Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), ranking member of the House Appropriations Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee which oversees funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced more than $3.5 million to fund six projects across Maine that advance environmental justice as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. The… Read more »
Today, Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC) leaders Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a longtime farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee, Reps. Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), DWC Chair, and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.), urged Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to ensure discrimination settlement funds reach women farmers and those who have faced discrimination by the… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.), Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (R-Va.), and Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico-At-Large) introduced bipartisan legislation to support women farmers and ranchers in Maine and across the U.S. The Women in Agriculture Act would create a Women Farmers and… Read more »
In a blow to gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court today sided with an evangelical Christian graphic artist from Coloradowho does not want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples, despite the state’s protective anti-discrimination law. After the high court’s ruling, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement:
“The Supreme Court’s decision… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Vice-Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, and fellow Equality Caucus members today reintroduced bicameral legislation to ensure explicit nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQI+ people. The landmark Equality Act amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to extend non-discrimination protections to the LGBTQ+ community and would… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Vice-Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, is celebrating Pride Month and renewing her commitment to uplifting the LGBTQ+ communities in Maine and across the country, cosponsoring numerous equality-focused bills.
“We are fortunate to live in a place that protects the civil rights of our LGBTQ+ neighbors… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and House Democrats today passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which would proactively protect marriage equality for same sex and interracial couples. Although the Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs decision does not immediately impact LGBTQ+ people’s right to marry who they love, the Court majority’s reasoning… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a vice chair of the House LGBTQ Caucus, today celebrated the passage of the Equality Act, legislation to expand existing civil rights protections to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“For more than 15 years, Maine has had civil rights protections for our LGBTQ neighbors. We’ve stood together… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Vice Chair, today joined more than 100 House members in introducing a resolution to affirm the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage. The resolution comes days after Justice Barrett’s rushed Supreme Court confirmation and alarming statements by Justices Thomas and Alito… Read more »
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) spoke on the House floor today in support of H.R. 5, the Equality Act, a bill that amends existing civil rights laws to include sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.
To watch or download Pingree’s floor speech in support of H.R. 5, click here.
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