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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.

29 Mar

Pingree Pushes Biden Admin to Ensure Wom...

Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined more than 90 of her colleagues in the Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC), led by Chair Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), in pushing the Biden Administration to do more to ensure that insurers follow t...» Read More

29 Mar

Pingree Bill to Support Coastal Communit...

Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously passed Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s (D-Maine) Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2023, setting the legislation up for a House vote this Congress. Pingre...» Read More

28 Mar

Congresswoman Pingree, Sen. Heinrich Rei...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today reintroduced the Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA), comprehensive legislation that sets a bold vision of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. ag...» Read More

27 Mar

Falmouth Student to Attend Air Force Aca...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that Camden J. Hamilton of Falmouth has accepted an offer to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. “Acceptance to a U.S. service academy is extremely co...» Read More

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Fighting for Abortion Access

By passing the Women’s Health Protection Act, House Democrats stepped up to defend reproductive rights and ensure Constitutional rights aren't limited by income or zip code, but until it passes the Senate, we will be looking to states to stand up for abortion care.

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Supporting Maine Lobstermen

From fighting to ensure our fishermen have access to working waterfronts to supporting the scientific research and stock assessments necessary to ensure the accurate setting of quotas, I am working in Maine and DC to make our fisheries and coastal communities more sustainable.

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My Work on the Appropriations Committee

I'm proud to look out for Maine's interests as a member of the House Appropriations Committee. Our committee writes annual legislation that allocates federal funding to government agencies, departments, and organizations.

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The Farm Bill

As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I will help to draft the Farm Bill, a legislative package passed roughly every five years that has a tremendous impact on rural communities, food security, farmers’ livelihoods, and how our food is grown.

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