Congresswoman Chellie Pingree

Representing the 1st District of Maine

House Passes Hurricane Relief, Continuing Appropriations, and Debt Limit Package

Sep 8, 2017
Press Release
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) voted in support of a legislative package today containing hurricane relief funding as well as a three-month extension of the debt limit and continuing appropriations. She released the following statement on the legislation.
“Today’s bipartisan vote lets Americans whose communities are being ravaged by hurricanes know that we have their backs and that relief is on the way. It also gives Congress the next three months to work on reaching a budget deal that hopefully will be better for the country than the crippling package of cuts and policy riders the House has been debating this week.  I hope this bipartisan momentum carries over to writing DACA into law so hard-working young DREAMers can stay in the only country they’ve ever known and continue making valuable contributions to our communities.”