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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.

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01 Jul

Pingree Secures $31.6 Million for Maine’...

More than $31.6 million for Maine’s First District is included in the Fiscal Year 2023 House Appropriations bills, senior House Appropriations Member Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today. From climate resilience and mitig...» Read More

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01 Jul

Golden, Pingree Secure Critical Funding ...

Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that they have secured $14 million to help support Maine lobstermen in the House Commerce, Ju...» Read More

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30 Jun

Pingree: SCOTUS Just Set Us Back Years i...

Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today condemned the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest ruling in EPA v. West Virginia, which fundamentally reshapes the Environmental Protecti...» Read More

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30 Jun

AFTER ROE: In Appropriations Committee, ...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and fellow Democratic members of the House Appropriations Committee today countered attacks on reproductive health care from the Supreme Court and rightwing legislatures. In the fiscal year 2023 Labor...» Read More

Important Issues

 

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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Preventing Gun Violence

Since the beginning of my tenure in Congress, I’ve heard from countless students who feel unsafe at school, parents who fear for their children, and families who’ve suffered devastating losses due to firearms. Gun violence is preventable, and it’s shameful that Republicans in Congress have blocked any legislation that would end this uniquely American gun violence 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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