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Senator Collins Secures Provision to Protect Prescription Paper Inserts

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved language she authored to continue to protect prescription paper inserts. The provision was included as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2018 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations bill at the request of Senator Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee. 

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Collins, King Announce $1.87 Million in Funding for Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant with an intended total amount of $1,874,140 to the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) to develop an online coaching network for educators in rural communities. MMSA will partner with the Maine State Library, the National AfterSchool Association, and Development Without Limits to carry out the project. 

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Collins, King Introduce Resolution to Designate September 25, 2017, as National Lobster Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins today introduced a resolution that would designate September 25, 2017, as “National Lobster Day.” Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) also sponsored the resolution, which recognizes the historic and economic importance of lobster in the United States.

 

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Collins, King Announce $1.35 Million Loan to Fish River Rural Health Center to Help Build Medical Facility in Fort Kent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that Fish River Rural Health Center has received a loan of $1,350,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the construction of additional facilities at its Fort Kent location. Fish River Rural Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center and has facilities in Eagle Lake and Fort Kent. The loan was allocated through the USDA’s Community Facilities Direct Loans and Guaranteed Loans program.

 

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Senator Collins’ Statement on Senate Plan to Repeal ACA without a Replacement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, issued this statement on the planned vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement:

“I will vote no on the motion to proceed to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement. I voted against this same proposal in 2015.

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Senators Collins, King Congratulate Waterville Public Library on National Recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today congratulated Waterville Public Library for receiving the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS). The award, which is given to only ten institutions nationwide each year, is the highest honor the nation bestows upon museums and libraries for exceptional service to America’s communities.

 

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