Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME.) today was elected to serve as House Appropriations Committee Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Chair.
After seven years on the House Appropriations Committee, Pingree will chair the Subcommittee that oversees discretionary spending for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, US Forest Service and several agencies related to the arts and humanities.
“I am honored to lead the House Appropriations Interior and Environmental Subcommittee at this critical moment. The last four years have done enormous damage to our environment and set back America’s efforts to mitigate the climate crisis. We have no tome to waste. As Chair, I will fight to undo the harmful policies enacted by the last Administration and provide the resources needed to preserve the long-term health of our environment,” said Pingree in a press release issued today by her office.
“As a member of the Subcommittee for the past seven years, I have secured significant funding for Maine’s tribes, environmental preservation programs, our cultural economy and our forests – and as Chair I will have the opportunity to put these priorities at the top of the Committee’s agenda,” she concluded.