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.
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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… Read more »
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… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today reintroduced her 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 cumbersome… Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC–Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $2,750,000 in Community Project Funding for the Maine Governor’s Energy Office. The funding Pingree secured in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill will support the Maine Clean Energy Partnership Workforce Initiative, which develops programming for workforce and training opportunities and provides direct training… Read more »
Construction on a new youth job readiness center in Biddeford can begin thanks to federal funds secured by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine). One of 15 projects Pingree submitted for Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill, Apex Youth Connection will receive $750,000 for its Future Focus Job Readiness Center, which will target the York County… Read more »
The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center (GPIWC) will now have the funds needed to launch acomprehensive entrepreneurial leadership training program for immigrant women and girls in Maine, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today. Secured through Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill, $619,000 will help GPIWC create and launch their… Read more »
Boots2Roots, a nonprofit based in Portland serving veterans, will receive $1.5 million to expand its Transition to Work Initiative, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today. Pingree, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, secured the Community Project Funding (CPF) in the final Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill, which passed Congress today.… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, today celebrated final passage of the government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023 which directs the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to dedicate $5 million to assist farmers whose land has been contaminated by PFAS or “forever chemicals”. As Chair of the… Read more »
Today, marking the first anniversary of President Biden’s landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree highlighted the historic federal investments that are already creating good-paying jobs and transforming Maine communities.
“One year ago, President Biden and the Democratic Congress delivered a… Read more »