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Pingree, House Pass Legislation to Stop Price Gouging at the Gas Pump

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to stop price gouging at gas pumps. The Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, introduced by Reps. Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-Wash.) and Katie Porter (D-Calif), would give the President the power to issue an Energy Emergency Declaration that would make it unlawful to increase gasoline and home en...

Pingree Delivers $31 Million to Lower Costs and Increase Energy Efficiency for Maine Households

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced a $31 million investment from the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to lower costs and increase energy efficiency for Maine’s hardworking families. The Infrastructure Law Pingree helped pass expanded WAP so more working families can have their homes retrofitted. WAP home retrofitting includes installing insulation, updat...

As Gas Prices Rise, Pingree Cosponsors Bill to Fight Big Oil’s Greed, Provide Rebates to American Consumers

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WASHINGTON, DC— With gas prices skyrocketing in recent weeks, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced she has cosponsored legislation to curb profiteering by big oil companies and provide American consumers relief at the pump. The Stop Gas Price Gouging Tax and Rebate Act, introduced in the U.S. House by Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), would create a windfall profit tax on excessive ...

America COMPETES Act Passes, Includes Support for Working Waterfronts with Pingree Amendment

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted with the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022, legislation to enhance U.S. competitiveness with China by strengthening America’s supply chain and reinvigorating the economy. H.R. 4521 includes a historic i...

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...

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