Senate Appropriations Committee Advances $30 million to Help Cities Like Portland Cope with Asylum Seekers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee advanced an emergency supplemental appropriations bill by a vote of 30 – 1.  Senator Collins is a senior member of the Committee.


The legislation provides a total of $4.59 billion to address the border crisis, including $30 million in FEMA funding for communities like Portland, Maine, that are struggling to cope with the expenses associated with a surge in families and children seeking asylum in our country.



Collins, King Announce $1.25 Million to Revitalize Maine’s Forest Economy from Northern Border Regional Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) will award $1,250,000 in grants to the University of Maine and the Town of East Millinocket. Both projects will strengthen Maine’s forest economy and create jobs in rural Maine by increasing production of advanced bio-based products and support the purchasing of a former mill site.