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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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:
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.
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:
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.
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.