Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award a total of $254,500 to foster economic development, support small businesses, and create jobs in Penobscot, Lincoln, Cumberland, and York Counties.
Mainers are resilient. Along with the rest of the country, however, too many Mainers continue to struggle in this tough economy. Senator Collins believes that putting people back to work is the key to improving our economic recovery and should remain our number one goal. With this goal in mind, Senator Collins has offered or supported legislation aimed at providing tax relief, cutting red tape, and investing in a 21st century workforce.
Washington, D.C. – The Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously approved an amendment to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) through 2023 in the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill. The adopted amendment is based on legislation coauthored by U.S. Senators Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME). The commission promotes regional coordination and invests in job creation efforts and economic development in distressed counties in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. The U.S.
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PORTLAND, Maine – This morning, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin hosted a meeting between top U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) officials and members of the Maine Lobster Dealers’ Association (MLDA) to discuss the impact of federal trade policies on the state’s lobster industry.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that legislation to remove an antiquated deed restricting the use of land next to the Old Town Municipal Airport has passed the Senate with unanimous consent. The removal of the restriction will allow the city and the airport to work together to pursue economic development opportunities, attract new businesses, and help create jobs. The bill was introduced by Senator King and cosponsored by Senator Collins in March 2017.
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As a result of her negotiations with Senate leaders, Senator Collins secured multiple changes that equaled a tenth of the total tax cut to provide additional benefits for the middle class
The legislation is the first comprehensive reform of our nation’s tax code in three decades
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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that, after securing significant changes, she will support The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first major overhaul of our nation’s tax code since 1986.
She released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) today announced that this week, they joined a group of bipartisan colleagues and sent a letter to the International Trade Commission (ITC) in support of a petition by the Coalition for the Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that six organizations received grants totaling $196,124 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. These funds will be used to help microenterprises start-up and grow in Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford, Aroostook, Cumberland, and Penobscot Counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded a $100,000 grant to VitaminSea LLC, a family-owned seaweed harvesting and processing company based in Buxton.
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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Chris Pinkham, the President of the Maine Bankers Association, as well as 10 other members of the Association, to discuss banking legislation and tax reform.
Bath, ME — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin welcomed the Secretary of the Navy to Bath Iron Works (BIW) today. Senators Collins and King invited Secretary Spencer to Maine so that he could see firsthand the excellent work performed by the highly skilled employees at BIW to build and maintain the Navy fleet.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded the Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP) grant funding totaling $304,291. The funding, allocated through the DOL’s Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations grant program, will support women seeking training in non-traditional jobs in northern Maine.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins released a statement in honor of National Lobster Day. In July, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Senators King and Collins that designated September 25, 2017 as National Lobster Day, which recognizes the historic and economic importance of lobster in the United States.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $526,000 Economic Adjustment Assistance Program grant to the Northern Forest Center. In June, Senators Collins and King wrote a letter to the EDA in support of this project.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act today that would repeal the existing Department of Defense (DoD) long-term temporary duty (TDY) policy for shipyard workers conducting off-yard maintenance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Grant totaling $769,681 to Novo Biosciences, Inc. in Bar Harbor. The grant will support research on developing treatment methods for healing damaged heart tissue caused by heart attacks.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded Stantec Consulting Services $4,914,828 for architect-engineering services for the dry dock number one superflood basin at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that six Maine economic development organizations and towns will receive a total of $296,000 in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, the Northern Maine Development Commission, the University of Maine System, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, the Town of Madawaska, and the Town of Ashland will all receive grants to support their work in Maine communities.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded $990,500 to the Portland Shipyard. The funding will be used to replace an aging and outdated mobile boat hoist with a new 330-ton mobile boat hoist with technological improvements to enhance its capabilities to serve Portland’s fleet. The project is part of the shipyard’s modernization efforts to improve safety and efficiency.