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

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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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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…

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $3.9 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds for Pier Repair and Expansion to Boost Tourism in St. George, Maine

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.9 million grant to St. George, Maine, to repair and expand the Port Clyde landing pier. This grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan. This project will boost the local tourism industry by bringing new visitors to the community, its…

Sen. King, Rep. Pingree Announce $2 Million from American Rescue Plan for Maine AmeriCorps Programs

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Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today that Maine will receive over $2 million in American Rescue Plan and State and National AmeriCorps grants to support child development and the environmental stewardship in Maine. The funding will support 113 AmeriCorps members in collaboration with the Maine…

With Maine Solar Projects Stalled, Pingree Joins 80+ Members in Urging Biden Admin. to Swiftly Resolve Commerce Inquiry

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WASHINGTON, DC—With hundreds of large-scale solar projects on hold in Maine and across the country as the U.S. Department of Commerce investigates potential trade violations, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and more than 80 of her House colleagues are urging President Joe Biden and his administration to quickly reach a preliminary decision. In a letter,…

During Small Business Week, Pingree Recognizes Maine 1st District SBA Award Winners

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As Maine and the country celebrate National Small Business Week, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is recognizing First District Small Business Association (SBA) 2022 Small Business Award winners for their hard work and contributions to their communities. Six small business owners in Pingree’s district are being honored this year, including Tyler Frank of Portland, who was named…

Following Push from Pingree, Biden Admin Expands Protections for Individuals Affected by USCIS Work Permit Backlog

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) welcomed the announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that certain Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal applicants’ work permits will be automatically extended for 540 days, as opposed to 180 days. The extension, effective May 4, 2022, is intended to help avoid gaps in employment for…

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