With Congress in the process of crafting a five-year legislative package to support American agriculture, nutrition, and rural development, U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) hosted House Agriculture Committee Chair Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.) and her fellow Committee members in Midcoast Maine for a listening session on the next Farm Bill. Pingree, Chair Thompson, and… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address:
“President Biden spoke clearly about the immense economic progress we’ve made on his watch. No other president has seen two years of strong job growth like Joe Biden. Our national deficit has been cut by a record $1.7 trillion. A whopping 517,000 jobs… Read more »
Dirigo. As Mainers, we know well the meaning of our Latin motto: “I Lead.”
And we live by it. Whether by leading the United States in its approach to lowering health care costs, or by aggressively fighting climate change, Maine has made this motto much more than a word on a flag or a bumper sticker.
Addressing the high price of prescription drugs has been one of my biggest focuses as an… Read more »
Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today voted for urgently-needed gun violence prevention legislation, S. 2938, the Safer Communities Act. This commonsense bill includes many provisions first passed by Pingree and the House earlier this month, including funding for red flag laws, enhanced background checks for buyers under 21, increased… Read more »
Last week, I received a letter from an 8-year-old constituent of mine about the recent shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children around her age were gunned down in their classroom.
Her words, handwritten on lined composition paper, broke my heart.
“I can’t amagin what they are going throgh this 18 year old had no right to do what he did,” she wrote. Her misspelled words make the fact… Read more »
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 marked the beginning of our collective awareness that we face an environmental crisis and that we must fight to protect our planet. Over the next 52 years, the environmental movement accomplished a lot — from the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency to the Clean Water Act — but when it comes to curbing the harmful effects of burning… Read more »
Just before Thanksgiving, I was honored to join President Biden at the White House for the signing of the most expansive investment in American infrastructure since the construction of the interstate highway system.
“From funding to repair our aging roads, bridges and ports to high-speed broadband expansion and legacy pollution cleanup,” the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs… Read more »
For decades many of the biggest challenges facing our nation have been put on the backburner: child care affordability, a stronger safety net for aging Americans and people with disabilities, and our hazardous dependence on fossil fuels, to name just a handful.
President Biden ran on a platform to reform these failed policies. That Biden won more votes than any candidate in… Read more »
President Trump's insistence on $5.7 billion in funding for an ineffective, wasteful border wall with Mexico has led to a partial government shutdown. I am working in the House to pass the appropriations bills we need to reopen government so we can have a meaninful debate on immigration and border security. This pointless shutdown is terrible for 800,000 public servants, the… Read more »