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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.

14 Aug

Pingree Announces Maine Cultural Organiz...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded two projects in Maine a combined $200,000. The Maine Humanities Council and the University of Maine, Augusta will both recei...» Read More

04 Aug

Pingree Statement on Mass Shootings in E...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement regarding two mass within the past 24 hours: “I’m devastated and angry about the horrific gun slaughter of at least 29 people in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio ...» Read More

01 Aug

Pingree, Newhouse Introduce House Bill t...

Pingree, Newhouse Introduce House Bill to Standardize Food Date Labels, Cut Food Waste WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Dan Newhouse (R-Washington) today introduced the bipartisan Food Date Labeling Act, a...» Read More

25 Jul

Rep. Pingree’s Bill to Preserve Working ...

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife in support of her bill, H.R. 3596, the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act. The bil...» Read More

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Drug Costs

Everyone deserves access to quality, affordable health care. Keep up to date on my efforts to protect and improve on affordable health care gains for the American people.

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Fighting Climate

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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Reducing Food

The United States wastes a staggering amount of food, resulting in environmental problems, billions in economic costs, and a lost opportunity to help feed the 50 million Americans who are food insecure. I am leading efforts in Congress to address this problem.

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We must provide for those who willingly put themselves in harm's way in the defense of our every day freedoms. I am committed to providing our troops with the resources they need to do their jobs, during peacetime and war.

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