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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.

08 Feb

Pingree, Baird, Thune, Brown Reintroduce...

U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Jim Baird (R-Ind.) and U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) plan to reintroduce legislation to support small meat and poultry processors. The bipartisan, bicameral S...» Read More

07 Feb

Nirav D. Shah Joins Rep. Pingree for Pre...

Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) Director Nirav D. Shah will join Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) as her special guest for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 7. Director Shah, who helped to l...» Read More

07 Feb

Pingree Statement on President Biden’s S...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address: “President Biden spoke clearly about the immense economic progress we’ve made on his watch. No other p...» Read More

31 Jan

Reps. Pingree, Waltz Introduce Bipartisa...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today introduced bipartisan legislation with Congressman Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) to support coastal communities grappling with ocean acidification driven by human activities. The bipartisan Coastal Com...» 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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Supporting Maine Lobstermen

From fighting to ensure our fishermen have access to working waterfronts to supporting the scientific research and stock assessments necessary to ensure the accurate setting of quotas, I am working in Maine and DC to make our fisheries and coastal communities more sustainable.

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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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