Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Press Releases

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

Portland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement after the Coast Guard briefed her office on successfully rescuing the four-member crew of the Portland-based fishing vessel Aaron & Melissa II this morning. 

Nov 1, 2018 Press Release

MAINE– This week, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) led 45 Members of Congress in writing to Governor Paul LePage and urging him to drop his support for Texas, et al v. U.S., et al.

Oct 30, 2018 Press Release
Sens. Collins, King and Reps. Pingree, Poliquin urged the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to approve Flemish Master Weavers’ application for an exemption from a damaging tariff that threatened rug production in the state

Washington, D.C.—Maine’s Congressional Delegation announced today that Sanford-based Flemish Master Weavers prevailed in its application for an exemption from a tariff on yarn it uses to manufacture area rugs in Maine.  The ruling by the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board helps to level the playing field for Flemish Master Weavers to compete against foreign competitors and places the company in a

Oct 18, 2018 Press Release

Portland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that over $2 million in USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grants will be awarded to the University of Maine and a Waterville small business to advance Maine’s agricultural economy. FoodCorps, a program that offers food and agriculture education programs in several Maine communities, also received funding.

Oct 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Seeking answers in the murder of Jamal Khassoggi, a writer and journalist who was detained and believed to be tortured and killed by the Saudi Arabian government, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has cosponsored H.R.

Oct 15, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and David Young (R-Iowa)—co-chairs of the House Food Waste Caucus—as well as Lynn Jenkins (R-Kansas) and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)—co-chairs of the House Hunger Caucus—have together introduced

Oct 10, 2018 Press Release

Portland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has cosponsored a bill introduced by Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) to block funding for implementation of the Trump Administration’s proposed public charge rule. 

Oct 3, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Pingree attending Cabin in the Woods ribbon cutting at VA Togus campus with Rep. Bruce Poliquin on September 21.