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Video Recap: In Committee, Pingree Urges Navy Leaders to Support On-Time Completion of PNSY Modernization Projects

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In a House Appropriations Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today questioned Naval leaders on the timely completion of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s (PNSY) Dry Dock Extension Project. Pingree represents Maine’s 1st Congressional District, including Kittery, home of the shipyard. The Navy’s 2018 Shipyard Infrast...

Maine, Mississippi Delegations Lead Bipartisan Call for Robust Shipbuilding Budget, Larger Navy Fleet

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Members of Maine’s and Mississippi’s congressional delegations today sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks urging them to provide unequivocal support to the long-standing and congressionally mandated requirement for a larger Navy fleet. More ships—and a strong shipbuilding industrial base—are vital to the United States’ national security ...

Pingree, Golden, Pappas, Kuster Secure Amendment in FY 2020 Defense Authorization Bill to Support Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Workers

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U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (ME-01), Jared Golden (ME-02), Chris Pappas (NH-01), and Annie Kuster (NH-02) have secured language in the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to support Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PSNY) workers who were hired between January 2016 and December 2016, but declared ineligible for the Navy’s Accelerated Promotion Program (APP), a federal career advanc...

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...

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.

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...

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."

Pingree to Join Subcommittee Overseeing Appropriations for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) has been selected to serve on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (VA) and Related Agencies. The subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes construction on military facilities worldwide, housing for military families, veteran health care, and VA operations. This is Pingree’s third subcommittee on Appropriations. A member o...

Pingree Asks House and Senate Leadership to Reject President Trump’s Attack on Federal Workers

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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. “After signing a multi-billion-dollar tax break for corporations and billionaires, it’s disingen...

Pingree Votes for House Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree released the following statement after voting in support of the National Defense Authorization Act, which the House passed earlier today. “The National Defense Authorization Act for FY19 is critical for Maine’s economy in a number of ways. I am proud to support funding for the DDG-1000 and DDG-51 ships, ensuring economic security for the world-class shipbuilders at Ba...

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