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Chellie Pingree's Public Statements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Office: U.S. House (ME) - District 1, Democratic
Date Title
Sept. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Protect Americans from Deadly Pesticides
Aug. 23, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Provide Relief to Dairy Farmers
July 31, 2017 Congresswoman Pingree introduces bicameral Food Recovery Act
July 12, 2017 Statement on Committee passage of FY18 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture - Poultry Plant Productivity
June 27, 2017 Pingree encourages farmers to register for upcoming USDA Census of Agriculture
June 21, 2017 Pingree chosen to receive James Beard Foundation Leadership Award
May 25, 2017 U.S. Representatives Pingree and Massie Introduce Bill to Revive Local Meat Processing
May 25, 2017 U.S. Representatives Massie and Pingree Introduce Bill to Revive Local Meat Processing
May 25, 2017 U.S. Representatives Massie and Pingree Introduce Bill to Revive Local Meat Processing
May 16, 2017 Congresswoman Pingree leads bipartisan bill to support continued growth in organic agriculture industry
May 10, 2017 Disappointed in Further Delay of USDA Organic Animal Welfare Rule
May 1, 2017 DeLauro, McGovern, Pingree Condemn Trump Move to Rollback School Meals Nutrition Standards
April 12, 2017 Pingree calls delay of GIPSA rules "disappointing and harmful to American farmers'
March 20, 2017 At forum held by Congresswoman Pingree, many voices express importance of federal hunger programs to Maine
Feb. 15, 2017 Pingree applauds release of new industry standards on food date labeling
Feb. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald Trump - Regarding Animal Welfare Transparency
Feb. 7, 2017 Rep. Newhouse Joins Rep. Fudge to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Food Donation Nationwide
Jan. 19, 2017 President-elect Trump picks former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture
Dec. 19, 2016 USDA issues new guidance on food date labeling
Dec. 14, 2016 Pingree applauds new rules to protect nation's contract poultry farmers
Dec. 1, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Dr. Cathie Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics - Call for Support for the U.S. Brewing Industry
Nov. 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Hal Rodgers and Nita Lowey, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Appropriations Committee and the Hon. Bob Aderholt and Sam Farr, Chairman and Ranking Member, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Requesting Assistance for Dairy Farmers
Oct. 14, 2016 Maine Congressional Delegation Responds to EU Committee's Dismissal of Proposed Lobster Ban
Oct. 13, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Office Management and Budget - Urging Support For USDA's Efforts To Ramp Up Help To Struggling Dairy Farmers
Oct. 6, 2016 Congresswoman Pingree and Cultivating Community Announce Investments to Grow Refugee and Immigrant Farm Businesses
Sept. 29, 2016 Southern Maine Gets Disaster Declaration Due to Drought
July 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Request for Market-Balancing Help For Struggling Dairy Farmers
July 28, 2016 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce That USDA Plans to Purchase an Additional 3.8 million pounds of Maine Wild Blueberries
July 28, 2016 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce That USDA Plans to Purchase an Additional 3.8 million pounds of Maine Wild Blueberries
July 14, 2016 Lawmakers Criticize Industry-Sponsored GMO Bill
July 14, 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
June 9, 2016 Shaw's to Resume Donations of Food to Local Pantries
May 25, 2016 ICYMI: Republican and Democratic Grandmothers Agree: Stop Wasting Food
May 19, 2016 Congresswoman Pingree Expresses Concerns With House Child Nutrition Bill
May 18, 2016 Introducing Commonsense Bill to Standardize Food Date Labeling
May 18, 2016 Historic Moment With Cuba Presents Opportunity for Maine Businesses
May 16, 2016 Letter to John Kline, Chairman of US House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Todd Rokita Chairman of Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, Robert Scott, Ranking Member of US House Committee on Education and the Workforce; Marcia Fudge, Ranking Member on Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education - Payne, Jr. Joins More than 100 Members of Congress in Expressing Concerns with House Child Nutrition Bill
May 16, 2016 Letter to Chairman John Kline and Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, US House Committee on Education and the Workforce - House Child Nutrition Bill
May 11, 2016 FDA Decides to Reevaluate "Healthy" Label Standards
May 6, 2016 Pingree Meets With Lead Cuban Negotiator on US/Cuban Relations
May 4, 2016 Meeting US Ambassador in Cuba
May 2, 2016 Federal Program Expanding to Help Small Farmers Reach Local Markets
April 19, 2016 Opposing Republican Vote That Strips Basic Rights for Chicken Farmers
April 14, 2016 Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce USDA Approval of $13 Million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request
March 16, 2016 Pingree Statement on Senate Vote Against Dark Act
March 11, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert M. Califf - Backing Real Maple Syrup
March 9, 2016 Bill to Support Local Food Production Garners Senate Support
Jan. 20, 2016 Letter to Mr. Charles Parrott, Deputy Administrator of the Fruit and Vegetables Programs at the US Department of Agriculture - USDA Approves $13 Million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation's Request
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Local Foods
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