Collins, King Push for Answers, Immediate Solutions to Grocery Delivery and Alternative Purchasing Options for SNAP Recipients During Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately work to ensure SNAP participants can receive home food delivery and access curbside pickup options during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Senator Collins Announces $3 Million in Additional LIHEAP Funding for Maine

Washington, D.C. – Following a bipartisan push by U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Maine has been awarded $3 million through the CARES Act for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides funding to help low-income households pay their energy bills.  Senators Collins and Reed worked to secure additional funding for LIHEAP in the CARES Act.

 

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Collins, Brown Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Our Nation’s Teachers

Washington, D.C. — To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) led a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success.  

 

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Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group to Help Families of First Responders Who Have Lost Their Lives to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. –  As America’s first responders face perils on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Susan Collins joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing legislation to ensure families of first responders who have lost their lives to COVID-19 can quickly access survivor benefits. The Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act (SAFR) clarifies the certification requirements for survivor benefits under the Public Safety Officers Benefits Program to account for the unique challenges presented by the pandemic.

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Maine Delegation Announces More Than $20 Million for Maine Fishing Industry

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced today that Maine lobstermen, fishermen, and other Mainers working in the seafood supply chain will receive a total of $20,166,476.  The funding represents the fifth-highest amount being awarded among 31 recipients.

 

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Collins, King Join Bipartisan Push to Provide Aid to Maine’s Seafood Industry

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Angus King (I-Maine) joined a bipartisan group of 25 Senators in pushing for more federal assistance to America’s fishermen and seafood processors, who have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. In their letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the senators request that upcoming coronavirus relief legislation include new funding and provisions to support fisheries around the nation.

 

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