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" 7/08/15 Agriculture Bill Contains Priorities Pushed by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Passes House Committee 7/08/15 Rep. Kaptur Marks Historic Progress On USDA Protections For Meat And Poultry Farmers 6/18/15 Rep. Kaptur Heralds Vote To Allow USDA Protections For U.S. Chicken Farmers 6/18/15 Ag Spending Bill Contains Big Win to Protect Rights for Chicken Farmers After Viral John Oliver Video Brought Attention to Their Plight 6/10/15 Mainer Eliot Coleman wins James Beard Award 6/03/15 White House Launches Initiative to Reduce Use of Human Antibiotics in Animal Feed 6/01/15 Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act 5/19/15 Pingree Praises White House Policy on Pollinators 5/15/15 Thanks to Pingree Legislation, Feds Make Millions Available to Help Farmers Switch to Organic 3/17/15 Pingree Says Millions of Dollars in Grant Funding Available to Invest in Local Food 2/06/15 Pingree Celebrates Gains Made Since Farm Bill Signing One Year Ago 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