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Pingree Calls House Agriculture Reconciliation Bill a ‘Win’ for Climate Research, Forest Resilience, Renewable Energy

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, today called the panel’s markup of the agriculture provisions of the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation legislation a “win” for climate research, renewable energy, and the nation’s forests. The bill specifically includes $7.75 billion for climate-focused agricultural research; $18.69 billion for...

Pingree Announces $1M in EPA Funding for Brownfields Grants in Maine

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award two grantees in Maine a total of $1 million in EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants. These are supplemental awards made to grantees who have had successful projects and identified the need for additional funding. These RLF Grants provide funding for a grant recipi...

Pingree Announces $3M in FEMA Grants Supporting Maine Firefighters in Multiple Towns

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced more than $3 million in federal funding for Maine fire departments. Fire departments in Falmouth, Kennebunk, Jefferson, and at the Maine State Fire Academy in South Portland will receive a total of $668,604.14 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The town of K...

Pingree Welcomes $700M in USDA Pandemic Relief for Farm and Food Workers

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $700 million will soon be available to help farm and meatpacking workers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be available through the USDA’s new Farm and Food Workers Relief (FFWR) grant program. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), who is an organic farmer and a member of the House Agricult...

Pingree Announces Nearly $650K in Grants to Support Maine Firefighters

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that three Maine fire departments in the First Congressional District will receive a total of $645,670 in grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). In this fiscal year, the AFG Program will award $319.5 million to an estimated 2,000 eligible fire depar...

Pingree Announces $500K+ in Grants to Support Maine Firefighters

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that four Maine fire departments will receive a total of $502,878 in grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). In this fiscal year, the AFG Program will award $319.5 million to an estimated 2,000 eligible fire departments and first responder organizatio...

Pingree Announces Awards from Northern Border Regional Commission for Vinalhaven Downtown Resilience Project, Greater Augusta Utility District

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today that Vinalhaven has been awarded a $1 million State Economic & Infrastructure Development (SEID) grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) to upgrade the town’s downtown stormwater drainage, sewer, and water system and repair the sidewalk, crosswalk, parking, and boat launch along Main Street. Pingree also ann...

In FY22 Appropriation Bills Passed by Committee, Pingree Secures Funding for Clean Energy, Transportation, Housing

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As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted to pass the Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies bill, as well as the Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies bill. Pingree secured increased funding to combat the climate crisis, invest in safe housing and modernized transportation, create thousands ...

In FY22 Appropriation Bills Passed by Committee, Pingree Secures Funding to Combat Climate Crisis and Support Public Health

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As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the full House Appropriations Committee has approved the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Related Agencies bill and the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies bill. Pingree secured increased funding for programs within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

In FY2022 Interior Appropriations Package, Chair Pingree Secures 20% Funding Boost to Confront Climate Crisis, Conserve Public Lands, Support Tribes

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Rep. Pingree at a podium surrounded by almost a dozen people from Environment Maine

Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that the full House Appropriations Committee has approved the FY2022 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which increases appropriations by more than 20 percent above Fiscal Year 2021. “We must confront the looming climate em...

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