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AFTER ROE: In Appropriations Committee, Pingree Fights to Expand Abortion Access

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and fellow Democratic members of the House Appropriations Committee today countered attacks on reproductive health care from the Supreme Court and rightwing legislatures. In the fiscal year 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which passed the full House Appropriations committee today, Pingree and other ...

Pingree’s Office Flooded with 3,500+ Messages of Support for Abortion Access

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SCOTUS Protest - March 2

Ahead of today’s expected vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) in the Senate, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is sharing results from an abortion access survey of Mainers conducted in wake of the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Of the 3,530 respondents, 82% (2,854 individuals) said they want Congress to pass legislation making abortion safe, legal, ...

Maine’s First-Ever Virtual Dental Homes Launch Following $650,000 Secured by Rep. Pingree

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) is celebrating the official launch of Maine’s first-ever network of virtual dental homes. As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Pingree fought for $650,000 in Community Project Funding to help the Children’s Oral Health Network of Maine create a community-based oral health care system to make vital dental services more convenient and acce...

Rep. Pingree Applauds Biden for Announcing Plan to Hold 1st White House Food Conference in 50+ Years, Following Passage of Congressional Funding to Reestablish Summit

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today welcomed the news that President Biden will hold a White House conference on hunger, nutrition, and health this September, following repeated calls from dozens of Democratic and Republican Representatives. Pingree, who also serves on the House Appropriations Committee, championed an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus spending bill that provided ...

Pingree Announces $225,000 Grant to Expand Maine Family Planning Access

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Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced Family Planning Association of Maine, also known as Maine Family Planning, has received $224,865 from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The federal funding will go towards Maine Family Planning’s Title X telehealth project to expand family planning services for those in need throughout Maine. Title X is the only federal g...

Pingree Statement on Reported Draft Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

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SCOTUS Protest - March 2

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) issued this statement following media reports of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling: “I share the feelings of outrage, fear, and utter shock that millions of women across the country are experiencing right now. If this draft Supreme Court opinion is genuine and Roe v. Wade is overturned, a deeply partisan court will be...

Pingree Announces $800,000 From American Rescue Plan for 37 New Public Health AmeriCorps Members in Maine

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today that Goodwill Industries of Northern New England in Maine will receive $791,376 in Public Health AmeriCorps funding. The grant will support 37 new Public Health AmeriCorps members across Maine and New Hampshire. Public Health AmeriCorps, a partnership between AmeriCorps and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, supports the recruitm...

Pingree Votes to Cap Insulin Out-of-Pocket Costs at $35 Per Month

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and the U.S. House of Representatives passed lifesaving legislation to cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $35 per month under Medicare and private insurance plans. The Affordable Insulin Now Act would urgently address the skyrocketing cost of insulin and take an important step toward easing the burden of prescription drug costs that...

Pingree Announces $1,925,000 to Support Maine Family Planning

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced Family Planning Association of Maine, also known as Maine Family Planning, has received $1,925,000 from the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Statewide FamilyPlanning Project which provides medical, educational, and referral services to at risk, in need clients throughout Maine. “This nearly $2 million HHS grant will s...

Pingree Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

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WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s first official State of the Union address: “Tonight, we marked America’s continued awakening from the pandemic. Leading our nation through an unprecedented litany of crises, President Biden and our Democratic Congress have produced historic economic results. The results of the ...

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