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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.

10 Aug

Pingree, Maine and New Hampshire Delegat...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined members of the Maine and New Hampshire congressional delegations—Representatives Jared Golden (D-Maine), Chris Pappas (D-N.H.), and Annie Kuster (D-N.H.), and Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), ...» Read More

08 Aug

Mainers to Pingree: I’ve Feared Where My...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today shared the results of her constituent survey on hunger in preparation for the White House’s Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health this fall. Of 690 survey respondents, 41% said they have w...» Read More

05 Aug

Pingree Honors 2022 Pat Tillman Award Wi...

Last week, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) honored Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Gretchen Evans of Brunswick, Maine by recognizing her in the official Congressional Record. CSM Evans, who is one of the most decorated female veterans ...» Read More

04 Aug

Pingree Among 75+ Members of Congress Ur...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and more than 75 members of Congress called on congressional leadership to include people without health insurance in any legislation that limits out-of-pocket costs for insulin. In their letter to Sp...» Read More

Important Issues


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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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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Preventing Gun Violence

Since the beginning of my tenure in Congress, I’ve heard from countless students who feel unsafe at school, parents who fear for their children, and families who’ve suffered devastating losses due to firearms. Gun violence is preventable, and it’s shameful that Republicans in Congress have blocked any legislation that would end this uniquely American gun violence crisis.

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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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