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Pingree Votes to Pass FY2020 Funding Bills

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, today voted to pass two legislative packages that comprise all twelve FY 2020 funding bills. H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158, together will fund the federal government through September 30, 2020. The bills make historic investments in many of Pingree’s priorities, including local and organic agriculture, election secu... Read more »

Pingree Votes for FY2020 Funding Bills, Including Support for Local and Organic Agriculture, Food Waste Prevention

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today voted for the passage of the FY2020 appropriations bills, including agricultural funding which she pushed for with her seat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture. The FY2020 agreement included funding for programs Pingree helped to create in the 2018 Farm Bill. “Farmers feed America, and they deserve support from Congress during these... Read more »

Pingree Successfully Advocates for FY2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill to Invest in Climate Research, Protect USDA’s Research Staff

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that the full House Appropriations Committee has approved a FY2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies spending bill that reverses the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to a range of USDA programs—including several tackling climate change and the unnecessary relocation of key research staff. “... Read more »

Pingree Touts Wins for Creative Economy, Land and Water Conservation Fund in FY2020 Interior Appropriations Package

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee, today announced that the full House Appropriations Committee has approved the FY2020 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which increases discretionary funding by $1.73 billion from the 2019 level. The bill lays out a very different vision from the Trump administration... Read more »

Pingree Announces FY2020 Appropriations Bill Secures Shipbuilding Work at BIW

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) announced that the FY2020 defense spending bill approved by the full House Appropriations Committee includes funding for three DDG-51 destroyers—one and possibly two of which will be built at Bath Iron Works (BIW). The bill also funds other construction projects at the midcoast yard. The FY2020 defense spending now moves to the House fl... Read more »

Pingree Warns of Apparent Politicization of Military Project Selection to Fund Border Wall

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Washington, D.C.— Representative Chellie Pingree responded to the statement yesterday by Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) that she would vote to uphold President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall following discussions with the President, Vice President, and Acting Secretary of Defense in which she was assured that, “As a result, no Arizona military construction projec... Read more »

VIDEO: Pingree Asks Defense Official If Politics Will Decide What Projects Get Robbed to Pay for Border Wall

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During a hearing of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs yesterday, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) questioned a top Department of Defense official about diverting military construction funds to pay for President Trump’s border wall with Mexico. Read more »

Supporting Resolution to Stop President's Unlawful National Emergency

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) will vote for H.J. Res. 46, a bipartisan privileged resolution to terminate President Trump’s unlawful emergency declaration, introduced by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) with 233 cosponsors. “President Trump’s unconstitutional national emergency declaration sets a dangerous precedent that is far outside of what our nation’s founders intende... Read more »

President unlawfully declares national emergy

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“As a member of the House, I will support legislation and use my seat on the Appropriations Committee to stop President Trump from inappropriately raiding defense funds for a manufactured national emergency. Since he reportedly plans to take money from existing military construction projects, this could steal millions in approved and necessary funding away from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard." Read more »

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