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My Work as House Interior Appropriations Chair

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…

Pingree Announces More Than $900,000 in Infrastructure Funds to Restore, Maintain Casco Bay Estuary

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced more than $900,000 in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding to conserve the Casco Bay Estuary. The funds, awarded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the University of Southern Maine through the University of Maine System, will support the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership’s (CBEP) Comprehensive…

Following Push from Pingree, House Approves Millions in Additional Low-Income Heating Assistance for Maine

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House Appropriations Interior Chair Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her House colleagues in sending an emergency supplemental funding package to President Biden’s desk which includes $1 billion for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) nationwide as well as support for war-torn Ukraine and urgently needed FEMA…

Pingree, EPA Celebrate Historic $13.8 Million Infrastructure Law Investment to Clean Up, Redevelop Hazardous Sites in Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) on Tuesday joined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator David Cash, Portland Mayor Kate Snyder, and Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Melanie Loyzim in Portland to celebrate a historic $13.8 million Infrastructure Law investment to assess and clean up Brownfields sites in communities…

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