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Maine Delegation Secures $17.1 Million to Support Jobs in Maine’s Lobster Industry

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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced today that $17,065,000 to support Maine’s lobster industry was included in the Fiscal Year 2022 Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill. Senator Collins is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and a member of the CJS Appropriations Subcommittee. R...

Pingree Secures Millions for 10 Maine Projects in FY22 Appropriations Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC—With the House passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bill tonight, Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Chair Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) secured millions of dollars in funding for ten Maine community projects. “In addition to long-overdue investments to protect human health, fight the climate emergency, and meet our trust o...

Interior Chair Pingree Secures Historic Funding for Arts, Renewable Energy, Environmental Justice in FY2022 Bicameral Appropriations Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC— Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) tonight welcomed House passage of the FY2022 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which increases funding $1.9 billion above Fiscal Year 2021. This $38 billion bill makes significant investments to improve water quality and public health i...

Pingree Welcomes $130M American Rescue Plan Funding Boost to Support Local, Regional Food Systems

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today welcomed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcement of $130 million in supplemental American Rescue Plan funding for the Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP). This funding, which is divided into $65 million for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 each, will promote competition and create more and better markets for local and region...

Pingree Announces USDA Funding to Improve Critical Community Facilities at Wolfe’s Neck, Old Orchard Beach

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced USDA Rural Development has awarded funding to two organizations in Maine’s First Congressional District totaling $2.57 Million. “As a member of both the House Agriculture and House Appropriations Committees, I’ve advocated for federal funding that supports critical infrastructure and economic development in Maine’s rural communities,” said C...

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...

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