Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today announced $1 million for the Town of Limerick to restore access to clean drinking water to its residents. The Community Project Funding, secured by Pingree in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill, will be used by the Limerick Water and Sewer District to replace outdated and dangerous sewer and water mains in the Hollandville… Read more »
Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and House Democrats today passed a robust public safety package to prevent crime, save lives, and serve justice. The four bills passed in the legislative package include the bipartisan Invest to Protect Act (H.R. 6448), the Mental Health Justice Act (H.R. 8542), the Break the Cycle of Violence Act (H.R.… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House today passed the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022 (H.R. 1808), which would ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. The legislation, introduced by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and cosponsored by Pingree, restores and… 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 »
On Wednesday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan gun violence prevention legislation in the wake of deadly mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y., Uvalde, Texas, Tulsa, Okla., and dozens more in the past two weeks. The Protecting Our Kids Act (H.R. 7901), introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chair… Read more »
With the U.S. House of Representatives set to vote on comprehensive gun violence prevention legislation, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced her support for the commonsense firearm safety package in a video message:
“We've had a couple of horrible weeks in our country around gun violence. Whether it's people being shot when they go to the grocery store or innocent… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today heralded the passage of two historic gun violence prevention bills in the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, would expand the current federal background check to cover nearly all firearm sales; H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act, would close the so-called “Charleston loophole,” which enables… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today cosponsored the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act to fund research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on firearms safety and gun violence prevention. The legislation would authorize $50 million in funding each fiscal year for the next five years at the CDC to study gun violence. According to the Gun… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement regarding two mass within the past 24 hours:
“I’m devastated and angry about the horrific gun slaughter of at least 29 people in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio within the past 24 hours. The House has passed common sense legislation to address gun violence but the Senate refuses to act. This is absolutely… Read more »