Pingree Applauds Full House Appropriations Committee’s Approval of $475M Investment at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
House Appropriations Military Construction & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee Greenlights 10 Percent FY2022 Funding Increase Benefitting Maine’s Military Families, Climate Resilience
Washington, June 30, 2021
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the full House Appropriations Committee’s FY2022 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon/VA) spending bill provides $279.9 billion in total funding, an increase of more than 10 percent above 2021. Pingree, as a member of the MilCon/VA Subcommittee, secured $475 million for the long-awaited dry dock modernization project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY).
“I am proud to have successfully worked with my colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee to secure much-needed funding to modernize the dry dock in Kittery. The Shipyard is a tremendous asset for the Navy and improvements to its infrastructure are essential,” Congresswoman Ping
Highlights of the bill include:
A full summary of the bill is here.