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Congressionally-Directed Funding Secured by King, Pingree Awarded to Create 4-H Club Foundation’s Innovation Lab in Bridgton

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U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that $450,000 in Congressionally-Directed Spending secured by the Maine leaders is headed to the Maine 4-H Club Foundation. The Maine 4-H Club Foundation intends to use the investment to leverage the purchase of Bridgton’s historic Magic Lantern…

Following Push from Pingree, House Approves Millions in Additional Low-Income Heating Assistance for Maine

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House Appropriations Interior Chair Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her House colleagues in sending an emergency supplemental funding package to President Biden’s desk which includes $1 billion for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) nationwide as well as support for war-torn Ukraine and urgently needed FEMA…

Pingree Announces $2 Million Federal Investment to Strengthen Maine Aquaculture

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $2.12 million in federal funding to strengthen Maine’s aquaculture industry. Awarded through National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant program, the funding will support sustainable aquaculture projects at the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center and the University of Maine Center for Cooperative…

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…

Pingree Secures $31.6 Million for Maine’s 1st District in FY2023 Funding Package

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More than $31.6 million for Maine’s First District is included in the Fiscal Year 2023 House Appropriations bills, senior House Appropriations Member Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today. From climate resilience and mitigation projects to workforce development and community engagement projects, all 15 of Pingree’s submitted community projects have been…

Golden, Pingree Secure Critical Funding to Help Lobstermen Cover Burdensome Regulation Compliance Costs

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Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that they have secured $14 million to help support Maine lobstermen in the House Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill. The inclusion of the funding in the bill comes after Golden and Pingree led a group of…

AFTER ROE: In Appropriations Committee, Pingree Fights to Expand Abortion Access

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and fellow Democratic members of the House Appropriations Committee today countered attacks on reproductive health care from the Supreme Court and rightwing legislatures. In the fiscal year 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which passed the full House…

VIDEO: In Appropriations Committee, Pingree Secures Millions to Offset Asylum Seeker Emergency Shelter Costs, Speed up Work Authorization

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Senior House Appropriations Committee Member Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has successfully fought for millions of federal dollars in the Fiscal Year 2023 House Appropriations package to help asylum seekers and Maine communities supporting them. In a full House Appropriations Committee markup on Friday, Pingree shed light on the City…

Following Push from Pingree, $5 Million to Assist Farmers Impacted by PFAS Included in FY23 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

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Funding to mitigate impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination is included in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced on Thursday. Pingree, a longtime organic farmer and a member of the House Committee on Agriculture,…

Interior Chair Pingree Secures $4.5 Million for 2 Maine Projects in FY23 Appropriations Bill

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House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill will include nearly $4.5 million in Community Project Funding to support two water infrastructure projects in Maine’s First District. In total, the Subcommittee-passed bill includes…

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