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Pingree to Senate Leadership: Keep Affordable Insulin Measures in Build Back Better Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and nearly 100 House Members penned a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday urging the Senate to retain and expand affordable insulin measures in the Build Back Better Act. The letter, led by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Cori Bush (D-Mo.), emphasizes the importance of retaining the current out-of-pocket ...

Pingree Statement on Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) issued the following statement regarding the oral arguments today at the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, challenging Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban: “I am deeply concerned that the Supreme Court has signaled it would throw out 50 years of settled law to uphold Mississippi’s abortion ban. ...

Pingree Announces Nearly $500K in USDA Awards to Expand Economic Opportunity in Rural Maine

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest nearly half a million dollars to improve equitable access to jobs, business opportunities, education, housing, and health care for people who live and work in rural Maine areas. The funding will be awarded to: The Island Institute in Rockland: $193,000 Rural Community Devel...

Pingree Hails House Passage of Build Back Better Act as Transformative Blueprint for Climate-Smart, Care Economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Build Back Better Act, the most beneficial bill for working families enacted since The New Deal. The bill will prepare the nation for the next century through unprecedented investments in climate-smart programs and the establishment of a safety net that supports the needs o...

Why I support the Build Back Better Act

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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 America’s history was, ...

Pingree Announces $11 Million Awarded to 18 Maine Community Health Centers from American Rescue Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced 18 Maine Community Health Centers will receive $11,171,482 from the American Rescue Plan. The Maine health centers were granted American Rescue Plan funding by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) as part of a nearly $1 billion investment by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) t...

Pingree votes to codify Roe v. Wade, uphold abortion access nationwide

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted with her Democratic U.S. House colleagues to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which would protect abortion access nationwide and finally codify the protections established by the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey decisions. Passage of the WHPA comes just weeks after the U.S. Su...

House Passes Bipartisan TRANSPLANT Act Introduced by Congresswoman Pingree

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The House of Representatives voted 415-to-2 to pass the Timely Reauthorization of Necessary Stem-cell Programs Lends Access to Needed Therapies (TRANSPLANT) Act (H.R. 941), a bill introduced by Congresswoman Pingree (D-Maine) which reauthorizes the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program and the National Cord Blood Inventory for five years. “Every year more than 17,000 people are diagnosed wi...

Pingree Votes to Allow Medicare, Federal Disability Benefits to Reach ALS Patients As Soon As Possible

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As a cosponsor of H.R. 1407, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today celebrated the unanimous passage of the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act by the U.S House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation waives the five-month waiting period for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Medicare benefits for ALS patients to receive the care they need as soon as possible. “Time wor...

Pingree Votes to Ban Flavored Tobacco, Hold E-Cigarette Manufacturers Accountable For Youth Vaping Crisis

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her colleagues in passing legislation to address the ongoing youth vaping crisis. H.R. 2339, The Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act, of which Pingree is a cosponsor, passed the House 213-195. “Teen smoking rates have been dropping nationwide for years thanks to investment in public health programs -- but the spike in e-cigarette use among ...

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