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Vice President Biden visits Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

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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. "We are so proud of the work that the men and women in Kittery are doing," Pingree said. "They have continually modernized... Read more »

Statement on Vice Presidential visit to Maine

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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. "The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has a world class workforce and we are always proud to show them off to top officials like Vice President Biden. And it's important for people l... Read more »

Statement on decision by Navy not to repair USS Miami

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"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 Mi... Read more »

Navy avoids furloughs for Kittery shipyard workers

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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. "The Pentagon made the right decision in letting the Navy exempt shipyard workers. Forced, unpaid furlough days ... Read more »

Funding secured to fully repair U.S.S. Miami

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Top Navy officials confirm that repairs will be made at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery Congresswoman Pingree meeting with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Commander Bryan Fuller and firefighters after the fire on the U.S.S. Miami last in May 2012. Top Navy officials confirm that repairs will be made at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said she heard late this after... Read more »

Shea-Porter and Pingree Introduce Resolution Recognizing U.S.S. Thresher

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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 th... Read more »

VIDEO: As shipyard employees rally in Portsmouth, Pingree takes to floor of U.S. House to stand up for workers, condemn Congressional inaction

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Says furloughed workers could lose security clearances Says furloughed workers could lose security clearances As workers from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard prepared to rally today to call attention to unpaid furlough days they will be forced to take, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree took to the floor of the U.S. House this morning to give her support to the workers and criticize Congressional inacti... Read more »

Michaud and Pingree meet with head of Navy about effects of spending cuts in Maine

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Chief of Naval Operations says repairs of USS Miami in Kittery could be delayed Representatives Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree met Friday with Admiral David Lewis, the official in charge of construction programs for nearly all Naval vessels, to discuss the impacts of mandatory, across the board budget cuts on shipyards in Maine. Michaud and Pingree pressed Lewis on the plans for repairs of the U... Read more »

Michaud and Pingree urge Congressional leaders to avoid cuts in sequester and pass defense spending bill

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Both Maine House members voted against sending Congress home for recess before budget crisis is solved Representatives Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree released a letter they wrote to Congressional leaders today, urging them to head off drastic defense spending cuts and pass a funding bill that would avoid the loss of work at Bath Iron Works (BIW) and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY). Michaud ... Read more »

Woolwich company Reed and Reed gets $13 million Navy contract for repairs at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

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Work will help keep Kittery yard competitive Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said this afternoon that Reed and Reed in Woolwich has been awarded a $13 million Navy contract for structural work on berths at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery. "This is great news because it means putting Maine people to work and making sure the facilities in Kitte... Read more »

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