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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
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—During last night’s full committee markup of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development FY 2018 Appropriations Bill, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree fought against cuts to programs that are vital to Maine—including Community Development Block Grants and Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grants.
WASHINGTON, DC –Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her Republican and Democratic colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee in approving an amendment that will repeal the Authorization for Military Force (AUMF) passed by Congress following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America and force a floor vote on a new AUMF.