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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.

01 Nov

Pingree Announces Ocean Renewable Power ...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding Ocean Renewable Power Company of Portland with a grant of $3,875,859 to develop innovative hydropower technology. The company will devel...» Read More

28 Oct

Pingree, Golden Urge Agriculture Secreta...

Responding to news reports that Maine hemp farmers have lost access to federal banking and insurance due to opaque regulations, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) have written to Secretary of Agricult...» Read More

24 Oct

Pingree Introduces Bipartisan Legislatio...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), along with Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) today introduced H.R. 4807, the bipartisan Cold War Service Medal Act. The legislation would recognize ...» Read More

23 Oct

Pingree Joins 68 Members of Congress in ...

In a bipartisan letter, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and 67 other members of congress to urge the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee to include strong clea...» Read More

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Drug Costs

Everyone deserves access to quality, affordable health care. Keep up to date on my efforts to protect and improve on affordable health care gains for the American people.

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Fighting Climate

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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Reducing Food

The United States wastes a staggering amount of food, resulting in environmental problems, billions in economic costs, and a lost opportunity to help feed the 50 million Americans who are food insecure. I am leading efforts in Congress to address this problem.

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Supporting Our

We must provide for those who willingly put themselves in harm's way in the defense of our every day freedoms. I am committed to providing our troops with the resources they need to do their jobs, during peacetime and war.

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