Representative Chellie M. Pingree's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (ME) - District 1, Democratic
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College of the Atlantic - "COA Alumna Heads for the National Stage" 2/02/15 Maine organization receives $750,000 federal grant to help train new farmers 10/17/14 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture - Questioning Poultry Slaughter Rule 10/15/14 Pingree Condemns Decision to Allow New Herbicide/GMO Seed Combination 10/02/14 Maine Receives $600,000 to Help Develop and Improve Local Food Economy 9/22/14 New Proposed Food Safety Regulations Better for Farmers 9/18/14 USDA Approval of New GMO Corn and Soy is a Step in the Wrong Direction 7/31/14 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer 7/22/14 Dramatic Increase in Funding Available for Farmers Seeking Organic Certification 7/11/14 New Report Shows Maine Leading the Way in Farming Revival 5/23/14 Major New Crop Insurance Program Championed by Pingree to Be Rolled Out in 18 States, Including Maine 5/09/14 Funding Triples to Support Local Food Producers and Sellers 5/09/14 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 5/08/14 Shea-Porter Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Calling on FDA to Protect Small Businesses and Small Farmers 4/25/14 Feds Warn State to Stop Rollout of EBT Photo Identification Until Further Review 4/25/14 FDA is Getting the Message on Spent Grains 4/08/14 Gardner, Womack, Welch, Pingree Introduce Protecting the Sustainable Use of Spent Grains Act 3/14/14 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Potato Inclusion 2/28/14 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Honeybee Research Funding 1/29/14 Pingree Opposes Farm Bill, Says Legislation Does Little to Create Real Reform 12/19/13 Federal Regulators Agree to Request From Congresswoman Chellie Pingree to Revise Important Food Safety Rules 12/18/13 Letter to Mark Pryor, Roy Blunt, Robert Aderholt, and Sam Farr - Unsafe Chinese Chicken 12/11/13 Fed's Regulation of Antibiotics for Farm Animals a Good Start but Much More Needs to be Done 11/13/13 Letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senators Barbara Mikulski, Richard Shelby, Hal Rogers, and Nita Lowey - Fishing Disaster Relief in Budget Process 10/30/13 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Reevaluation of Ethanol Mandate 10/23/13 Food Day, October 24 10/12/13 Pingree Proposal to Limit Subsidies to Rich Farmers Moves Forward 10/11/13 Expressing Sense of House Relating to Crop Insurance 9/25/13 Letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack - Encourage Responsible Stewardship of Tongass National Forest 8/02/13 Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill 8/01/13 Letter to Speaker John Boehner, United States House of Represenatives - Farm Bill 6/20/13 Pingree Statement on the Failure of House to Pass a Farm Bill 6/19/13 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 6/19/13 Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. 1947, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 6/14/13 Standing Up for Potatoes 6/10/13 Senate Passes Farm Bill that Includes Local Food and Farm Reforms 5/13/13 Senate and House Agriculture Committees to Consider Farm Bill with Pingree's Local Food Reforms this Week 5/10/13 Delegation Applauds FSA Announcement to Resume Critical Farm Payments 4/09/13 Pingree, Sen. Brown Introduce Local Farms, Food, Jobs Act 3/01/13 Fisheries Officials Intend to Pay for At-Sea Monitoring 1/02/13 Pingree Votes to Lower Taxes on Most Maine Families 12/07/12 USDA Plans to Buy $16 Million of Wild Maine Blueberries 9/21/12 Nearly $100,000 Coming to Maine to Increase Access to Farmers Markets, Local Food 9/14/12 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Speaker Boehner 9/13/12 Maine Delegation Welcomes Disaster Declaration for New England's Groundfishery 8/06/12 Pingree Asks EPA to Loosen Ethanol Requirements During Historic Drought 8/02/12 House Republicans Abandon Efforts to Pass Farm Bill 7/19/12 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, Majority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader; and Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip 7/12/12 House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill with Pingree's Local Food Provisions 6/20/12 Senate Passes Farm Bill That Contains Pingree Local Food Provisions