Rep. Chellie Pingree

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine’s 1st District says she was successful in amending the appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security in a way that could improve the labor supply for Maine tourism businesses.

The House Appropriations Committee has been approving sections of its proposed federal budget, and U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, says several provisions adopted so far are important for the state.

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President Donald Trump's decision this weekend to remove a prominent prosecutor whose office is investigating the president's business associates has sparked an outcry from some members of Congress and former U.S. district attorneys.

Jennifer Mitchell

Bare spots on store shelves serve as a reminder that this has not been an ordinary year. While there is plenty of meat being produced by farmers, they have had trouble getting their meat processed due to outbreaks of COVID-19 at processing plants.

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It is not often U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine’s 1st District differs with fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden of the 2nd District, but while Pingree supported House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion pandemic relief bill, Golden did not.

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As many states, including Maine, prepare to hold their spring — and now summer — primary elections, Congress is weighing another round of relief funding to help them pay for safety equipment and other voting expenses created by the coronavirus pandemic.

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House members return to Washington this week to vote on the economic stimulus bill that was just passed in the Senate.

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Congressional leaders of both parties and President Donald Trump are calling for a fourth package to help restart the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic — this one aimed at infrastructure. But Maine’s delegation differs on priorities and timing.

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The small business loan provision of the $2 trillion federal stimulus bill is generating a lot of questions from applicants and from the banking sector. And there are fears that the money dedicated to the program won’t go far enough.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree has joined with 86 other House members in sponsoring legislation that she says is aimed at correcting a mistake in the economic stimulus package signed into law last week.

Maine’s Congressional delegation is urging the Navy to take steps to protect workers at Bath Iron Works and the Portsmouth Naval shipyard from the spread of the coronavirus.

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Maine's 1st District U.S. House Rep. Chellie Pingree and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Nirav Shah spoke directly to Mainers Thursday night in a tele-town hall on the new coronavirus.

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Agriculture in the United States is responsible for an estimated 8 to 9 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions, but it's also one of the industries most at the mercy of climate. U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree is putting those two concepts together in her Agriculture Resilience Act, calling for American agriculture to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions over the next 20 years.

Maine Public’s Jennifer Mitchell about the effort with Congresswoman and farmer Chellie Pingree.

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Maine's two U.S. Representatives were joined by House colleagues from both parties Friday at Bath Iron Works (BIW) to deliver a simple message: "we've got your back."

The U.S. House has passed a bill sponsored by Maine’s two House members that would regulate PFAS, a group of forever chemicals that have been linked to health issues such as cancer.

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