Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Gun Violence

I continue pushing Congress to take meaningful action to address the national crisis of gun violence.  Watch this page for updates on my efforts. 

More on Gun Violence

Feb 27, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has cosponsored legislation to reinstate the lapsed ban on the sale of assault weapons and H.R. 4240, a discharge petition that would bring legislation to prevent gun violence immediately to the floor.
Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
"As a parent and grandparent, I am grieving today for the 17 families who lost loved ones in this tragedy and for the survivors who will be forever haunted by what they lived through. I’m ashamed to be in a Congress that continues to sit on its hands while these tragedies and our constituents demand swift action. ..."
Dec 6, 2017 Press Release
“Seeing this bill come to the floor a week before the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting is absolutely sickening."
Oct 2, 2017 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement on the mass shooting in Las Vegas that has claimed 58 lives and injured more than 500.

Feb 2, 2017 Press Release
Legislation in the House today overturns an Obama Administration action that filled an important gap in reporting individuals with severe mental illness to the system.
Jul 21, 2016 Blog Post

gun violence sit-in
Each time there’s a mass shooting, citizens across the country have a conversation on how to keep the next one from happening and how to keep guns out of the hands of people who want to commit violence. 

Jul 18, 2016 Press Release
"Once again we are faced with the heartbreaking news of innocent Americans falling victim to hatred and gun violence. ..."
Jul 6, 2016 Press Release
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree spoke on the House floor today, calling on Republican leaders to allow votes on bipartisan legislation to reduce gun violence. In her speech, Pingree said that after the Democratic-organized sit-in two weeks ago, she's heard from many Mainers who have asked if Congress would act.
Jul 5, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is headed back to Washington today where she plans to join colleagues in pushing for a vote in the US House on common sense bills to reduce gun violence in America.

"Gun violence has taken a huge personal toll on the lives of so many families in this country," Pingree said.  "We can do a lot more to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them and this week Republican leaders in Congress should let us vote on two bipartisan pieces of legislation that have the overwhelming support of the American people."