Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the co-author of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), announced today that nearly 3 out of 4 Maine small businesses have received forgivable PPP loans. A new survey by the U.S. Census Bureau showed that the PPP has distributed these funds to 73.1 percent of small businesses in the state.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Maine nursing homes will receive a total of $17.9 million that will help protect the health of residents and staff and support nursing homes struggling with significant expenses or lost revenue due to COVID-19.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of 125 Members of Congress in a letter to President Donald Trump, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor calling on the administration to ensure National Guard personnel who are serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 response efforts receive the federal benefits they have earned.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the State Elections Preparedness Act to allow the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to waive a requirement that states provide a 20 percent match for the $400 million in election assistance grants if circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic prevent them from providing this match. This grant funding was included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted in March.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator Susan Collins and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today wrote to Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) Commissioner Patrick Keliher, advocating for swift allocation of the more than $20 million Maine received through the CARES Act for fishing industry relief. The lawmakers encouraged DMR to quickly develop a plan for how the funding would be allocated in the state.