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

Jul 16, 2018 Press Release

Portland, Maine—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) announced today that two farms in her District will receive USDA Rural Development Value-Added Producer Grants to expand their businesses and launch new product lines. Pingree has been steadfast in her opposition to proposed cuts to this vital program, which has a track record of helping rural businesses succeed and hire more workers.

Jul 11, 2018 Press Release
During committee markup today, the House Appropriations Committee unanimously approved Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s amendment to the Labor-Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill, which would ensure that migrant siblings are kept together whenever possible while in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
Jun 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement after Republicans cancelled today’s scheduled Appropriations Committee markup of the Labor-Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill. The legislation includes funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which has been charged with caring for children separated from their families at the border due to President Trump’s zero tolerance policy.

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: