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Representative Chellie Pingree

Appropriations, Agriculture subcommittee, Interior & the Environment Subcommittee
House Oceans Caucus, Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition

“We have a unique opportunity to take concrete steps to protect and preserve the environment. We just need to show the political will to take advantage of it.”


Leadership:  Congresswoman Pingree believes we can have both “a healthy environment and a healthy economy.” She proudly notes that her campaign office runs entirely on wind-generated power. Congresswoman Pingree was instrumental in bringing the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control bill back to the House floor for a second, successful vote.

Congresswoman Pingree has been a leader on a broad range of ocean and environmental issues, and was one of the leaders on the House Floor in the successful effort to defeat the anti-catch shares amendment offered by Cong Steve Southerland – Ocean Enemy Number One. Now sitting on the House Appropriations Committee, the Congresswoman continues to help move federal resources to important environmental programs and efforts, fight off the ongoing efforts to add anti-environmental policy riders to the appropriation bills, and help to bring common-sense improvements to fishery policies in the North East.

Congresswoman Pingree sponsored:

  • H.R 2719 (Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2017)
  • H.R 1176 (Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act 2017)
  • H.R. 2553 (Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2197 (York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 3391 (Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 3109 (Keep America’s Waterfronts Working Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 3286 (Local Farms, Foods, and Jobs Act of 2011)

Congresswoman Pingree cosponsored:

  • H.R 1784 (Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2017)
  • H.R 2079 (Young Fishermen’s Development Act of 2017)
  • H.R 2044 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act 2017)
  • H Con Res 27 (Expressing the sense of Congress that America’s Federal public lands are national treasures that belong to all Americans 2017)
  • H.R 845 (Ocean Acidification Research Partnerships Act 2017)
  • H.R 582 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.2017)
  • H.R 2719 (Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act 2017) H.R H Res 637 (Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should establish a national goal of more than 50 percent clean and carbon free electricity by 2030 for the purposes of avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, growing our economy, increasing our shared prosperity, improving public health, and preserving our national security. 2016)
  • H.R 4535 (Keep It in the Ground Act of 2016)
  • H.R 3852 (To direct the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study on the benefits of solar net energy metering, and for other purposes. 2016)
  • H.R. 239 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 393 (To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish.)
  • H.R. 508 (SUPER Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1275 (Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act)
  • H.R. 1276 (Coastal State Climate Change Planning Act)
  • H.R. 1277 (Ocean Acidification Research Partnerships Act)
  • H.R. 1460 (Focused Reduction of Effluence and Stormwater runoff through Hydrofracking Environmental Regulation Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1482 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1503 (Community College Energy Training Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1548 (BREATHE Act)
  • H.R. 1684 (Foreign Spill Protection Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1814 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 1902 (Protect Our Public Lands Act)
  • H.R. 1960 (Land-Based Marine Debris Reduction Act)
  • H.R. 1967 (Ocean Acidification Innovation Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 2072 (National Park and Wilderness Waters Protection Forever Act)
  • H.R. 2430 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 2744 (Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act Amendments of 2015)
  • H.R. 4215 (CLEANER Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 609 (End Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 924 (Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 996 (Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1175 (FRESHER Act of 2013: To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and direct the Secreaty of the Interior to conduct a study with respect to storm water runoff from oil and gas operations, and for other purposes).
  • H.R. 1590 (Shellfish Marketing Assistance Fairness Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1630 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1808 (Maine Coastal Islands Wildnerness Act of 2011, of 2013)
  • H.R. 1837 (Clean Water Protection Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 2290 (Rural Energy Investment Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 4092 (Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 4426 (Clean Energy Victory Bond Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 4208 (Fisheries Investment and Regulatory Relief Act of 2012)
  • H.R. 3570 (Oceans and Human Health Reauthorizatoin Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 2484 (Harmful Algal Blooms and Hyoxia Research and Control Amendments of 2011)
  • H.R. 594 (Coastal Job Creation Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 492 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 5241 (BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Inquiry Commission Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 5697 (To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit leasing in the North Atlantic Planning Area of 2010)
  • H.R. 5301 (Clean Estuaries Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 14 (Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 365 (Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 366 (Ocean Research and Exploration Enhancement Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 367 (Integrated Coastal and Ocean Observation System Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 368 (Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 1080 (Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 3644 (Ocean, Coastal, and Watershed Education Act, 2009)
  • H.R. 5697 (To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to prohibit leasing in the North Atlantic Planning Area of 2010)
  • H.R. 601 (End Big Oil Subsidies Act of 2011)