President Trump's insistence on $5 bill in funding for an ineffective, wasteful border wall with Mexico has led to a partial government shutdown.
Joining SidexSide in Portland for an exciting federal grant announcement to support arts-based education in local schools.
Great morning spent in Waterville, talking with local organizations investing in the community's arts and creative economy. Amazing to see what's gone on here in last few years!
The last year has certainly been one of the most eventful—if not the most eventful—of my time in Congress. The presidency of Donald Trump has taken our country in new and frightening directions, making my work in Congress all the more important.
The following is a piece distributed to local newspapers in November 2017
"Working waterfronts are an integral part of the nation's coastal and Great Lakes economy and culture. Working waterfronts face multiple challenges, including permanent conversion to non-water-dependent uses and storm damage to already compromised waterfront infrastructure.
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
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.