Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

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Aug 25, 2015

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree joined Senator Angus King and Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli to discuss the growing problem of heroin addiction in Maine.  The roundtable discussion included people in recovery, families dealing with addiction issues, health care providers, law enforcement officials, first responders, and other local leaders.  The meeting too

Aug 24, 2015

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree joined USDA Under Secretary for Food and Nutrition Services Kevin Concannon today for atour of the Huhtamaki Plant in Waterville, which has recently received an order to produce compostable lunch plates for an alliance of schools that serve nearly 3 million students a day.

Aug 20, 2015

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement on news that a portion of Verso Paper’s Androscoggin Mill in Jay would be closed, laying off 300 employees. 

Aug 20, 2015

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement today, announcing that she plans to vote in support of an international agreement to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. 

Aug 17, 2015

Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree participated in a tick field survey at Crescent Beach State Park in Cape Elizabeth with researchers from the Maine Medical Center Research Institute Vector-Borne Disease Laboratory.  The visit was part of her ongoing efforts to support Maine in addressing the rise in Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Aug 17, 2015

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree applauded an announcement from the Office of National Drug Control Policy that $2.5 million would be used to fund a unique initiative among 15 states, including Maine, to address the recent rise in heroin overdoses and deaths.

Aug 14, 2015

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that the Portland Community Health Center will receive a federal Affordable Care Act grant to open a new community health center in South Portland.  The New Access Point Community Health Center grant—administered by the Department of Health and Human Services—will provide $355,848 for start-up costs and $650,000 annually for the next two years.

Aug 13, 2015

In response to a letter Congresswoman Pingree sent in June, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) said today that they have found a solution to technical issues that have prevented firefighters at its facilities from receiving agreed-on premium pay for Saturday work.

Aug 3, 2015
“I applaud President Obama for taking bold action to address climate change. Maine communities are already dealing with the effects of climate change and carbon emissions, including rising sea levels, more extreme weather, and ocean acidification. ..."
Aug 1, 2015
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree continued a Congressional trip to Italy and Ukraine this weekend, where she received briefings today at the Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC) and at the U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (NAVEUR), home of the Sixth Fleet.

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