Senator Collins Announces Nearly $375,000 for Service Coordinators at 12 Maine Housing Developments for Seniors and Disabled Individuals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that 12 multifamily housing developments for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Maine have been awarded a total of $374,400 through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Service Coordinator Program.

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Collins, King Announce $574,650 in Grant Funding for University of Maine and Bigelow Laboratory Collaboration

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Maine and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay two grants totaling $574,650 for a joint study of a marine protozoan parasite that infects oysters. Bigelow Laboratory has received $399,908 for the project and University of Maine has received $174,742.

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Collins, King Again Call on Administration to Approve Additional Seasonal H-2B Visas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King have signed onto a bipartisan letter led by Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly urging him to use the authority provided by Congress to lift the cap on seasonal H-2B visas that employers rely on to fill summer jobs. In the letter, the senators expressed their concern about reports that visas may not be approved in time for peak tourist season. 

 

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Following Effort from Senators Collins, Klobuchar, and Heitkamp, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will Resume Premium Processing for Doctors Participating in the Conrad 30 Program that Helps Rural America

Washington, D.C. - Following an effort from U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today will resume premium processing for all H-1B petitions filed for medical doctors under the Conrad 30 Waiver program, as well as interested government agency waivers. The Conrad 30 program helps address physician shortages by allowing doctors to stay in the United States in exchange for practicing in underserved areas, such as rural communities.

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