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Pingree Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Investment, Trade With Iceland

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Congressman Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) introduced 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 U.S provided U.S. nat...

Rep. Pingree: Infrastructure bill win-win for our economy, environment

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Just before Thanksgiving, I was honored to join President Biden at the White House for the signing of the most expansive investment in American infrastructure since the construction of the interstate highway system. “From funding to repair our aging roads, bridges and ports to high-speed broadband expansion and legacy pollution cleanup,” the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act “is a once-in-a-g...

Pingree Announces Nearly $500K in USDA Awards to Expand Economic Opportunity in Rural Maine

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest nearly half a million dollars to improve equitable access to jobs, business opportunities, education, housing, and health care for people who live and work in rural Maine areas. The funding will be awarded to: The Island Institute in Rockland: $193,000 Rural Community Devel...

Pingree Hails House Passage of Build Back Better Act as Transformative Blueprint for Climate-Smart, Care Economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Build Back Better Act, the most beneficial bill for working families enacted since The New Deal. The bill will prepare the nation for the next century through unprecedented investments in climate-smart programs and the establishment of a safety net that supports the needs o...

Why I support the Build Back Better Act

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For decades many of the biggest challenges facing our nation have been put on the backburner: child care affordability, a stronger safety net for aging Americans and people with disabilities, and our hazardous dependence on fossil fuels, to name just a handful. President Biden ran on a platform to reform these failed policies. That Biden won more votes than any candidate in America’s history was, ...

Pingree Announces $750K Grant to Support Maine Seafood Industry, Sustainable Jobs

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced federal funding for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI). The Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded GMRI $749,815 for their Gulf of Maine Blue Economy Initiative, which has the goal of developing a collaborative commercialization platform for the marine-related start up sector. GMRI says the result will be ...

Pingree Calls For Replenished Funds to Help Restaurants Affected by Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is among 40 members of Congress calling for a replenishment of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF). The lawmakers penned a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi last week highlighting the importance of the RRF and urging her to include funding for it any forthcoming reconciliation package. The RRF was established under the American...

Maine Delegation Announces $750,000 to Revitalize and Preserve Maine’s Historic Downtowns

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced that the Maine Development Foundation (MDF) has received a total of $750,000 to revitalize and preserve historic downtowns throughout the State of Maine. This funding was awarded through the National Park Service’s (NPS) Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program. The...

King, Golden, Collins, Pingree Reintroduce Bill to Help Young Mainers Work at Family Logging Operations

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Senator Angus King (I-ME) and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) reintroduced their Future Logging Careers Act this week with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) as cosponsors. The bipartisan, bicameral Future Logging Careers Act would allow small logging businesses to train 16- and 17-year-old family members for futures in Maine forest products. “Maine’s logging industry is par...

During National Apprenticeship Week, Pingree Votes to Expand Funding for Apprenticeship Programs

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 8294, the National Apprenticeship Act. The legislation reauthorizes and invests in the Registered Apprenticeship system, America’s most successful federal workforce development program. The bill passed 246 to 140. “94% of people who complete registered apprenticeships get hired and...

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