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Pingree Applauds Biden Administration’s Draft National Strategy to Reduce Food Loss and Waste

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Ranking member of the House Appropriations Interior and Environment Subcommittee, co-founder of the Food Recovery Caucus, and member of the House Agriculture Committee Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is applauding the Biden Administration’s draft national strategy to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent by 2030. Unveiled by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

Reps. Pingree, Lawler Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Curb Food Waste

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) today introduced bicameral legislation to help reduce food waste. The bipartisan New Opportunities for Technological Innovation, Mitigation, and Education to Overcome Waste Act, or the NO TIME TO Waste Act, would support research and new technologies, bolster collaboration between the…

Pingree, Newhouse, Blumenthal Reintroduce Bicameral Bill to Standardize Food Date Labels, Cut Food Waste

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today reintroduced the bipartisan, bicameral Food Date Labeling Act, a bill designed to end consumer confusion around food date labeling and ensure Americans do not throw out useable food. Studies have shown that Americans are confused by food date labels,…

With Relaunch of Bipartisan Food Recovery Caucus, Pingree and Newhouse Lead Congressional Push to Reduce Food Waste

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) today marked National Food Waste Prevention Week by relaunching the Congressional Food Recovery Caucus. This bipartisan caucus, co-founded by Pingree in 2018, aims to promote food waste reduction across the food supply chain, provide educational opportunities to congressional members and staff, support efforts…

Pingree Secures $1 Million for Preble Street Food Security Hub

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Preble Street Food Security Hub

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $1 million in Community Project Funding to address hunger in Southern Maine. Secured as one of 15 projects submitted by Pingree in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill, Preble Street will use the federal funding to support its Food Security Hub in South Portland, helping those facing hunger and homelessness. This Food…

Ahead of Hunger Conference, Pingree Urges White House to Advance ‘Food is Medicine’ Proposals

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is urging the Biden Administration to incorporate “food is medicine” proposals into the White House’s platform for the upcoming Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Pingree, along with Reps. Kim Schrier and Derek Kilmer, detailed the important role that Food is Medicine interventions play in…

Mainers to Pingree: I’ve Feared Where My Next Meal Will Come From

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today shared the results of her constituent survey on hunger in preparation for the White House’s Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health this fall. Of 690 survey respondents, 41% said they have worried about where their next meal will come from. Following a push from Pingree, the Biden White House announced it will convene the first…

SCHOOL MEALS: Rep. Pingree’s Bipartisan Bills to Source School Meals Locally, Reduce School Food Waste Advance Through House Education and Labor Committee

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Today the House Education and Labor Committee advanced H.R. 8450, the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, which includes four major bills supported by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine). The bills championed by Pingree and included in the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act include: Kids Eat Local Act - Bipartisan legislation introduced by…

Chair Chellie Pingree Votes to Pass FY2023 House Appropriations Legislation to Help Families, Invest in Climate, and Support Maine Tribes

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Today, Rep. Chellie Pingree voted to pass H.R. 8294, a package of six government funding bills which will help families and communities across America, including the Interior and Environment bill she authored. The transformative investments in the bill will lower the cost of living, create good-paying American jobs, lift up working families, meet the needs of…

Ahead of June 30 Deadline, Pingree Joins Bipartisan Effort Pushing House Leadership to Extend USDA Child Nutrition Waiver Authority, Keep Maine Students Fed at School

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has joined a bipartisan effort, led by U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), pushing House leadership in both parties to act with urgency to extend the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) ability to give U.S. schools the flexibilities they need to make sure America’s students are fed. In a letter sent…

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