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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.

06 May

Chair Pingree Applauds Biden Admin’s Amb...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Chair of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, today welcomed the release of President Biden’s ‘Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful’ report whi...» Read More

06 May

Video Recap: Pingree Pushes USDA to Spee...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture & Rural Development, today asked officials from U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development to detail their plans for rural broadb...» Read More

05 May

Pingree Joins Nearly 100 House Lawmakers...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined nearly 100 House Democrats in sending a letter to Senate Democrats, urging them to swiftly end the filibuster so that Congress can deliver on the promises made to the voters who elected them to...» Read More

04 May

Pingree Statement on Mills Admin’s Propo...

In response to Governor Janet Mills’ announcement of her administration’s intent to use federal funds from the American Rescue Plan to spur economic recovery and growth in Maine, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statemen...» Read More

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The Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bill will permit Congress to directly fund projects for the first time since 2011 in the form of Community Project Funding.

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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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