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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.

21 Jan

Pingree Introduces Bipartisan Legislatio...

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Congressman Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), and Congressman Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) introduced the Iceland Commercial and Economic Leadership for Arctic ...» Read More

21 Jan

Pingree Announces $157,000 Title X Dire ...

PORTLAND, MAINE – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced Family Planning Association of Maine, also known as Maine Family Planning, has received a $157,000 Title X Dire Need Grant, a one-time, 15-month opportunity to suppor...» Read More

21 Jan

King, Pingree Announce $1.5 Million in A...

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced $1,514,211 in American Rescue Plan funding for the University of Maine System to support tailored evidence-informed training developmen...» Read More

20 Jan

Maine Delegation Presses Dept. of Transp...

WASHINGTON — In response to a serious and sustained shortage of school bus drivers across Maine, the state’s congressional delegation is pushing the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to take steps to safely address the urgent need fo...» Read More

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