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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.

30 Jul

Chair Pingree Celebrates Passage of Nine...

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairwoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the passage of nine out of twelve government funding bills for fiscal year 2022. “After the...» Read More

22 Jul

With Passage of the ALLIES Act, Pingree ...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted for the ALLIES Act, bipartisan legislation designed to protect Afghan partners and expedite the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan. The Afgh...» Read More

22 Jul

Pingree Announces $1.4M in NOAA Funding ...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced two multi-year grants from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) totaling $1,403,864 will be awarded to the Maine Department of Marine Resources and the Penobscot tr...» Read More

21 Jul

Pingree Votes to Clean Up Forever Chemic...

A longtime champion of cleaning up PFAS chemicals, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today cast a vote to pass the PFAS Action Act—comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to protect all Americans and the environment from the harms of forever chem...» 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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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

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