Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Press Releases

Mar 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –While Mainers prepare for tomorrow’s scheduled Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) hearing in Augusta on the Trump Administration’s coastal drilling plan, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) isn’t waiting until then to send Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke a clear message on her opposition. 

Feb 27, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has cosponsored legislation to reinstate the lapsed ban on the sale of assault weapons and H.R. 4240, a discharge petition that would bring legislation to prevent gun violence immediately to the floor.
Feb 22, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that the City of Bath would receive a total $8.8 million federal investment—consisting of a $2.3 million grant and a $6.5 million low-interest loan—to upgrade its sewer system. The funding comes from the USDA Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Program, which has been slated for deep cuts in President Trump’s proposed budget.  

Feb 17, 2018 Press Release

PORTLAND, ME – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today that the Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works a $14.95 million contract to create a conceptual design of the FFG(X), a next-generation guided missile frigate. The contract allows BIW to compete against four other design proposals for the chance to build 20 of the ships. 

Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
"As a parent and grandparent, I am grieving today for the 17 families who lost loved ones in this tragedy and for the survivors who will be forever haunted by what they lived through. I’m ashamed to be in a Congress that continues to sit on its hands while these tragedies and our constituents demand swift action. ..."
Feb 13, 2018 Press Release
Recent reports indicate that President Trump intends to transfer some or all of the Commission’s work to the Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has joined Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and a group of 11 other lawmakers in raising concerns about the future of Trump Administration’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release
"Rural America deserves a better budget. ..."
Feb 12, 2018 Press Release
"President Trump’s budget proposal spells disaster for rural states like Maine and demonstrates how out of touch his Administration is with the needs of the country. ..."
Feb 9, 2018 Press Release
"Republicans control the House, Senate, and Executive branch, but their inability to govern has put our country’s priorities—from military spending to the opioid crisis—in limbo for the past nine months and a fifth continuing resolution is just more of the same. I could not in good conscience vote for a bill that underfunds key programs after this Republican-controlled Congress just passed a trillion dollar tax cut for corporations. ..."