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Senator Collins Calls on USPS to Address Delays in Mail Delivery

Washington, D.C. — In a letter to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, U.S. Senator Susan Collins called on him to promptly address the delays in mail delivery—including prescriptions, personal protective equipment, payments, and other essential items—that have occurred following recent operational changes.

 

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Senator Collins Visits The Strainrite Companies in Auburn

Auburn, Maine – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited The Strainrite Companies, a liquid filtration products manufacturing company in Auburn, to tour the facility, answer employees’ questions, and provide an update on the federal government’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  During her visit, Senator Collins was accompanied by Alan Lapoint, owner of Strainrite and Chair of the Manufacturers Association of Maine (MAME).

 

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Senators Collins, Menendez Urge U.S. Trade Ambassador to Resolve Tariff Issue Amid COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) led a bipartisan effort to end the 25 percent tariffs on imported food and beverages from the European Union (EU) imposed by U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer.  Hiked prices on food and beverage products from the EU, including as cheese, meat, fruit, olive oil, and wine, have caused an increased financial strain on families trying to put food on their tables and restaurants trying to keep their doors open during the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Collins, King Announce More than $1 Million for Wabanaki Health and Wellness Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Wabanaki Health and Wellness (WHW) organization will receive a total of $1,054,504 to help build and expand the community’s public health infrastructure.  This funding, awarded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, will assist WHW with providing clinical case management, administering free health and preventive testing, and hosting wellness meetings, among other services.

 

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Collins, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Call for Funding for OAA Programs In Next COVID-19 Package to Help Older Adults

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Aging Committee, and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the committee, led a group of 16 Senators in calling for the inclusion of $1.1 billion in funding for Older Americans Act (OAA) programs, including $750 million in funding for the OAA nutrition services, in the next coronavirus relief package.  The funding would provide grants to states, territories, and tribes to help support the delivery of nutritious meals for older adults throughout the country.

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