Following Senator Collins’ Leadership, President Signs Executive Order to Help Strengthen Retirement Security

Washington, D.C. – Following a push by U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the President signed an executive order today that directs the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Treasury to consider issuing regulations and guidance that would make it easier for businesses to offer association retirement plans, also known as multiple employer plans.  This action complements Senator Collins’ legislative efforts to help Americans save for retirement.

 

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Senators Collins, King Announce $182,845 Grant for Saint Joseph’s College Chemistry Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that Saint Joseph’s College will receive a $182,845 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the College’s “Chemistry for the Community” initiative. Through the initiative, Saint Joseph’s College will create a service-learning chemistry curriculum that will partner Saint Joseph’s students with high school students in the Windham/Raymond school district.

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Senator Collins Announces Nearly $1.1 Million for Six Maine Housing Programs

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that six organizations in Maine will receive a total of $1,062,909 to support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing and supportive services for persons with disabilities in Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, and Kennebec Counties. 

 

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Victory for U.S. Newspapers, Publishers Following Advocacy from Sens. Collins, King and Rep. Poliquin

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representative Bruce Poliquin applauded the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) final injury determination in regards to a tariff that was imposed on Canadian uncoated groundwood paper – better known as “newsprint”—that was levied by the Department of Commerce in January on behalf of a single domestic paper mill. The unanimous ruling ends import taxes once as high as 32 percent on newsprint, which negatively affected U.S.

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $23 Million to Support Local Clean Water Projects Across Maine

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the State of Maine a total of $23,531,000 from the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program to finance community-based water infrastructure projects, such as upgrades to municipal sewage plants and public drinking water systems.

 

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