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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.

26 Sep

Ahead of Hunger Conference, Pingree Urge...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is urging the Biden Administration to incorporate “food is medicine” proposals into the White House’s platform for the upcoming Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Pingree, along with Reps. ...» Read More

23 Sep

Pingree Announces $2 Million Federal Inv...

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $2.12 million in federal funding to strengthen Maine’s aquaculture industry. Awarded through National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant program, the funding will ...» Read More

23 Sep

Pingree Joins Congressional Push for DOJ...

Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined 46 of her Congressional colleagues in calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to open a Department of Justice investigation into the cruel Republican migrant flights. Their letter, l...» Read More

22 Sep

Pingree, House Democrats Pass Legislatio...

Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and House Democrats today passed a robust public safety package to prevent crime, save lives, and serve justice. The four bills passed in the legislative package include the bipartisan In...» 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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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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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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