Provisions Authored by Senators Collins, Brown to Support Local Farming Programs Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. – In a win for our nation’s farmers and local food production, several provisions authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) from the Local Farms and Regional Market Supply (FARMS) Act were included in the 2018 Farm Bill.  The bill, which passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, was signed into law today.

 

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Bill Authored by Collins, King to Bolster the Northern Border Regional Commission Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) announced that the Northern Border Regional Commission Reauthorization Act was included in the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill.  The final agreement comes after the Senate and House of Representatives worked for weeks to reconcile the differences between each chamber’s version of the 2018 Farm Bill.  The legislation, which passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, was signed into law today.

 

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Senators Collins, King Successfully Block Harmful House Amendment from Becoming Law

Washington, D.C. – Following a push from U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), the final conference report of the 2018 Farm Bill does not include an amendment harmful to Maine that would have required state and local governments to accept products from other states even if those products violate standards and regulations enacted in the importing state.  The Farm Bill, which passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, was signed into law today.

 

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Senator Collins’ Legislation to Support Maine Dairy Farmers Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. – In a win for Maine dairy farmers, an amendment authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) that will promote innovation and increase demand for milk products was included in the bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill. The final agreement comes after the Senate and House of Representatives worked for weeks to reconcile the differences between each chamber’s version of the legislation.  The legislation, which passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, was signed into law today.

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Major Victory for Maine Maple Syrup and Honey Producers Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. - In a significant win for Maine’s maple syrup and honey producers, a provision that builds upon U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ (R-ME) work to prevent the enactment of a confusing labeling requirement was included in the 2018 Farm Bill.  The legislation, which passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, was signed into law today.

 

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Library & Museum Bill Senator Collins Introduced with Bipartisan Group to be Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. - In a major victory for libraries, museums, and lifelong learning opportunities, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Museum and Library Services Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).  Their bill passed the Senate unanimously and now awaits the President’s signature.

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