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Pingree Announces $466K to Protect, Conserve Casco Bay Watershed

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) has been awarded a $466,365 grant through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. The award will fund MDIFW’s Cousins River Fields and Marsh Conservation Project, which will protect 42.7 acres of coastal wetland hab...

VIDEO: In floor remarks, Chair Pingree urges passage of full appropriations package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Interior Appropriations subcommittee, today spoke on the floor in support of a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown while encouraging her Republican colleagues to remember their “solemn duty to exercise our power of the purse” and come to the table to negotiate a full annual appropriations package to avo...

Chair Pingree Applauds President Biden for Restoring Federal Protections of Three National Monuments

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, issued the following supportive statement regarding President Biden’s plan to restore protections for Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, Bears Ears, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments: “I applaud President Biden for reinstating protections for Northeast Cany...

Pingree Announces $1M in EPA Funding for Brownfields Grants in Maine

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will award two grantees in Maine a total of $1 million in EPA Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) Grants. These are supplemental awards made to grantees who have had successful projects and identified the need for additional funding. These RLF Grants provide funding for a grant recipi...

In FY2022 Interior Appropriations Package, Chair Pingree Secures 20% Funding Boost to Confront Climate Crisis, Conserve Public Lands, Support Tribes

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

Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that the full House Appropriations Committee has approved the FY2022 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which increases appropriations by more than 20 percent above Fiscal Year 2021. “We must confront the looming climate em...

Chair Pingree, Appropriations Committee Release Fiscal Year 2022 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Funding Bill

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Rep. Pingree in a committee room

As Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the FY 2022 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tonight. The legislation funds agencies and programs in the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fore...

Pingree, Golden Announce $1.16M Federal Investment to Develop and Expand Maine’s Forest Markets

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee and Congressman Jared Golden today announced $1,164,485 in federal investment has been awarded from the USDA Forest Service to develop and expand forest markets in Maine. The funds will be distributed to the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures & Composites Center, GO Lab...

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...

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