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Pingree Recognized for Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Efforts, Accepts ILAP’s Policy Leader Award

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Tonight, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) accepted the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project’s (ILAP) 2023 Policy Leader award in recognition of her work and leadership in Congress to speed up asylum seeker work authorizations. Pingree accepted the award at an event in Portland on Wednesday night, where she dedicated the award to her Portland-based constituent services team.  “I’m…

Collins, King, Pingree Announce $199K to Support Penobscot Nation Ocean and Coastal Priorities

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the Penobscot Indian Nation $199,998 to increase the tribe’s involvement and support of energy, climate change and ocean-related issues. Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and dispersed via NOAA’s Regional…

Pingree Announces $540,000 for the Equality Community Center

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Equality Center

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced that she has secured $540,000 for the Equality Community Center in Portland to complete building renovations for its collaborative community center and workspace for underserved populations. Passed today by the House in the Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations package, Pingree successfully fought to fund 15 community…

Collins, King, Pingree, Governor Mills Announce Maine Defense Industry Alliance

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Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree, and Governor Janet Mills announced the Maine Defense Industry Alliance (MDIA), a newly established non-profit coalition of Maine defense companies, state agencies, community colleges and universities, and other vocational training organizations. Based at the York County Community College (YCCC)…

Pingree Seeks Maine Veteran or Gold Star Family Member for 2-Year Congressional Fellowship in Portland Office

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Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today announced a 2-year paid fellowship opportunity in her district office in Portland. Pingree said the person chosen for the special Green and Gold Congressional Aide Program, formerly known as the Wounded Warrior program, will work with the military and veteran constituents to handle veterans-related casework and act as…

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

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CP asylum remarks

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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Bidenomics Auburn Maine

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…

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