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Meet Chellie

Chellie Pingree never anticipated a life in politics. Living on the offshore island of North Haven, Maine, she raised her kids and ran a small business. She served on the school board and as the local tax assessor, a job no one else in town wanted. But in 1991, when she was approached about running for State Senate, she jumped at the chance.

03 Dec

Maine Delegation Challenges Department o...

WASHINGTON — Maine’s congressional delegation today challenged the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the University of Maine Farmington’s application for a renewed Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Pro...» Read More

02 Dec

VIDEO: In floor remarks, Chair Pingree u...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Interior Appropriations subcommittee, today spoke on the floor in support of a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown while encouraging her Republi...» Read More

01 Dec

Pingree Applauds Actions to Implement Ma...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today praised the Governor Mills Administration’s progress over the last year to implement the Climate Action Plan and released the following statement: “One year ago today, Governor Mills and her tea...» Read More

01 Dec

Pingree Statement on Supreme Court Oral ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) issued the following statement regarding the oral arguments today at the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, challenging Mississippi’s 15...» Read More

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FY 2022 Community Funding Projects

The Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bill will permit Congress to directly fund projects for the first time since 2011 in the form of Community Project Funding.

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Racial Justice

The murder of George Floyd was not an isolated incident of police brutality against Black people. Since 2013, police officers have shot and killed nearly 1,000 people every year, and Black men are nearly three times more likely to be killed by police than their white peers.

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Fighting Climate Change

Maine has the natural resources to produce affordable energy here at home while producing jobs and being good for the environment.

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Responding to the Coronavirus

CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States.

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