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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...

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...

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...

Pingree Leads Successful Effort to Defend Arts, Humanities Funding

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has led a successful effort to vote down a House proposal that would have slashed federal funding for the arts and humanities, which has been a vital tool for supporting Maine’s creative economy and cultural richness. An amendment to the House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill would have cut 15 percent from the budgets of the Natio...

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

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced five National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant awards totaling more than $900,000 for organizations in Maine’s first district congressional district. “I am pleased to announce that the NEA has once again made a significant investment in Maine’s creative economy,” said Pingree, co-chair of the bipartisan congressional Arts Caucus. “From the...

Pingree Named Co-Chair of Congressional Arts Caucus

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Congresswoman Pingree with NEA Chairman Jane Chu at a 2016 event in Portland. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has selected Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) to succeed late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) as the Democratic Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Arts Caucus. “Chellie profoundly understands the power of the arts to revitalize and inspire communities across the nation,” sa...

Brunswick student wins 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s 1st District

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that Galen Gaze of Brunswick has won the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Maine’s 1st District. Her illustration, entitled “Toucanana,” will be on display at the U.S. Capitol for a year. “The artwork created by Maine students for this competition has always been impressive, and this year is no exception,” Pingree said. “Galen’s unique and creati...

Pingree Selected to Serve on Board Advising National Endowment for the Arts

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Congresswoman Pingree with NEA Chairman Jane Chu at a 2015 event in Portland. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has been selected as an ex-officio member of the National Council on the Arts, which advises the National Endowment for the Arts on its grant programs and other priorities. She will participate in her first meeting with the council later today. “The National Endowment for the Arts pl...

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