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VIDEO: In Appropriations Hearing, Interior Secretary Haaland, Ranking Member Pingree Highlight Funding for Climate Resilience, Tribal Stewardship Model in Acadia

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today emphasized the importance of bolstering climate change resilience and supporting tribal co-stewardship in Acadia National Park and other national parks across the county. In a budget hearing this morning with Department of the…

VIDEO: In Interior Appropriations Hearing, Ranking Member Pingree Says Severe Maine Storms Highlight Important Need for Forest Service Disaster Funding

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In a House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee budget hearing for the U.S. Forest Service today, Ranking Member Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) called attention to the severe storms Maine has endured in recent months, which have impacted local economies, infrastructure, and forests.  “Maine’s logging industry suffered more than $2.6…

VIDEO: Pingree Raises Concerns Over Maine’s Meat Processing Backlog with USDA Secretary Vilsack

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In a House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee hearing today with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) shed light on challenges Maine farmers are facing amid meat processing backlogs. Pingree, a longtime farmer and member of both the House Agriculture Committee and House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee, asked…

VIDEO: Pingree Presses Army Official on Restricting Reservists with Mental Health Diagnosis from Possessing Firearms

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In light of a new Interim Commission Report on last October’s mass shooting in Lewiston, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today pushed Sergeant Major of the Army Michael R. Weimer on what guardrails are in place to prevent Army reservists, like the shooter Robert Card, from possessing a firearm when experiencing a mental health crisis, and what protocols exist…

Good Shepherd Food Bank President to be Pingree’s 2024 State of Union Guest

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a senior House Appropriator and member of the House Agriculture Committee, today announced Heather Paquette, president of Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine, as her 2024 State of the Union Guest tomorrow night. With President Joe Biden expected to highlight his efforts to curb “shrinkflation” greed among big corporations and stave off harmful…

WATCH: Interior Appropriations Ranking Member Pingree Says House Democrats Successfully Blocked More Than 100 Poison Pill Riders in Funding Bill

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Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today urged her House colleagues to support the Subcommittee’s funding bill for fiscal year 2024. In remarks on the House floor on Wednesday, Ranking Member Pingree said the bill “continues investments to care for our planet, fight the climate emergency, and meet…

Pingree Secures $16.7 Million for 1st District Community Projects

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Senior House Appropriations Committee Member Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced she has secured more than $16.7 million for community projects in Maine’s First Congressional District. Funded through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024, Pingree’s 15 projects address a wide range of Maine community needs, including affordable housing, public safety,…

Pingree Secures $6.4 Million for Affordable Housing Initiatives in Maine’s 1st District

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced more than $6 million in federal funding for affordable housing initiatives in Maine’s First Congressional District, approved today in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies funding bill for fiscal year 2024 by the full House of Representatives. The Community Project Funding secured by Pingree includes…

Pingree Secures More Than $5.5 Million to Improve Water Infrastructure in Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, secured more than $5.5 million in Community Project Funding (CPF) for water infrastructure improvement projects in Richmond, Brunswick, Old Orchard Beach, York, and Camden in the government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2024. Pingree successfully fought to include more than $16.7 million in…

Pingree Secures $1.5 Million to Support Westbrook and Regional Fire Departments

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $1,500,000 in Community Project Funding (CPF) for a new fire training facility at the Westbrook Regional Vocational Center, which serves students from Bonny Eagle, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Gorham, Gray-New Gloucester, Greely, Scarborough, Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Windham and Yarmouth. This funding is among more…

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