Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Pingree Calls State Government Shutdown ‘Harmful to Maine’s Working Families’

Jul 1, 2017
Press Release

PORTLAND, ME— Congresswoman Pingree (D-Maine) today issued the following statement in response to Maine’s state government shutdown:

“As families gather together to celebrate Independence Day, thousands of state employees across Maine are filled with anxiety and worry that they will not be able to make ends meet because obstructionist politics have prevented a common sense budget to pass in Augusta. It’s harmful to working families in Maine to put their livelihoods in jeopardy with no end game in sight. In the interest of the people of Maine, I urge lawmakers to find common ground and put them selves in the shoes of the state workers who keep our state running.”