Senator Collins Announces More Than $6.2 Million for Brunswick Executive Airport

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Brunswick Executive Airport will receive a total of $6,215,820 for infrastructure improvements.  The funding was awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program, which sets aside funding for the Military Airport Program (MAP).

 

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Senator Collins Visits Abbott in Scarborough

Scarborough, ME – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Aging Committee, visited Abbott in Scarborough, which manufactures many of the rapid influenza tests that are administered throughout the flu season.  Senator Collins toured the facility and spoke with dozens of employees.  She also met with members of the company’s leadership team to discuss how the Scarborough plant worked to meet demand for flu tests due to the spike in seasonal flu in 2017-18 and how the tests it produces help to combat the public health problem of antibiotic resistance.

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $250,000 to Benefit Local Snowmobile Clubs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a total of $266,199 to three Maine snowmobile clubs through its Rural Business Development Grant program.  This funding will support Maine’s snowmobile industry and help to promote the development of small and emerging businesses in rural areas.

 

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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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