Representative Chellie M. Pingree's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (ME) - District 1, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
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3/09/16 Bill to Support Local Food Production Garners Senate Support 1/20/16 Usda Approves $13 Million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request 1/01/16 Issue Position: Reforming Agriculture Policy 1/01/16 Issue Position: Local Foods 11/20/15 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Industrial Hemp 11/17/15 Pingree Gets Perfect Score From National Food Policy Group 10/26/15 Reps. Pingree and Poliquin says Maine rural businesses to get $1.7 million for efficiency, clean energy projects 10/21/15 Congresswoman Pingree To Introduce Bill To Reduce Food Waste 10/02/15 Over $700,000 In Grants Coming To Maine Thanks To Funding Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Inserted Into Farm Bill 9/30/15 Pingree, Poliquin Announce Federal Investment in Rural Small Businesses 9/22/15 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture and Val Doleini, Farm Service Agency Administrator - Dairy Insurance Program 9/18/15 U.S. Representatives Pingree and Massie Reintroduce Milk Freedom Legislation 9/11/15 Feds Roll out New Food Safety Rules after Pingree Opposed Initial Proposal 8/24/15 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administrator - Help Small Farmers Comply with New Food Safety Law 7/30/15 DeSaulnier Bill to Help School Cafeterias Modernize 7/24/15 U.S. Representatives Massie and Pingree Introduce Bill to Revive Local Meat Processing 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 Ag Spending Bill Contains Big Win to Protect Rights for Chicken Farmers After Viral John Oliver Video Brought Attention to Their Plight 6/18/15 Rep. Kaptur Heralds Vote To Allow USDA Protections For U.S. Chicken Farmers 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 Letter to Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Michael Froman, US Trade Representative - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 5/09/14 Funding Triples to Support Local Food Producers and Sellers 5/08/14 Shea-Porter Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Calling on FDA to Protect Small Businesses and Small Farmers 4/25/14 FDA is Getting the Message on Spent Grains 4/25/14 Feds Warn State to Stop Rollout of EBT Photo Identification Until Further Review 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

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