Representative Chellie Pingree's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (ME) - District 1, Democratic
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8/17/17 https://pingree.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/pingree-praises-signing-law-expanding-gi-bill-benefits-more-veterans 7/28/17 Pingree, Poliquin Insert Provision to Veterans CHOICE Bill to Authorize Lease for Portland VA Health Clinic 6/13/17 Pingree Opposes President Trump's Budget Proposal to Cut Benefits for Retired Disabled Veterans 6/12/17 Letter to the Hon. David J. Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Proposal to Cut Unemployment Benefits for Disabled Veterans 5/02/17 Maine Delegation Warns of Fraudulent Veterans Choice Program Phone Line Trying to Steal Veterans' Personal Information 4/06/17 Pingree introduces bill with Tester, Murkowski to help military service members who have been sexually harassed online 4/05/17 Tester, Murkowski, Pingree Introduce Legislation to Support Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma 3/30/17 Letter to the Hon.Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, and the Hon. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies - Federal Funding for Veteran Suicide Prevention 3/09/17 Introducing the Cold War Medal Service Act 1/27/17 Pingree supports legislation to halt hiring freeze at Department of Veterans Affairs 1/27/17 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell - Regarding Indian Health Care 1/09/17 Letter to President-Elect Donald J. Trump - Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze 12/09/16 Letter to Hon. Dr. Shulkin - Maine Congressional Delegation Urges VA to Fill Vacancies at Maine Vet Centers 12/06/16 Jeff Miller and Richard Blumenthal Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016 10/26/16 Pentagon Will Stop Seeking Repayments of Bonuses to California Guardsmen 7/21/16 Pingree Leads House Effort To Get Lease Approved For Portland VA Clinic 5/30/16 Memorial Day 2016 Statement From Congresswoman Chellie Pingree 5/19/16 Letter to the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary of the Department of Defense - Call for Reforms to Outdated DOD Discharge Policies Regarding Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma 5/19/16 Pingree Reacts to New Report Concerning Military's Improper Discharge of Military Sexual Assault Survivors 4/28/16 Pingree Tells Top VA Official That Contractor Administering Veterans Choice Program Should Be Replaced 4/14/16 Rep. Calvert Introduces Legislation to Ensure Military Reservists Receive Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits as Intended 1/27/16 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Concerning Marijuana as a Treatment Option 1/01/16 Issue Position: veterans Issues 9/16/15 Pingree Announces $100,000 to Help Disabled Maine Veterans Participate in Adaptive Sports 9/14/15 Preble Street to get $1.7 million to Serve Veteran Homeless Population 8/13/15 After Push from Pingree, VA Clears Way for Firefighters to Receive Bonus Pay Going Forward 7/27/15 Ruth Moore Act of 2015 7/27/15 Houses passes Congresswoman Pingree's Ruth Moore Act of 2015 6/17/15 Statement on VA Inspector General's Review of Mental Health Services at VA Togus 6/05/15 Pingree Pushes VA to Pay Firefighters What They Are Owed 5/24/15 Statement on Memorial Day 2015 4/10/15 Pingree Looking for "Wounded Warrior" to Join Portland Office 4/08/15 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs - Veteran's Exposure to Radioactive Material 3/24/15 Letter to Rodney Frelinghuysen, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Defense, and Pete Visclosky, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Defense - Funding Request for the Gulf War Illness Research Program 3/23/15 Letter to Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, David Price, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies - HUD-VASH Program Funding 3/18/15 Letter to Charlie Dent, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Regulated Agencies, Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction - Funding for the President's budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Prosthetic Research 3/03/15 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs - Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program 12/19/14 Pingree is Joined by 23 Other Members of Congress to Support Lawsuit Against VA 10/02/14 Pingree Urges Social Security to Expedite Claims for More Disabled Veterans 7/25/14 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed 6/20/14 Letter to Slcan Gibson, Department of Veterans Affairs - Sexual Assault Claims 6/20/14 Letter to Sloan Gibson, Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs - VA Care for Victims of Sexual Assault 5/30/14 Statement on Resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki 5/26/14 Memorial Day 5/21/14 Reaction to President's Remarks on VA Controversy 5/01/14 Pingree Welcomes New Online Jobs Database for Veterans 4/24/14 Pingre Applauds Decision by University of Maine System to Give All Veterans In-State Tuition 12/13/13 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Military Sexual Trauma Survivors 8/01/13 Pingree Urges Veterans to Take Advantage of Free Legal Clinic 6/04/13 Ruth Moore Act of 2013

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