenge Winner

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Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today announced the winner of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge for her district: Scarborough High School junior Matthew Fagerlund. Matthew’s app “GiRAPHER” teaches middle school and high school students how to graph the equations they are likely to encounter in their math classes.  “Each year, the Congressional App…

Maine Delegation Announces Independent Army Inspector General Investigation into Events Preceding Lewiston Shooting

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Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced that the U.S. Army Inspector General (IG) will conduct a formal, independent investigation into the events leading up to the October 25 mass shooting in Lewiston. “The Army is committed to diligently investigating all facts and events related to the Army involving SFC…

Pingree, House Pass Bipartisan Bill to Support Dairy Farmers, Allow Whole Milk in School Cafeterias

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Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, and the U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act, which will allow for unflavored and flavored whole milk to be offered in school cafeterias through the National School Lunch Program. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-Pa.) and Kim Schrier…

Pingree Blasts Baseless Republican Impeachment Drive

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After the Republican-led House today approved a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden without any evidence, Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement: “House Republicans’ drive to impeach President Biden is based on zero evidence. After months of committee investigations and fishing expeditions, House Republicans have uncovered no proof of…

Pingree Joins 115 House Members in Requesting Increased Home Heating Assistance Funding

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined 115 House members in requesting increased funding totaling $1.6 billion for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “As you know, LIHEAP helps families who are at risk of being unable to afford to heat their homes in the winter or cool them in the summer. Last year, more than six…

Credit Card Companies Paused Implementation of a New Code That Could Help Prevent Mass Shootings; Pingree, Democrats Demand Answers

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Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and dozens of Congressional Democrats are pushing American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover to explain why their companies have paused the implementation of a new Merchant Category Code (MCC) for gun and ammunition retailers that could help flag suspicious firearm purchases and prevent gun violence, gun trafficking, and domestic…

Pingree Touts $28 Million Award to Improve Downeaster from Brunswick to Boston

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 President Biden announced $8.2 billion in new funding for 10 major passenger rail projects across the country, including $28 million for improvements of the Downeaster corridor in Maine, connecting Boston, Massachusetts, to Brunswick, Maine. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) strongly supported the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and helped pass the historic legislation…

In a new letter sent today, Maine Congressional Delegation Continues to Press for Independent Army Inspector General Investigation of Events Leading up to the Lewiston Shooting

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden sent a follow-up letter to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of the Army, Lieutenant General Donna W. Martin, to further press for a comprehensive review of the facts leading up to the October 25 mass shooting at Just-In-Time Recreation and Schemengees Bar…

PHOTOS: In DC, Pingree Meets with Lewiston Mass Shooting Survivor, Families of Victims

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today met with Mainers who were directly affected by the mass shootings in Lewiston. Following the emotional meeting with the group—which included one of the survivors, family members, and lawyers representing the victims’ families—Pingree released the following statement: “It means so much to me that a survivor and family members of those we lost…

King, Collins, Pingree Request Additional Flexibility for Funding to Support Migrants

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U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins, and U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree, are requesting that if Congress provides additional funding for the Shelter and Services Program (SSP), that the 45-day limitation on that aid be increased to 180 days. In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas, the Maine Delegation is requesting an extension of the…

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