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Pingree, House Democrats Send Landmark Climate, Health Care Bill to President Biden’s Desk

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IRA Pelosi Signing

Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and House Democrats passed H.R. 5376, the historic Inflation Reduction Act, a sweeping economic package to lower health care costs, combat the climate crisis, and fight inflation. The once-in-a-generation legislation, which was passed by Senate Democrats on August 7, makes transformative changes to Medicare, including allowing…

Pingree, Maine and New Hampshire Delegations Raise Alarm Over DoD Plans to Restructure PNSY Health Clinic

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) joined members of the Maine and New Hampshire congressional delegations—Representatives Jared Golden (D-Maine), Chris Pappas (D-N.H.), and Annie Kuster (D-N.H.), and Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Angus King (I-Maine), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.)—in requesting a briefing from the Department of Defense (DoD)…

Pingree Among 75+ Members of Congress Urging Congressional Leadership to Lower Insulin Prices for the Uninsured

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and more than 75 members of Congress called on congressional leadership to include people without health insurance in any legislation that limits out-of-pocket costs for insulin.  In their letter to Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Schumer, House Minority Leader McCarthy, and Senate Minority Leader McConnell,…

Pingree Votes to Protect Contraception Access

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and House Democrats today passed legislation to codify the right to contraception, now under threat following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The Right to Contraception Act (H.R. 8373), will ensure that Americans continue to have the legal right—first recognized in the…

Pingree, House Democrats Again Vote to Establish Federal Right to Abortion

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and House Democrats today once again passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) to codify the right to an abortion protect abortion access nationwide in wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. The WHPA would establish the federal right for health care providers to carry out an abortion, and for…

Pingree Backs Bill Protecting Travel for Abortion Care

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As Republican-controlled states across the country restrict abortion access following the fall of Roe v. Wade, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has cosponsored legislation to protect the right to travel for reproductive health care. Introduced by Representatives Lizzie Fletcher (D-Texas), the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act (H.R.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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