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Pingree Named Vice Chair of House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment

Today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) was named Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies by Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY).
“I’m honored to be named Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior & Environment and to serve alongside Chairwoman McCollum,” Congresswoman Pingree said. “During this crucial time for the subcommittee, I’m excited to play a leading role in the fight against climate change in Congress and hold the Trump administration accountable on this issue. Being Vice Chair also puts me in a great position to advocate for federal programs that provide vital investments for Maine from the National Parks System and environmental protection to the National Endowment for the Arts.”
Chairwoman Lowey named the Vice Chairs for the House Appropriations Committee’s 12 subcommittees in the 116th Congress. The full list is as follows:

  • Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies – Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT)
  • Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies — Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA)
  • Defense — Rep. Betty McCollum (MN)
  • Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies — Rep. Pete Visclosky (IN)
  • Financial Services and General Government — Rep. José Serrano (NY)
  • Homeland Security — Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX)
  • Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies — Rep. Chellie Pingree (ME)
  • Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies — Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA)
  • Legislative Branch — Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD)
  • Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies — Rep. Sanford Bishop, Jr. (GA)
  • State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs — Rep. Barbara Lee (CA)
  • Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies — Rep. Mike Quigley (IL) 

“Our talented Vice Chairs will work with our subcommittee Chairs and all our Committee members to help achieve our goals for the American people,” Chairwoman Lowey said. “Together, we will invest in working families, rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, and conduct robust oversight of the Trump administration.”

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