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Pingree: One Year Later, President Biden’s Infrastructure Law is Delivering for Mainers

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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…

Reps. Pingree, Escobar Urge DHS to Shorten Wait Time for Work Authorization for Asylum Applicants

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Today, U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) led a letter to Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas urging the agency to shorten the wait time for work authorization for asylum applicants.    The letter, signed by nine additional Members, comes as border communities face an increase in migrant…

Reps. Pingree, Harshbarger Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Medical Students Have Equal Access to Residency Programs

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenn.) today introduced legislation to remove barriers and inequities from federally funded physician residency programs. The bipartisan Fair Access in Residency (FAIR) Act, which is strongly supported by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) as well as the University…

Ahead of House Labor Hearing, Pingree Shines Spotlight on Chipotle’s Union Busting Practices

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Ahead of today’s House Education and Labor Committee hearing on removing barriers to organizing, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) reiterated her support for workers pursuing unionization in Maine and across the country, drawing attention to Chipotle’s union-busting tactics in Augusta: “This summer, Chipotle abruptly closed a store in my district within weeks of workers…

VIDEO: At Rep. Pingree’s Urging, House Labor Committee Focuses on Maine Chipotle Workers

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today called attention to the suspicious and potentially illegal union-busting tactics in Maine by multi-billion-dollar chains Chipotle and Starbucks. In a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on removing barriers to organizing, fellow New England Representative Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) raised Pingree’s concerns, asking former National Labor…

Pingree, House Democrats Send Landmark Climate, Health Care Bill to President Biden’s Desk

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IRA Pelosi Signing

Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and House Democrats passed H.R. 5376, the historic Inflation Reduction Act, a sweeping economic package to lower health care costs, combat the climate crisis, and fight inflation. The once-in-a-generation legislation, which was passed by Senate Democrats on August 7, makes transformative changes to Medicare, including allowing…

Pingree, EPA Celebrate Historic $13.8 Million Infrastructure Law Investment to Clean Up, Redevelop Hazardous Sites in Maine

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SoPo Big EPA Check

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) on Tuesday joined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator David Cash, Portland Mayor Kate Snyder, and Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Melanie Loyzim in Portland to celebrate a historic $13.8 million Infrastructure Law investment to assess and clean up Brownfields sites in communities…

Maine Congresswoman Pingree Calls for Investigation of Chipotle for Union Busting

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today urged the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to investigate Chipotle for closing its store in Augusta, Maine within hours of workers filing to unionize. “The timing of Chipotle’s store closure in my district is more than alarming, it raises serious concerns of illegal union-busting. My constituents at the Augusta store followed…

Chair Chellie Pingree Votes to Pass FY2023 House Appropriations Legislation to Help Families, Invest in Climate, and Support Maine Tribes

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Today, Rep. Chellie Pingree voted to pass H.R. 8294, a package of six government funding bills which will help families and communities across America, including the Interior and Environment bill she authored. The transformative investments in the bill will lower the cost of living, create good-paying American jobs, lift up working families, meet the needs of…

King, Pingree Announce Over $62 Million to Catalyze Maine Small Business Growth

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U.S. Senator Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree announced today that Maine will be receiving $62.2 million from the American Rescue Plan to grow and support small businesses. The new State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds will create four different programs, including two venture capital programs that will boost Maine startups with fewer than 10 employees to…

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