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Pingree Backs Landmark Bill to Save, Expand Social Security

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), John B. Larson (D-Conn.), and more than 175 Democrats in Congress today introduced the landmark Social Security 2100 Act, bicameral legislation that would expand and protect essential Social Security benefits for millions of Americans. “To bankroll special tax breaks to big corporations and the ultra-wealthy, House Republicans are…

Pingree Votes to Strengthen Mainers’ Retirement Security

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On Tuesday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) voted for bipartisan legislation to bolster and protect Mainers’ retirement savings. By expanding retirement plan coverage and providing more saving options, the Securing a Strong Retirement Act will ensure more Mainers can retire with dignity and stability after a lifetime of work. “Mainers pride themselves on being hard…

Pingree Statement on Social Security Benefit Increase for 2022

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) issued the following statement in response to the Social Security Administration’s announcement that its beneficiaries will see a 5.9% increase in their benefit checks for 2022, marking the largest boost to benefits in four decades: “Social Security is a lifeline for veterans and millions of Americans living on a fixed income—including one in four…

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…

Pingree Announces $87,809 to Support 400 Senior Corps Volunteers in Scarborough

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today announced a grant of $87,809 in Senior Corps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, to the Southern Maine Agency on Aging in Scarborough. “Mainers serve others before we serve ourselves—that’s just who we are. Our volunteer community is strong and proud, including our…

VIDEO: Pingree Amendment to Address Age Discrimination Against Women Passes in House Bill to Protect Older Workers

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted to pass H.R. 1230, the bipartisan Protect Older Workers Against Age Discrimination Act. The bill levels the playing field for older workers and restores their rights to fight back against age discrimination. Pingree’s bipartisan amendment with Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Illinois) to address disproportionate age…

Pingree backs campaign finance reform bill

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Government By the People Act would encourage small contributions to campaigns Backed by supporters from environmental, labor and civil rights groups, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree joined her colleagues today in introducing a major campaign finance reform bill. "It would be a lot easier to accomplish real reform if we had a system of grassroots financing of campaigns that…

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