Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Latest News

Jan 12, 2018
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation to permanently prohibit oil and gas drilling off the New England coast.
Jan 12, 2018

PORTLAND, MAINE—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) released the following statement on President Trump’s racist comments about immigrants from several nations.

Jan 5, 2018
“I was saddened to learn of the passing of Gerard P. Conley Sr, who served as President of the Maine Senate and Mayor of the City of Portland. Jerry was a giant in Portland and Maine politics; a proud father to 13 children and grandfather and great-grandfather to numerous relatives. A champion of the working and middle class in Maine, Jerry will be remembered as the true public servant he was.”
Jan 4, 2018
“Ever since Mainers voted to legalize marijuana, our legislature has debated how to best implement this new law. It is a complicated enough task without the federal government creating hurdles or meddling in the decisions already made by states like Maine. As a member of Congress, I’ve cosponsored legislation to uphold state laws regarding marijuana legalization. I hope the Justice Department will reconsider its one-size-fits-all approach so that congressional action is not needed.”
Dec 21, 2017
“No one wants to see a government shutdown, but the Republican proposal is inadequate and irresponsible. ..."
Dec 20, 2017

The last year has certainly been one of the most eventful—if not the most eventful—of my time in Congress. The presidency of Donald Trump has taken our country in new and frightening directions, making my work in Congress all the more important. 

Dec 15, 2017
“USDA’s decision to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rules after three pointless delays is outrageous and shows complete disregard for the public comment process and the agency's role in providing stability in the organic marketplace. ..."