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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.

21 Sep

Reps. Pingree, Lawler Introduce Bipartis...

U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) today introduced bicameral legislation to help reduce food waste. The bipartisan New Opportunities for Technological Innovation, Mitigation, and Education to Overcome W...» Read More

20 Sep

Pingree Announces Nearly $1 Million to E...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced Maine was awarded a $990,992 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Diaper Distribution Pilot. This award will help the Maine Community Action Partnership (...» Read More

18 Sep

Pingree, Bonamici, Leger Fernández Intro...

In recognition of National Arts in Education Week, U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), and Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) reintroduced legislation to increase access to the arts for students. The Arts...» Read More

18 Sep

Maine Delegation Announces Funding Oppor...

Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced that $19 million in federal funding is now available to combat marine debris in coastal communities through the National O...» 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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Helping Asylum Seekers Join Our Workforce

With my Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act, asylum seekers will no longer be subject to an arbitrary waiting period before applying for work authorization and would be eligible to receive a work permit just 30 days after applying for asylum.

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The Farm Bill

As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I will help to draft the Farm Bill, a legislative package passed roughly every five years that has a tremendous impact on rural communities, food security, farmers’ livelihoods, and how our food is grown.

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