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In FY2022 NDAA, Pingree Champions Support for Survivors of Military Sexual Assault, Growth of BIW Workforce

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) on Tuesday voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022). The compromise defense bill authorizes three Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, builds on previous attempts to close the pay gap by authorizing support for a 2.7 percent pay increase for our service men and women in uniform, and makes sweeping ...

VIDEO: In floor remarks, Chair Pingree urges passage of full appropriations package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Interior Appropriations subcommittee, today spoke on the floor in support of a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown while encouraging her Republican colleagues to remember their “solemn duty to exercise our power of the purse” and come to the table to negotiate a full annual appropriations package to avo...

Pingree Announces Nearly $500K in USDA Awards to Expand Economic Opportunity in Rural Maine

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest nearly half a million dollars to improve equitable access to jobs, business opportunities, education, housing, and health care for people who live and work in rural Maine areas. The funding will be awarded to: The Island Institute in Rockland: $193,000 Rural Community Devel...

US Representatives Pingree, Spanberger Push Leadership to Keep Climate-Smart Agriculture Provisions in Build Back Better Act

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, US Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to keep climate-smart agriculture provisions in the Build Back Better Act. In their letter to leadership, Pingree and Spanberger, who are the primary sponsors of the Agriculture Resilience Act and Climate Stewardship Act, highli...

Pingree Votes to Support BIW Workforce, Reform Military Justice System in FY2022 Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted for the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY2022). The House-passed bill authorizes three Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and includes critical measures to combat sexual assault in the military, mitigate the effects of PFAS contamination, and address the climate emergency. Text of t...

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...

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