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My Work as House Interior Appropriations Chair

ICYMI: Pingree Leads 15+ Hours of Floor Debate Against 83 Republican Amendments to FY 2024 Funding Bill

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For more than 15 hours on the House floor last week, Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Chellie Pingree fought back against 83 extreme Republican amendments to a Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bill. The funding bill written and passed by House Republicans includes a crippling 39 percent cut to the Environmental…

VIDEO: On Floor, Ranking Member Pingree Leads Opposition to Republican Appropriations Bill Defunding Climate Programs

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As House Republicans prepare to pass their harmful fiscal year 2024 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill, House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee Ranking Member Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is leading the House Democratic caucus’s opposition on the floor, where she will be pushing back on 131 extreme anti-environment Republican amendments well…

Pingree Welcomes More Than $3.5 Million for Environmental Justice Projects in Communities Across Maine

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), ranking member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee which oversees funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced more than $3.5 million to fund six projects across Maine that advance environmental justice as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The…

Maine Delegation Announces More Than $1 Million to Support Land Conservation, Boost Outdoor Recreation in Maine

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U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden today announced more than $1,000,000 in National Park Service (NPS) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants for conservation and outdoor recreation projects in  Maine.  The funding was allocated as follows: $495,756 for the town of…

Pingree Welcomes NEA Chair to Maine, Touts Vibrant Arts Scene and Power of Robust Federal Funding for the Arts

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) hosted National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chair Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson for a comprehensive tour of the arts communities in Waterville, Rockland, and Portland. During the event-filled two-day trip, Pingree and Chair Jackson visited a variety of arts organizations, including Waterville Creates, the Farnsworth Museum of Art, Indigo Arts…

Interior Appropriations Ranking Member Pingree Decries House Republicans’ Funding Bill that Endangers Americans’ Health While Profiting Polluters

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House Republicans passed their fiscal year 2024 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill that takes an aggressive anti-environment and pro-pollution stance with a crippling 39% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and policy provisions that will endanger public health, strain the economy, and increase costs. In remarks before the Appropriations Committee on…

VIDEO: Ranking Member Pingree Slams House Republicans’ Plan to Defund National Parks, Shut Down Public Museums

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today derided Republicans’ Fiscal Year 2024 funding bill for the Subcommittee, which defunds cash-strapped National Parks, decimates funding to prevent climate disasters, and shuts down public museum…

VIDEO: In Interior Appropriations Hearing, Ranking Member Pingree, Forest Service Call Attention to Harmful Impact of Proposed Republican Cuts

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Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today called attention to the potentially detrimental impact Republican-proposed budget cuts would have on Americans’ jobs and way of life. In a budget hearing on Thursday, Pingree heard directly from U.S. Forest Service Chief Randy Moore about the how these…

Pingree Rejoins Powerful Appropriations Committee as Top Democrat on Interior Subcommittee

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My Work on the Appropriations Committee

Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will again serve on three House Appropriations Subcommittees: Interior, Environment and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies; and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies. Pingree, who was Chair of the Interior Subcommittee in the…

Pingree Secures $5 Million to Aid PFAS-Impacted Farmers

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, today celebrated final passage of the government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023 which directs the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to dedicate $5 million to assist farmers whose land has been contaminated by PFAS or “forever chemicals”. As Chair of the…

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