$300 Million for New Maine Maritime Training Ship Passes Senate

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Senate has advanced a funding bill she authored by a vote of 84-9 that included $300 million for the acquisition of a new training vessel for Maine Maritime Academy (MMA). 

 

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Senate Committee Advances Bill to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers Authored by Collins, Baldwin

Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Senate Health Committee voted to advance legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers.  The Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019 now heads to the floor for consideration by the full Senate.  Senators Collins and Baldwin are members of the Health Committee.

 

This bipartisan bill would authorize $10 million annually for the Lifespan Respite Care program from fiscal year 2020 through fiscal year 2024.

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Senator Collins’ Transportation & Housing Funding Bill Passes Senate with Major Wins for Maine

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, legislation authored by Chairman Susan Collins.  The legislation includes Senator Collins’ provisions to make critical improvements to Maine’s transportation infrastructure, promote economic development, and provide housing assistance for the most vulnerable populations.

 

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Senator Collins’ Transportation & Housing Funding Bill Passes Senate with Major Wins for Maine

Washington, D.C. — Today by a vote of 84-9, the U.S. Senate advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, legislation authored by Chairman Susan Collins.  The legislation includes Senator Collins’ provisions to make critical improvements to Maine’s transportation infrastructure, promote economic development, and provide housing assistance for the most vulnerable populations.

 

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Bill to Help Prevent Drug Shortages Introduced by Senators Collins, Smith

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Aging Committee, and Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced the Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages (MEDS) Act, legislation that would help increase the supplies of vital drugs needed to treat or prevent a wide variety of diseases, illnesses, and conditions. 

 

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Senator Collins’ Statement on Vote to Reverse Administration’s Changes to 1332 Waiver Policy

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins released this statement following her vote in favor of a resolution to reverse the Administration’s policy on 1332 waivers:

 

“While I support giving states more flexibility to help increase coverage and improve affordability, the Administration’s guidance that allows states to use 1332 waivers to expand Short-Term Limited Duration plans is not the solution.  I am concerned that doing so could potentially jeopardize protections for some enrollees who have pre-existing conditions. 

 

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