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VIDEO: Congresswoman Pingree Testifies in Favor of Her Bill to Protect America’s Working Waterfronts

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today testified before the House Natural Resources Committee on her bipartisan bill to preserve America’s working waterfronts, the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act. Pingree’s bill was included as a part of the larger Ocean Based Climate Solutions Act, comprehensive legislation to modernize federal ocean management policy to mitigate climate change. Pin...

Pingree, Wittman Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Working Waterfronts

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), alongside Congressman 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 establishing a Working Waterfront Task Force at the Department of Commerce. These resources would support coastal communities grappling with the climate cri...

Pingree’s Bipartisan Legislation to Protect America’s Working Waterfronts Passes House

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine)’s bipartisan bill, H.R. 3596, the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act, today passed the House of Representatives on a 262-151 vote. “More than 30,000 Mainers rely on marine-related industries for their livelihoods. Yet out of five thousand miles of coastline, just 20 miles of workable waterfront remains in the state,” said Pingree. “Coastal communities ac...

Pingree’s Bill to Preserve Working Waterfronts Advances Through Natural Resources Committee

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Yesterday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s (D-Maine) bill, H.R. 3596, the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act, passed through the House Natural Resources Committee on a 22-13 bipartisan vote. The bill was one of ten bills marked up in committee. “More than 30,000 Mainers make their living from marine-related industries, which are an iconic part of our state’s character. However, working waterfr...

Rep. Pingree’s Bill to Preserve Working Waterfronts Gets First Hearing in 116th Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife in support of her bill, H.R. 3596, the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act. The bill would create a Working Waterfront Grant Program and establish a Working Waterfront Task Force at the Department of Commerce. Pingree’s bipartisan bill was one...

Pingree’s Bill to Support Coastal Communities Dealing with Ocean Acidification Passes House

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Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01)’s bipartisan legislation to support coastal communities grappling with climate change-related ocean acidification unanimously passed the House of Representatives. Pingree’s bill, HR. 1716, the Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act, would direct federal officials to work with state and local experts to study ocean acidity and deliver a public report...

Maine Congressional Delegation Introduces Legislation to Address Acadia National Park Boundary Issues

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and U.S. Representatives Jared Golden and Chellie Pingree today announced they have introduced companion legislation in both the Senate and the House that would help address the concerns of communities near Acadia National Park (ANP) about boundary issues and the use of intertidal zones by harvesters of clams and worms. The bill reflects feedback from t...

Maine Seaweed Company Lands $600,000 Grant to Execute Innovative Idea for Industry Growth: Bringing Seaweed to the Bread Aisle

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) announced today that Buxton-based VitaminSea would receive a $600,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) USDA grant to further develop SeaKelp+, a kelp-based additive for bread. “Some of the most exciting things about Maine aquaculture right now are consumers’ growing awareness of seaweed’s nutritional benefits and the innovative products local business...

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