Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Pingree Calls Mills Inauguration a ‘New Day for Maine’

Jan 2, 2019
Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement on today's inauguration of Janet Mills as Maine Governor.

“The swearing in of Janet Mills as Governor is the start of good things to come for the people of Maine. 

“With decades of her career devoted to public service, Janet is ready to immediately begin restoring the functions and responsibilities of state government. The last eight years of neglectful, misguided leadership from the Blaine House have led to thousands of Mainers being wrongfully denied health care, rising infant mortality rates, and a bleak outlook for our state’s economic future, among other troubling trends. I know Janet will approach these challenges with shrewdness, integrity, and heart. She has a clear-eyed vision for where Maine needs to be and the experience to get us there. 

“It’s a new day for Maine as well as a new day for Congress. As a majority member of the House of Representatives, I will fight for the federal resources and policies Janet needs to do her job for the people of Maine. Congratulations to her and the state on this historic day.”