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Pingree to DeJoy: Camden Residents Deserve Transparency During Post Office Renovation

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Amid the continued and abrupt disruption to postal operations in Camden, Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is drawing attention to the U.S. Postal Service’s disservice to the Camden community and calling for better transparency during the renovation project. In a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, Pingree said she understands the need to modernize the Camden…

Pingree, House Colleagues Urge PMG DeJoy not to procure fossil fuel-powered USPS fleet

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) Vice Chair Rep. Chellie Pingree, Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui, and Paul Tonko, and Vice Chairs Reps. Matt Cartwright, Alan Lowenthal, A. Donald McEachin, and Mike Quigley sent a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy decrying the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to purchase an…

Pingree Votes for Bipartisan Bill to Improve USPS Financial Stability, Service Standards

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 WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined the U.S. House of Representatives in passing H.R. 3076, the Postal Service Reform Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation, introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), seeks to make the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) more efficient and financially stable while giving the agency more flexibility to…

As Mainers Face Weeks of Mail Delays, Pingree Joins Call for Investigation into USPS Policies Delaying Mail

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today she has signed on to a concurrent resolution objecting to increased postage rates and policies instituted by U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy that are slowing down mail delivery. H.Con.Res. 54 calls a stop to these policies pending further investigation. The resolution was…

Within 24 Hours, 2,000+ Mainers Respond to Congresswoman Pingree’s USPS Survey, 1,000+ Share Stories of Postal Service Delays

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the results of a survey of 2,130 Mainers who were asked about how recent operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) by the Trump administration have impacted them.  56 percent of the survey respondents (1,195 individuals) shared personal stories of mail disruptions they have experienced. Mainers wrote…

Pingree Votes Again to Support Financial Health of Post Office, Secure Mail Voting

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted in support of the Delivering for America Act, which passed the House of Representatives 257-150. The critical legislation will provide the United States Postal Service (USPS) with $25 billion in emergency appropriations, require USPS to treat election mail as First Class mail, and…

Pingree Leads 23 House Members in Demanding Investigation of Mail-Order Chick Deaths

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined by 23 House colleagues wrote to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to demand an investigation into the recent deaths of thousands of mail-order chicks and to urge immediate action to rectify this issue. The members noted the importance of USPS to rural…

Pingree Statement on House Passage of The Heroes Act

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) tonight released the following statement after passage of The Heroes Act by the US House: “The coronavirus pandemic has upended our lives in ways we could never have imagined before today. More than 84,000 Americans have lost their lives due to COVID-19 and more than 36 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past two months. A…

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