Senate Appropriations Committee Advances $30 million to Help Cities Like Portland Cope with Asylum Seekers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee advanced an emergency supplemental appropriations bill by a vote of 30 – 1.  Senator Collins is a senior member of the Committee.


The legislation provides a total of $4.59 billion to address the border crisis, including $30 million in FEMA funding for communities like Portland, Maine, that are struggling to cope with the expenses associated with a surge in families and children seeking asylum in our country.