The following is a piece distributed to local newspapers in November 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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.