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Rep. Chellie Pingree

Representative for Maine’s 1st District

pronounced SHE-lee // PING-gree


Pingree is the representative for Maine’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 6, 2009. Pingree is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

Rep. Chellie Pingree is currently voting by proxy under new rules in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Jul 29, 2020, Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA5] will be casting Pingree’s vote. Under the rules for proxy voting, representatives may designate another representative as their proxy and must give their proxy exact instructions on how to vote.
Photo of Rep. Chellie Pingree [D-ME1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Pingree.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Pingree is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Pingree has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 31, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Chellie Pingree sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Pingree sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Agriculture and Food (37%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Health (11%) Immigration (9%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Environmental Protection (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Pingree’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Pingree voted Nay

Passed 403/12 on May 24, 2016.

The TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to expand the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate and ...

Pingree voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Pingree voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Pingree voted Aye

Pingree voted No

Pingree voted Nay

Pingree voted No

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Jul 2020, Pingree missed 223 of 7,879 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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