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VIDEO: As Republicans Push Shortsighted Border Bill, Pingree Champions Bipartisan Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act

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Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree on Wednesday fought back against a punitive, shortsighted Republican bill, H.R. 5283, that would prohibit federal funding for shelters to house migrants on land controlled by Federal Land Management agencies. It would also void a lease between the Federal government and NYC to authorize the use of Floyd Bennett…

Pingree Praises Biden Admin. Investment in Maine Bioforestry with Establishment of New Tech Hub

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today welcomed news from the Biden-Harris Administration that Maine will be home to one of the nation’s first Tech Hubs. The Forest Bioproducts Advanced Manufacturing Tech Hub, led by the Maine Technology Institute, was designated as one of 31 Tech Hubs in regions across the country, authorized by the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act.…

Pingree Announces More Than $1 Million to Support Immigrant Services in Maine

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Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced two federal grants totaling more than $1,000,000 for the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center (GPIWC). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement awarded GPIWC $776,000 over three years to support existing GPIWC programs, help coordinate ongoing work with other service providers,…

Joining Biden on First Presidential Visit to Maine, Pingree Says ‘Bidenomics’ Directly Linked to State’s Strong Economic Growth

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined President Joe Biden in Auburn, Maine as highlighted how Bidenomics and his Investing in America Agenda are revitalizing manufacturing and bringing investments and jobs to communities, including those too often been left behind. Pingree, along with Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Congressmen Jared Golden (D-Maine) traveled on Air Force…

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Endorses Rep. Pingree’s Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act, Urges Swift Action in Congress

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today welcomed U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement of her Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act, bipartisan legislation that reduces the current 180-day waiting period for work authorization eligibility to 30 days, allowing an asylum seeker to apply for authorization as soon as the asylum claim is filed. In a letter to Members of…

Pingree Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Investment, Trade with Iceland

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Congressman Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), Congressman Greg Murphy (R-N.C.), and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) reintroduced the Iceland Commercial and Economic Leadership for Arctic and National Development (ICELAND) Act, legislation that would add Iceland to the list of nations eligible for investment and trade in the…

PHOTOS: Pingree Joins First Lady, Education Secretary on Tour Highlighting Maine’s Free Community College Initiative & Workforce Investments

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on a tour of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) in South Portland as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America Tour to highlight how President Biden’s economic policies are benefiting hardworking Americans across the country.  “Free…

VIDEO: In Interior Appropriations Hearing, Ranking Member Pingree, Forest Service Call Attention to Harmful Impact of Proposed Republican Cuts

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Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today called attention to the potentially detrimental impact Republican-proposed budget cuts would have on Americans’ jobs and way of life. In a budget hearing on Thursday, Pingree heard directly from U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore about the how these…

$1.2 Million Awarded to Help Ease Affordable Housing Crisis in Maine, Pingree Announces

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, today announced more than $1.2 million in grant funding for affordable housing efforts in Maine’s First Congressional District. Made possible through the Consolidated Appropriations Act for the 2023 Fiscal Year, the NeighborWorks America funding will support efforts to develop and preserve…

Congresswoman Pingree Renews Push to Speed Up Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Process

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today reintroduced her bipartisan Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act, legislation that reduces the current 180-day waiting period for work authorization eligibility to 30 days, allowing an asylum seeker to apply for authorization as soon as the asylum claim is filed. The updated legislation would also eliminate the…

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