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Pingree Announces Maine Cultural Organizations to Receive $200,000 from National Endowment for the Humanities

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded two projects in Maine a combined $200,000. The Maine Humanities Council and the University of Maine, Augusta will both receive $100,000 for public discussion programs. “As the co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, I’ve seen how the arts can bring people together and build unders... Read more »

Pingree Touts Wins for Creative Economy, Land and Water Conservation Fund in FY2020 Interior Appropriations Package

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee, today announced that the full House Appropriations Committee has approved the FY2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which increases discretionary funding by $1.73 billion from the 2019 level. The bill lays out a very different vision from the Trump administration... Read more »

Pingree Announces Ten National Endowment for the Arts Awards in Maine’s First Congressional District

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded ten grants to Maine organizations totaling $981,800. "Despite the Trump administration’s continued attempts to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, I’m proud to have worked with my colleagues on the House Appropriations committee to stop these harmful cuts. Rural comm... Read more »

Pingree Announces Four Maine Organizations Awarded +300k in National Endowment for the Humanities Grants

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering $328,000 in grants to the Maine Humanities Council, Portland Museum of Art, Trustees of St. Joseph's College, and Maine State Museum. “I’m excited to announce that four of Maine’s cultural institutions have been offered significant grant funding from the National Endowment for t... Read more »

Falmouth Student Wins 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s 1st District

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that Falmouth High School junior Julia Lee has won the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s 1st District. Her illustration “Facet” will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for a year. “It’s always exciting to see the submissions that this competition produces every year—not just for their exceptional quality but for the perspectives these youn... Read more »

Congresswomen Pingree, Stefanik to Co-Chair Bipartisan Congressional Arts Caucus

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today welcomed Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-New York) as the Republican Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Art Caucus, which advocates for policies to support the arts and humanities. "The arts are an area of bipartisan agreement because of the value they add to our communities and to the lives of the people we represent. The Congressional Arts Cau... Read more »

Pingree Congratulates Maine Musicians on Prestigious National Arts Honor

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) today met with Maine musicians Don and Cindy Roy in her office to congratulate them on receiving National Heritage Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The Roys, who are from Gorham, will receive the prestigious honor at an event later tonight, where Pingree will also speak. “Maine is very proud of its Franco-American heritage, the sourc... Read more »

VIDEO: Pingree Takes to House Floor to Recognize Arts in Education Week

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During Arts in Education Week, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) took to the House floor today to recognize the important impact arts education makes on student success and growth. Pingree is co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Arts Caucus and is also an ex-officio member of the National Council on the Arts, which advises the National Endowment for the Arts. As a member of the House Appro... Read more »

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