Senators Collins, Leahy Introduce Legislation To Help Runaway And Homeless Youth

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, legislation to reauthorize key federal grant programs to provide states with grants to help thousands of homeless young people nationwide.  Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by U.S. Representatives John Yarmuth (D-KY), Don Bacon (R-NE), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

 

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Senator Collins Announces $3.2 Million for Newton Field Airport in Jackman

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Newton Field Airport in Jackman has been awarded $3,200,000 to extend the runway to accommodate ambulance air service by LifeFlight of Maine.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

 

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Senators Collins, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Train More Doctors in Substance Misuse Recovery & Prevention

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Opioid Workforce Act to support hospitals in hiring and training doctors in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, and pain management. The bipartisan legislation would create 1,000 new medical residency positions at teaching hospitals in Maine and across the country.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $3.2 Million for Public Transit Buses in Maine

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the City of Bangor’s Community Connector Public Transit System, the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit Committee have received a total of $3,223,567 to replace public transit vehicles that have exceeded their useful lives and construct a new transportation center.  This funding was administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program.

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Senators Collins, Shaheen Introduce Bill to Improve Access to Innovative Diabetes Technologies

Washington, D.C. —U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation to expand the availability of innovative diabetes technologies for seniors.  The Improving Medicare Beneficiary Access to Innovative Diabetes Technologies Act would create a special task force at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to examine and address barriers that seniors face in accessing the latest diabetes management technologies.

 

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