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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement on the reported agreement today by top Congressional leaders to put so-called "fast track" trade authority up for a vote in Congress. Under fast track, Congress would not be able to modify or amend trade agreements, and would only be allowed an up or down vote.
As we mark Equal Pay Day today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said that more needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men – including passage of the critical Paycheck Fairness Act. Equal Pay Day symbolizes the day when women's wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.
"I am encouraged by the announcement yesterday of a framework agreed upon by the P5+1 and Iran, and look forward to negotiators reaching a final agreement for a comprehensive plan of action in the coming weeks. I think the parameters outlined in this interim accord, including the Iranian compliance with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) before any relief of sanctions, giv
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that multiple Maine organizations have been awarded funding through the USDA's Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI), a new program that was proposed in Congresswoman Pingree's Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act and included in the Farm Bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2014.