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US Reps. Pingree, Golden, and Chairman Courtney Highlight BIW’s Importance to Navy’s Mission

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Maine’s U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) today hosted House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee Chairman Joe Courtney (CT-02) at Bath Iron Works, where the three lawmakers highlighted the facility’s value to the Navy’s mission. Photos of the lawmakers’ visit are available online here. The visit follows the release of the Presidential Budg...

Maine Delegation Opposes President’s Budget Request to Cut Navy Destroyer

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Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Jared Golden (D-ME) expressed their opposition to the inclusion of only one DDG-51 Flight III destroyer in President Joe Biden’s budget request for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, and committed to advocating for increased procurement of the destroyers. At least two DDG-51s were previously project...

Pingree Statement on President Biden’s FY22 Budget

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In response to the release of President Joe Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement: “Budgets are a reflection of our values. President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal offers a transformative investment in American lives, helping us emerge from the past 1...

Video Recap: Rep. Pingree Asks USDA Officials to Address Trump-Era OIG Report on Climate Change Research

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In a House Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) asked Acting U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary for Research, Education, and Economics (REE) Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young how the REE mission area is coordinating climate change research with other USDA agenc...

Video Recap: Pingree Pushes USDA to Speed Up Broadband Expansion in Nation’s Smallest Rural Communities

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture & Rural Development, today asked officials from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development to detail their plans for rural broadband as outlined in their Fiscal Year 2022 budget request, including how they plan to better prioritize broadband in under-resourced communities. “I think each o...

Pingree Announces Community Project Funding Opportunity for Maine’s 1st Congressional District

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that her office is accepting requests for Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations process. These funds will direct congressional spending to eligible projects conducted by state and local governments or 501(c)3 non-profits. Additional information on eligibility and application requirements are available here. “Congres...

ADVISORY: In Her First Hearing as Chair, Pingree to Focus on Marine Plastic Pollution, Recycling

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On Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, will hold her first hearing as Chair, which will focus on efforts to address marine plastic pollution through recycling. Plastics are a widespread environmental contaminant. More than 8 million tons of plastic are dump...

Pingree: House Moving Urgently to Deliver Much-Needed Pandemic Relief

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As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) sits on one of the 12 House panels charged with drafting a much-needed budget reconciliation relief package before expanded unemployment insurance expires for millions on March 14. By the end of last week, nine of the 12 House committees held marathon budget hearings to ensure struggling Americans get the relie...

Pingree Joins 59 House Members in Urging Full Funding for PFAS Provisions in Final Omnibus Budget

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined a bipartisan letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees in support of robust funding in the final FY 2021 spending bill to protect communities from harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals. The letter, signed by 59 Members of Congress, outlines tens of millions of dollars in efforts to urgently address PFAS chemicals ...

Pingree Votes Again to Support Financial Health of Post Office, Secure Mail Voting

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted in support of the Delivering for America Act, which passed the House of Representatives 257-150. The critical legislation will provide the United States Postal Service (USPS) with $25 billion in emergency appropriations, require USPS to treat election mail as First Class mail, and explicitly reverse the Trump Administration’s s...

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