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Collins, King, Pingree Announce $199K to Support Penobscot Nation Ocean and Coastal Priorities

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Chellie Pingree announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the Penobscot Indian Nation $199,998 to increase the tribe’s involvement and support of energy, climate change and ocean-related issues. Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and dispersed via NOAA’s Regional…

Rep. Pingree Touts 16 USDA Grants, 2 Loans Worth Over $30 million for Midcoast Maine Businesses

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Today Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced 16 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants and loans worth a total of $2.1 million for businesses in midcoast Maine. The infusion of rural development funding comes from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed by Congressional Democrats and signed by President…

WATCH: Interior Appropriations Ranking Member Pingree Says House Democrats Successfully Blocked More Than 100 Poison Pill Riders in Funding Bill

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Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today urged her House colleagues to support the Subcommittee’s funding bill for fiscal year 2024. In remarks on the House floor on Wednesday, Ranking Member Pingree said the bill “continues investments to care for our planet, fight the climate emergency, and meet…

Pingree Secures More Than $5.5 Million to Improve Water Infrastructure in Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, secured more than $5.5 million in Community Project Funding (CPF) for water infrastructure improvement projects in Richmond, Brunswick, Old Orchard Beach, York, and Camden in the government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2024. Pingree successfully fought to include more than $16.7 million in…

Pingree Touts $10 Million Federal Investment to Boost Clean Energy, Lower Heating Costs in Rural Maine

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On Tuesday, Maine Governor Janet Mills and Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree joined Efficiency Maine Executive Director Michael Stoddard and Mariana Casagranda, a manufactured homeowner, to celebrate a $10 million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investment to accelerate clean energy deployment in rural Maine. Efficiency Maine’s Whole-Home Heat Pump Solutions…

Maine Delegation Urges President Biden to Approve Governor Mills’ Request for Major Disaster Declaration Following January Storms

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Maine’s Congressional Delegation wrote to President Joe Biden in support of Governor Janet Mills’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration to help address the estimated $70.3 million in damage that occurred across eight Maine counties during the January 10 and January 13 storms. U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden asked the…

Pingree Announces Nearly $400,000 to Protect, Preserve Coastal Maine Wetlands

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Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee, today announced a $395,000 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) grant to support conservation efforts in Maine’s Piscataqua/Great Bay estuary system. The National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program funding will allow the Maine…

King, Pingree, Golden Applaud $1 Million Grant for Solar Panels and Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Acadia National Park Maintenance Building

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U.S. Senator Angus King, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, are welcoming the news of a $1 million grant to help install rooftop solar panels and twelve electrical vehicle charging stations at the McFarland Hill headquarters campus in Bar Harbor. Funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the funding comes from the U.S. Department of…

Pingree Joins 115 House Members in Requesting Increased Home Heating Assistance Funding

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined 115 House members in requesting increased funding totaling $1.6 billion for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). “As you know, LIHEAP helps families who are at risk of being unable to afford to heat their homes in the winter or cool them in the summer. Last year, more than six…

Protect Billions in IRA Funds for Rural Clean Energy in Farm Bill, House Ag Dems Tell Committee Leadership

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Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and all Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee today wrote to Chair Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (R-Pa.) and Ranking Member David Scott (D-Ga.) urging they ensure the billions of dollars passed in the historic Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) be used only for the intended purpose: to aid rural communities, businesses, and utilities in their…

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