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On 300th Day of War, Pingree Applauds Biden Admin for Sending Ukraine Top Air Defense System

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today heralded the Biden Administration’s decision to send Ukraine a Patriot Missile System to defend its people and sovereignty against illegal Russian attacks. This air defense system is part of a newly announced $2 billion military aid package. Maine’s First District Congresswoman sits on the powerful House Appropriations…

Pingree, House Vote to Support BIW Jobs, Address PFAS Contamination, Bolster Support for Ukraine

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Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) voted to advance the Fiscal Year 2023 annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes three Bath Iron Works-built Arleigh Burke destroyers, requires the Department of Defense to study and reduce the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), makes substantial investments in clean energy and climate…

Pingree Votes to Advance 3 Bath Iron Works-Built Arleigh Burke Destroyers in House-Passed Annual Defense Bill

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023, authorizing three Bath Iron Works-built Arleigh Burke destroyers. The defense bill requires the Department of Defense to study and reduce the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), makes substantial investments in clean energy and…

Pingree Votes to Deliver $40 Billion in Humanitarian, Defense Aid for Ukraine

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Tonight, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) voted with 367 of her U.S. House colleagues from both sides of the aisle to pass a $39.8 billion aid package in support of Ukraine. The package will provide urgently needed security, economic, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine as they continue to defend their sovereign nation against Russia’s unjust…

Pingree Votes to Further Support Ukraine with Revival of WWII-Era Defense Program

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan, bicameral bill to further support Ukraine amid Russia’s deadly invasion. Modeled after a World War II-era program, the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, introduced in the Senate by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.),…

Congresswoman Pingree Calls Sanction by Russia a ‘Badge of Honor’

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After being sanctioned by Russia’s Foreign Ministry alongside nearly 400 U.S. House Representatives, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement: “I take it as a badge of honor to be sanctioned by Putin’s murderous regime. I saw with my own eyes the brutal consequences of Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, and I will not back down from supporting…

Pingree, 61 Colleagues Urge Pres. Biden to Increase & Expedite Acceptance of Ukraine Refugees

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and 61 House colleagues today wrote directly to President Biden, urging the administration to quickly ratchet up America’s acceptance of refugees from Ukraine as Russian forces lay waste to Ukraine and displace millions. “We ask your administration to take several necessary steps to ensure the safety of the Ukrainian people and a robust…

Pingree Among First Members of Congress to Visit Moldova Amid Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

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MOLDOVA—On Wednesday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and a bipartisan group of 6 U.S. Representatives visited the Ukraine-Moldova border crossing, which is located just 35 miles from Odessa, Ukraine. Pingree’s is the first U.S. Congressional Delegation to stop in Moldova, which is not part of NATO, since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Following the group’s…

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