Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Endangered Species

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) announced that the Rescuing Animals With Rewards (RAWR) Act passed the U.S. Senate unanimously.  This bipartisan bill would help protect endangered animals by combatting wildlife trafficking and poaching. Specifically, the RAWR Act would authorize the State Department to offer financial rewards for information that leads to the disruption of wildlife trafficking networks.



Collins, King Announce USDA Investment in Boothbay Harbor

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that the Boothbay Harbor Sewer District received a grant of $254,000 and a loan of $596,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Rural Development program to replace existing sewer lines and extend the sewer system to better serve Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay and Southport, Maine. The rehabilitation improvements will address the aging infrastructure and capacity issues in the project area, as well as restore the design capacity of the system at a reasonable cost.