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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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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