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My Work as House Interior Appropriations Chair

Pingree Statement on President Biden’s FY22 Budget

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In response to the release of President Joe Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement: “Budgets are a reflection of our values. President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget proposal offers a transformative investment in American lives, helping us emerge from the past 1...

Pingree Votes for Supplemental Budget to Secure Capitol, Respond to January Attack

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today voted for the Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act, legislation to provide $1.9 billion in funding The emergency security supplemental contains funding in the jurisdiction of six Appropriations Subcommittees, including th...

Pingree, Appropriations Chairs Introduce $1.9 Billion Supplemental Budget to Secure Capitol Following Deadly Domestic Terror Attack

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As Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and other subcommittee chair in introducing the Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act. The emergency security supplemental contains funding in the jurisd...

Chair Pingree Applauds Biden Admin’s Ambitious 30 x 30 ‘America the Beautiful’ Conservation Initiative

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today welcomed the release of President Biden’s ‘Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful’ report which recommends the United States conserve at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030. “The Biden Administration’s aptly named ‘America the Beautiful’ in...

Video Recap: Chair Pingree Asks Administrator Regan How EPA Will Curb PFAS Contamination

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As Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today questioned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan on his agency’s plans to respond the growing issue of PFAS, or forever chemicals. PFAS chemicals are man-made chemicals that have so far been found in the drinking water of more ...

Chair Pingree Applauds Interior Dept’s Establishment of Climate Task Force, Secretary’s Revocation of Trump-Era Fossil Fuel Favoritism

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Rep. Pingree at a podium surrounded by almost a dozen people from Environment Maine

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today said two orders issued by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reaffirm the agency’s commitment to public health, conservation, and science-based policies. “The last Administration ignored the science and we lost valuable time to address the climate emergency facing ...

Video Recap: Chair Pingree Asks Forest Service Chief About Carbon Sequestration Efforts on Public Lands

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— As Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today questioned US. Forest Service Chief Victoria Christiansen about how her agency is working with other land agencies to expand carbon sequestration on public lands. A video of today’s full Subcommittee hearing is available for viewing here ...

ADVISORY: In Her First Hearing as Chair, Pingree to Focus on Marine Plastic Pollution, Recycling

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On Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, will hold her first hearing as Chair, which will focus on efforts to address marine plastic pollution through recycling. Plastics are a widespread environmental contaminant. More than 8 million tons of plastic are dump...

Pingree Takes Gavel as Chair of House Appropriations Interior & Environment Subcommittee

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today was elected to serve as House Appropriations Committee Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chair. After seven years on the House Appropriations Committee, Pingree will take the gavel and lead the subcommittee that oversees discretionary spending for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, US Forest Serv...

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