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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.

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29 Sep

Pingree, Fortenberry Introduce Legislati...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) today introduced legislation to support small meat and poultry processors. The Strengthening Local Processing Act will expand options for local producers and ...» Read More

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26 Sep

Congresswoman Pingree’s Statement on Pre...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice just 38 days before the 2020 election: “This week,...» Read More

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24 Sep

As Gulf of Maine Rapidly Warms & Acidifi...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 84 members of the United States House of Representatives in opposing the appointment of longtime climate change denier David Legates as deputy assistant secretary of Commerce for environm...» Read More

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24 Sep

Pingree Announces $600,000 Grant to CEI ...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) will receive $600,000 from the U.S. Treasury Department’s FY 2020 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. This award will enable CEI t...» Read More

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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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