Collins, King Congratulate Three Maine Schools Recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King applauded Dr. Levesque Elementary School in Frenchville, Falmouth High School, and Yarmouth Elementary School for being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools. These Maine schools are three of only 349 public and private schools across the nation being recognized for this achievement in 2018.

 

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Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $5 Million for Maine Organizations Those with Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that 17 community health centers in Maine will receive a total of $4,980,138 through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Expanding Access to Quality Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD-MH) awards.  This funding will better equip health centers to help individuals and families overcome substance use disorders and improve mental health.  

 

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Senate Passes FAA Reauthorization with Collins-King Amendment to Improve Rural Healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Chairman of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King (I-Maine) applauded the passage of legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for five years. The legislation, which passed with strong bipartisan support, authorizes funding for all FAA programs, including FAA operations, research and development, aviation programs, extension of expiring authorities, airport planning and improvement, and noise compatibility and programs.

 

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Largest-Ever Increase for Alzheimer’s Research Signed into Law Following Senator Collins’ Advocacy

Following a concerted push by U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease, Congress passed and the President signed into law a $425 million increase for Alzheimer’s research—the largest increase in history—which brings the country’s total investment to $2.34 billion for fiscal year 2019.  This amount surpasses the $2 billion per year experts have said is needed to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s by the year 2025.

 

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