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Rep. Pingree: Infrastructure bill win-win for our economy, environment

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Just before Thanksgiving, I was honored to join President Biden at the White House for the signing of the most expansive investment in American infrastructure since the construction of the interstate highway system. “From funding to repair our aging roads, bridges and ports to high-speed broadband expansion and legacy pollution cleanup,” the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act “is a once-in-a-g...

King, Pingree Announce Two Maine Finalists for $100 Million 21st Century Development Grants

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree today announced that the University of Maine-Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine) Coalition and Northeastern University’s Coalition – which includes the Maine-based Roux Institute and FocusMaine – are finalists and in the running for the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $1 billion “Build Back Bett...

Pingree Hails House Passage of Build Back Better Act as Transformative Blueprint for Climate-Smart, Care Economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Build Back Better Act, the most beneficial bill for working families enacted since The New Deal. The bill will prepare the nation for the next century through unprecedented investments in climate-smart programs and the establishment of a safety net that supports the needs o...

Congresswoman Pingree Travels to Glasgow With Congressional Delegation for COP26

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today that she is among the members of Congress traveling to Glasgow, Scotland with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26). The members, who will be in Glasgow for the second week of the global climate summit, will be there to help ...

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...

Chair Pingree Applauds President Biden for Restoring Federal Protections of Three National Monuments

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, issued the following supportive statement regarding President Biden’s plan to restore protections for Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, Bears Ears, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments: “I applaud President Biden for reinstating protections for Northeast Cany...

Why I support the Build Back Better Act

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For decades many of the biggest challenges facing our nation have been put on the backburner: child care affordability, a stronger safety net for aging Americans and people with disabilities, and our hazardous dependence on fossil fuels, to name just a handful. President Biden ran on a platform to reform these failed policies. That Biden won more votes than any candidate in America’s history was, ...

Pingree Announces $750K Grant to Support Maine Seafood Industry, Sustainable Jobs

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced federal funding for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI). The Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded GMRI $749,815 for their Gulf of Maine Blue Economy Initiative, which has the goal of developing a collaborative commercialization platform for the marine-related start up sector. GMRI says the result will be ...

Collins, Pingree, Golden Announce Nearly $5M in Federal Funding Awarded to Maine Energy Company

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Maine’s U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Jared Golden (ME-02) welcomed news from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that Yarmouth-based Summit Natural Gas will be receiving a portion of $64.7 million in funding for 22 projects focused on producing cost-effective, low-carbon biofuels. Yarmouth-based Summit Natural Gas of Maine, Inc. w...

House Appropriations Interior Chair Pingree Hosts Congressional Delegation Tour of Acadia National Park to Study Climate Impacts

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ACADIA NATIONAL PARK– Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition (SEEC) and Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, today concluded a three-day climate impact tour of Acadia National Park where she hosted U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), and Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH)...

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