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.
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Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has been selected to serve on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (VA) and Related Agencies. The subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes construction on military facilities worldwide, housing for military families, veteran health care, and VA operations.
This is Pingree’s third subcommittee on Appropriations. A member of the House Appropriations Committee since 2012, she will retain her seat on the Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture and Interior.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week, the House passed four funding bills backed by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME)—Financial Services, Agriculture, Transportation, and Interior—to reopen critical agencies in federal government.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—During House floor debate on agriculture appropriations legislation today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree highlighted the need to reinstate funding for the USDA and FDA amid many negative impacts the shutdown is having on agriculture and families in Maine.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) signed on today as a cosponsor of H.R. 67, the Federal Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, to provide back pay to federal workers in agencies affected by President Trump’s government shutdown.
Portland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) announced today that two communities in her District—Bridgton and Rockland—will receive a total of $30 million in grants and loans to make critical improvements to their wastewater systems. Funding comes from the USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Program, which Pingree has defended in Congress.
Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) announced today that Maine organization CEI would receive a $600,000 federal grant to help Junora, a manufacturing company in Biddeford, create 30 new jobs. Funding comes from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Economic Development Program, which Pingree fought to restore funding for on the House Appropriations Committee.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) has been chosen to serve as one of six Democratic Members on the conference committee that is mending differences between the House and Senate’s third “minibus” appropriations bills. As a member of the conference committee, Pingree will help to determine the final spending levels for the appropriations bills relative to Agriculture, Interior, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), programs. The committee’s final bill draft will be sent to a vote in both chambers.
Rockland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) announced today that the City of Rockland would receive an $830,000 federal grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), enough funding to move forward with plans to repair and update its aging Fish Pier.
Portland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) today announced that Maine organizations in Augusta, Brunswick, and Kennebunk will receive nearly $250,000 in federal funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Pingree has regularly gone to bat for the NEH, most recently saving the agency from a proposed 15% budget cut in July.
Portland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) announced today Maine fire departments in Portland, Casco, and Gray will receive federal Assistance to Firefighters Grants totaling $767,410.