Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Press Releases

Feb 22, 2017 Press Release
President Trump’s halt on refugees and travel ban restrict a source of workers Maine desperately needs

Today, during at a roundtable discussion with business leaders and immigrant workers, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree highlighted the key role New Mainers play in moving the state’s economy forward—the same types of immigrants who could be targeted in President Trump’s soon-to-be reissued executive order regarding refugees and travel from seven Muslim-majority nations.

Feb 17, 2017 Press Release

This afternoon, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree signed on to an amicus brief filed in Eastern District of New York in the case of Darweesh v. Trump, which challenges President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and individuals from Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States.

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Today on the House floor, Congresswoman Pingree spoke out against H.J.Res. 43, a resolution put forth by House Republicans in order to roll back an executive order signed by President Obama that prevents states from playing politics with funding for the nation’s family planning program—commonly referred to as Title X.
Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Bill would create a grant program to help states protect access and infrastructure for water-dependent businesses

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today reintroduced bipartisan legislation with Republican Congressman Rob Wittman of Virginia to protect the kind of waterfront access and infrastructure that many businesses—and thousands of jobs—depend on in Maine.

Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
Will reintroduce legislation to set a national uniform system for date labeling

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree applauded new industry standards on food date labeling released today by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute.

Feb 14, 2017 Press Release
Last night, President Trump’s National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, tendered his resignation after admitting that he had inappropriate conversations with Russia, which violated the Logan Act.
In the wake of Michael Flynn’s resignation, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today announced that she is co-sponsoring legislation to create a bipartisan, independent, outside commission to fully investigate Russia’s influence on the Trump Administration and the 2016 election. Pingree said the Protecting Our Democracy Act (HR 356) will provide Americans with much needed answers to President Trump’s relationship with Russia and hold him accountable for jeopardizing national security.
Feb 9, 2017 Press Release
"... Tonight’s unanimous ruling by the 9th Circuit proves that no one is above the Constitution—not even President Trump. American democracy is a model for the world because our system of checks and balances ensures that the reckless actions of one cannot drag us all down.”
Feb 8, 2017 Press Release
Cosponsors legislation to modernize food donation liability protections; will reintroduce her own food waste bills in coming weeks

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has kicked off her efforts in the new Congress to reduce food waste.  She is an original cosponsor of a bipartisan bill, The Food Donation Act of 2017, introduced yesterday by Congresswoman Marcia Fudge to modernize food donation protections, and plans to reintroduce two food waste bills in the coming weeks. 

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released a statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education and votes in the House today to overturn rules designed to help state departments of education measure student success.
Feb 7, 2017 Press Release
Taylor Worthington’s painting will hang in a special exhibit at the U.S. Capitol

Winner Taylor Worthington