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Video Recap: Chair Pingree Asks Administrator Regan How EPA Will Curb PFAS Contamination

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As Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan on his agency’s plans to respond the growing issue of PFAS, or forever chemicals. PFAS chemicals are man-made chemicals that have so far been found in the drinking water of more ...

Pingree Joins Bipartisan Push to Clean Up Forever Chemicals

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Fred Upton (D-Mich.), and 23 other members of Congress in introducing comprehensive, bipartisan legislation that aims to protect all Americans and our environment from harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The package would establish a national drinking water standard an...

Pingree Joins 100+ Members in Urging IRS to Extend April 15th Tax Deadline

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree joined more than 100 House Members in urging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Treasury Department to extend the April 15, 2021 federal tax filing and payment deadline. The push comes in the wake of recent significant changes to federal tax law included in the American Rescue Plan. The Members wrote: “The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed into law...

Pingree Votes Again to Support Financial Health of Post Office, Secure Mail Voting

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted in support of the Delivering for America Act, which passed the House of Representatives 257-150. The critical legislation will provide the United States Postal Service (USPS) with $25 billion in emergency appropriations, require USPS to treat election mail as First Class mail, and explicitly reverse the Trump Administration’s s...

Pingree-Spanberger Amendment to Label Safe Textiles Passes in House Bill to Regulate Forever Chemicals

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in passing H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act, which included her amendment on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Safer Choice label. The bill requires EPA to list PFAS chemicals (also known as “forever chemicals”), including PFOA and PFOS, as hazardous substances under the Superfund clean-...

VIDEO: In Floor Speech, Pingree Urges Passage of Bill to Regulate Harmful “Forever Chemicals”

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Today, in a speech on the House floor, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today urged passage of H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act. The bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to list PFAS chemicals (also known as “forever chemicals”), including PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under the Superfund clean-up program within a year and to develop national drinking water regulatio...

With Vote for H.R. 3, Rep. Pingree Reaffirms Decades-Long Commitment to Reducing Rx Drug Costs

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted for H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The bill allows Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices, limits out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs for seniors, and reinvests savings by establishing significant dental, vision, and hearing benefits within Medicare. “I don’t know a single person in Maine who hasn’t felt...

FCC net neutrality proposal will protect consumers

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said proposed rules that will regulate the Internet like a public utility are good for consumers and small businesses. "These rules will go a long way to keeping the Internet free and open and prevent Internet providers from slowing down or speeding up certain sites based on who is paying them for faster access. It means big Internet companies won't be allowed to act ...

Pingree expects President Obama to address middle class concerns around college affordability, taxes in State of the Union address

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said she's looking forward to hearing President Obama talk about issues that matter to average families in his State of the Union address tonight. "Making college more affordable, giving working families a tax break and asking the rich to pay more of their fair share is something that I think most Americans agree with and I'm looking forward to hearing the President t...

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