Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard performs an incredible service to our country in maintaining and upgrading the Navy's submarine fleet, while being a critical pillar to Southern Maine's economy. As a former member of the House Armed Services Committee and current member of the House Appropriations Committee, supporting this critical installation and the thousands of Maine jobs it offers will always be a top priority for me in Congress.


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Sep 10, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and 158 members of the U.S. House have written to House and Senate leadership to request that they reject President Trump’s plan to rescind a modest 1.9% cost of living adjustment for federal workers, including thousands of employees at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement after voting in support of the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House passed earlier today. 

Apr 14, 2016 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree used her position on the powerful House Appropriations Committee to get numerous provisions into a defense bill that will help veterans, including those seeking care in the VA, homeless female veterans, veterans who need service dogs and the families of veterans.  Pingree also was able to insure that the bill contains $75 million in funding to maintain and modernize the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Sep 9, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree made case for funding to Vice President Biden last week

Maine and New Hampshire have been awarded a $25 million federal grant to fund a replacement for the aging Sarah Long Bridge between Kittery and Portsmouth, according to Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.

Sep 3, 2014 Press Release

Pingree says Kittery yard sets example for entire Defense Department

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree joined Vice President Joe Biden,Congressman Mike Michaud, Senator Jean Shaheen and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter to tour the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery this morning.

Sep 1, 2014 Press Release

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement about Vice President Joe Biden's announced visit to Maine this Wednesday. Pingree will be accompanying Biden as he tours the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.

Aug 6, 2013 Press Release

"I am deeply disappointed by the decision not to repair the Miami. I had a long conversation with Admiral Hilarides this afternoon and he made it very clear that both the deep budget cuts and the uncertainty caused by the sequester had a significant impact on that decision...."

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement tonight on the decision by the Navy not to repair the USS Miami, the submarine damaged in a fire at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in May, 2012.

May 14, 2013 Press Release

Pingree said Navy made right decision to exempt shipyard workers

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement on the Department of Defense's reported decision to avoid furlough days for public shipyard workers, including those at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.

Apr 16, 2013 Press Release

Top Navy officials confirm that repairs will be made at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery

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Apr 11, 2013 Press Release

The submarine and its 129-member crew were lost at sea on April 10, 1963

Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) introduced H.Res. 145, a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the sinking of U.S.S. Thresher.

"We must honor the legacy of those who lost their lives on the U.S.S. Thresher, and continue to recognize the excellent work the men and women of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard do to help keep our nation safe." Shea-Porter said.