Legislation Providing $310 Million to Support and Train Police Officers Clears Senate Hurdle

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $310 million – an increase of $34.5 million – for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office as part of the fiscal year 2019 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill.  This includes $32 million for the COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force Program, which helps state law enforcement agencies investigate unlawful activities related to the heroin and opioids epidemic.


Senate Advances Funding Bills That Make Important Investments in Veterans Health Care, National Security, and Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. — By a vote of 86-5, the Senate passed a bipartisan appropriations “minibus” today that includes the fiscal year 2019 Energy and Water, Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch funding bills.  U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, successfully pushed for a number of provisions that were incorporated into the final bill.  The legislation now awaits further consideration by the House of Representatives.


Senators Collins, King Announce $200,000 for Aroostook County Action Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $200,000 to the Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP).  This funding is allocated through the Department’s Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program to better assist ACAP in connecting individuals with local and state-wide health services.



Senators Collins and King Announce $500,000 for Activas Diagnostics in Bangor

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, and Angus King announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $500,000 to Activas Diagnostics in Bangor.  The funding from HHS will support Activas’ research and development of a home-based sleep technology for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease monitoring.