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Pingree, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Coastal Homeowners

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-N.C.) introduced the Prevent Environmental Hazards Act to give homeowners insured by the National Flood Insurance Program greater flexibility to manage natural disasters. “Coastal communities in Maine know all too well how devastating the impacts of the climate crisis can be. Over the last year,…

Pingree Announces $70.9 Million to Support Fish Passage Projects in Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries has recommended $70.9 million in federal funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to improve fish migration in Maine rivers. More than $17 million in Tribal-specific funding for the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant…

VIDEO: In Appropriations Hearing, Interior Secretary Haaland, Ranking Member Pingree Highlight Funding for Climate Resilience, Tribal Stewardship Model in Acadia

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today emphasized the importance of bolstering climate change resilience and supporting tribal co-stewardship in Acadia National Park and other national parks across the county. In a budget hearing this morning with Department of the…

Pingree Leads 35 Bipartisan Members of Congress in Push for Seafood-Focused Priorities in Next Farm Bill

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today led 35 bipartisan members of Congress in a letter to Agriculture Committee leaders of the House and Senate urging the establishment of a new Office of Seafood Policy and Program Integration at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); support for seafood procurement from small and midsize seafood…

Pingree Nets $790,000 for Working Waterfront Upgrades in Yarmouth

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Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today announced $790,000 in Community Project Funding (CPF) for Sea Meadow Marine to improve working waterfront infrastructure in Yarmouth. The funds Pingree secured will be used to rebuild the bulkhead and launch ramp and install water and sewer systems, dramatically improving the overall utility of the site so that current and…

Maine Delegation Urges President Biden to Approve Governor Mills’ Request for Major Disaster Declaration Following January Storms

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Maine’s Congressional Delegation wrote to President Joe Biden in support of Governor Janet Mills’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration to help address the estimated $70.3 million in damage that occurred across eight Maine counties during the January 10 and January 13 storms. U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden asked the…

‘This Is Bigger Than Any of Us’: On House Floor, Pingree Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Working Waterfronts

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In remarks on the House floor Wednesday night, Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree called attention to the devastating impacts recent storms have had on Maine communities and working waterfronts.  “The sheer destruction these storms had on our working waterfronts is astonishing,” Pingree said. “More frequent, intense storms, floods, and rising sea…

Following Back-to-Back Storm Damage, Maine Delegation Sends Letter to FEMA in Support of Governor Mills’ Request to Streamline Federal Response

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Maine’s Congressional Delegation wrote to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in support of Governor Janet Mills’ request that they treat the devastating January 10th and January 13th storms as a single disaster event for purposes of damage assessment and reporting consistent with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. “The damages are still being assessed, but…

PHOTOS: Pingree Visits Hard-Hit Coastal Communities, Working Waterfronts Damaged in January Storms

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today visited several coastal First District communities hit hard by the barrage of damaging December and January storms. During stops in Port Clyde and Rockland, Pingree surveyed the costly damage to working waterfronts and met with local officials and fishermen to learn about ongoing recovery efforts. Pingree, who is Ranking…

Pingree, Wittman Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Working Waterfronts

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Rob Wittman (R-Va.) today reintroduced the bipartisan Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act, legislation to preserve America’s working waterfronts by creating a grant program and preservation loan fund to provide funding options for waterfront preservation and improvement projects. The bill would also establish a…

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