Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Appropriations & Budget

I'm proud to be able to look out for Maine's interests as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which writes annual legislation that allocates federal funding to government agencies, departments, and organizations. Please follow the links below for more information on the subcommittees I serve on.


More on Appropriations & Budget

May 10, 2018 Press Release

PORTLAND, MAINE – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the rescissions package submitted by President Trump that House Republican leadership introduced last night:

Apr 18, 2018 Press Release
Today, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture where Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) pressed him on his support for the 2018 Farm Bill draft and FY 2019 USDA budget.
Feb 22, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today that the City of Bath would receive a total $8.8 million federal investment—consisting of a $2.3 million grant and a $6.5 million low-interest loan—to upgrade its sewer system. The funding comes from the USDA Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Program, which has been slated for deep cuts in President Trump’s proposed budget.  

Feb 12, 2018 Press Release
"President Trump’s budget proposal spells disaster for rural states like Maine and demonstrates how out of touch his Administration is with the needs of the country. ..."
Feb 9, 2018 Press Release
"Republicans control the House, Senate, and Executive branch, but their inability to govern has put our country’s priorities—from military spending to the opioid crisis—in limbo for the past nine months and a fifth continuing resolution is just more of the same. I could not in good conscience vote for a bill that underfunds key programs after this Republican-controlled Congress just passed a trillion dollar tax cut for corporations. ..."
Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement calling on Republican leadership to pass a long-term spending bill to fund the U.S. government:

Jan 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement after voting against the short-term spending bill. 

“No one wants to see a shutdown, but kicking the can down the road for the fourth time is no way to run the government. The Appropriations Committee has done its job developing a responsible spending agreement—it’s time for Republican leadership to bring a balanced and bipartisan bill to the floor without politicizing it. Every time we delay, we put off addressing things like the opioid epidemic, veterans’ needs, and hurricane relief.

Jul 28, 2017 Blog Post

During debate of a package of Appropriations Bills in the House of Representatives on July 26, 2017, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree spoke out in support of issues important to Maine. 

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Funding

Waterpower and Alternative Energy Programs

Jul 24, 2017 Blog Post

The following is a column distributed to Maine newspapers in July 2017.

One of the most important committees in Congress is also the least understood: Appropriations. And it’s not surprising. From “302(b) allocations” to “manager’s amendments,” the workings of this committee are nearly indecipherable to anyone outside Washington.