Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Blog Posts

Jul 28, 2017 Blog Post

During debate of a package of Appropriations Bills in the House of Representatives on July 26, 2017, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree spoke out in support of issues important to Maine. 

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding

Jul 24, 2017 Blog Post

The following is a column distributed to Maine newspapers in July 2017.

One of the most important committees in Congress is also the least understood: Appropriations. And it’s not surprising. From “302(b) allocations” to “manager’s amendments,” the workings of this committee are nearly indecipherable to anyone outside Washington.

Apr 25, 2017 Blog Post

The following is a press release from the IRS.

WASHINGTON — Starting this month, the Internal Revenue Service will begin sending letters to a relatively small group of taxpayers whose overdue federal tax accounts are being assigned to one of four private-sector collection agencies.

Feb 17, 2017 Blog Post

When I put out a call for people to share their stories of how the Affordable Care Act has helped people in Maine, I received over a thousand responses in just a few days. Here's just a small sample of those powerful stories.
--Chellie

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Jan 9, 2017 Blog Post

A run down of my thoughts on President-elect Trump's choices for the cabinet and other high-ranking posts.
--Chellie 

Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist

“We’ve been asked to give President-elect Trump the ‘benefit of the doubt,’ but I think this dispels any hope that he would finally distance himself from people who promote hateful, racist scapegoating. 

Sep 8, 2016 Blog Post

2016 Summer Snapshots
This summer has been a busy time of meeting with my constituents and hearing their feedback on important issues. 

Aug 16, 2016 Blog Post

I had the pleasure of attending a number of events this spring and summer to meet veterans and hear directly about the concerns--a few snapshots are below.
 

--Chellie

Moving Wall in Thomaston

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Apr 7, 2016 Blog Post

A lot of important work is done in Washington, but I value my Congressional recess weeks in Maine.  They offer a great chance to meet with my constituents and hear what they are dealing with and how I can help.

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