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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (1st District of Maine)

PORTLAND, MAINE – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today released the following statement on the historic and decisive election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris:

“I want to congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. Winning the most votes of any candidates in US history, their victory is a triumph for democracy and decency.

“Their margin was decisive in our great state of Maine, too, as Mainers made clear their desire for empathy, dignity, and urgent solutions. I know that President-elect Biden cares deeply about the priorities that matter most to Americans.

“I look forward to working with his administration on a host of pressing issues, including bringing direct relief to our communities, jump-starting our economy, centering science in the fight against COVID-19 and the climate crisis, improving our health care system, and making our food system more sustainable.

“America has turned the page on the last four years. It’s time for new leadership to face our greatest challenges and it’s on us to deliver. I cannot wait to get started.”