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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.

20 May

Pingree Celebrates Eastern Trail Expansi...

On Friday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and members from the Eastern Trail Alliance and the East Coast Greenway Alliance celebrated $700,000 in new federal funding to expand the Eastern Trail with an event in Kennebunk. The fundi...» Read More

19 May

In FDA Hearing, Pingree Presses Commissi...

In a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies hearing on Thursday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) pressed FDA Commissioner Robert Califf for ...» Read More

19 May

Pingree, House Pass Legislation to Stop ...

Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to stop price gouging at gas pumps. The Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, introduced by Reps. Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-Wash.) and ...» Read More

18 May

Pingree Announces $110,000 in Federal Gr...

Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced more than $100,000 in grants to support the arts in Maine’s First Congressional District. Seven Maine organizations were awarded the funding through the National Endowment for the Art...» 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 be able to look out for Maine's interests as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which writes annual legislation that allocates federal funding to government agencies, departments, and organizations.

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Supporting Ukraine

As Russia continues its unprovoked attack on the people of Ukraine, I am working at home and abroad to support Ukraine and our allies through this humanitarian 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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