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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.

02 Dec

Maine Delegation Welcomes $5 Million to ...

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden welcomed a $5 million planning grant for the Passamaquoddy Tribe to respond to climate-related environmental threats. The grant was awarded...» Read More

01 Dec

Pingree Celebrates Pine Tree State’s Cli...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the Governor Mills Administration’s progress over the last two years to implement Maine’s Climate Action Plan known as “Maine Won’t Wait” and released the following statement: “Today ...» Read More

29 Nov

Pingree Urges Swift Approval of Respect ...

Following Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) called on House leaders to urgently take up the bill and send it to President Biden’s desk: “When the ...» Read More

22 Nov

Maine Delegation and Governor Mills Voic...

Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden, and Governor Janet Mills today released the following statement after Whole Foods Market said it would stop selling Maine lobster nationwide: “We...» Read More

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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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Inflation Reduction Act

The landmark Inflation Reduction Act passed by Congressional Democrats & signed by President Biden is a historic victory for our environment, our farmers and ranchers, working families, and the overall health of Americans.

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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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