Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

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Nov 17, 2017

The following is a piece distributed to local newspapers in November 2017

Nov 16, 2017

 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement after the House voted to approve the Republican tax plan today. She voted against the bill after holding a roundtable earlier this week with Mainers who would be harmed under the plan.  
 

Nov 9, 2017
The Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program (B-CROP) Act would make grants available to rural areas, funding between 50 and 75 percent of a broadband project’s cost
Nov 8, 2017
The Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act provides veterans with more timely and understandable notifications about possible debts with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Nov 2, 2017

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that the Fox Islands Electric Co-Op in Vinalhaven and North Haven, Maine, would receive a $1,579,000 loan from USDA Rural Development to make electrical system improvements. 

Nov 2, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) advocated today for increased federal resources to help states preserve their working waterfronts at a hearing on her bipartisan bill, HR 1176, the Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act. The hearing was held by the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. 

Nov 2, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The House Committee on Veterans Affairs today passed an amended version of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s legislation—H.R. 3705, the Veterans Fair Debt Notice Act—to help veterans who have a debt with the Department of Veteran Affairs. The bill could come to the House floor as soon as next week.

Nov 2, 2017

"Working waterfronts are an integral part of the nation's coastal and Great Lakes economy and culture. Working waterfronts face multiple challenges, including permanent conversion to non-water-dependent uses and storm damage to already compromised waterfront infrastructure.

Oct 31, 2017
Since mid-September Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has been getting the word out about the 2018 Open Enrollment to purchase coverage on the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace with a public service announcement running on three local television stations