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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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Homeland Security Asylum Seekers Remarks

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…

Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Fiscal Year 2023 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Funding Bill

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The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2023 funding bill. In total, the bill includes $44.8 billion in regular appropriations, an increase of $6.8 billion – 18 percent – above the FY 2022 enacted level. There is also an additional $2.55 billion of funding provided under the fire suppression cap…

Pingree Celebrates Eastern Trail Expansion After Securing $700,000 for Project

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On Friday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and members from the Eastern Trail Alliance and the East Coast Greenway Alliance celebrated $700,000 in new federal funding to expand the Eastern Trail with an event in Kennebunk. The funding, secured by Pingree in the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bill alongside nine other community projects, will expand the Eastern…

In FDA Hearing, Pingree Presses Commissioner on COVID Vaccine Access for Children Under 5

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In a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies hearing on Thursday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) pressed FDA Commissioner Robert Califf for answers on the FDA’s timeline for making the COVID vaccine available to children age 5 and younger.  “I totally understand and appreciate how…

Maine’s First-Ever Virtual Dental Homes Launch Following $650,000 Secured by Rep. Pingree

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is celebrating the official launch of Maine’s first-ever network of virtual dental homes. As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Pingree fought for $650,000 in Community Project Funding to help the Children’s Oral Health Network of Maine create a community-based oral health care system to make vital dental services more convenient…

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