Collins right to have pushed flu funds out of stimulus ; The swine flu outbreak doesn't change what would best jump-start the economy.

Portland Press Herald | Editorial Board

 

April 28, 2009

 

The blogosphere has already started to buzz with recriminations aimed at Sen. Susan Collins in light of the international swine flu outbreak.

 

Maine's junior senator stood tough in negotiations over the federal stimulus bill, insisting that some items that belonged in the regular budget process come out of that legislation.

 

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Senators Collins, King Announce $4.6 Million to Support Maine’s Response to Coronavirus

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, and Senator Angus King announced today that Maine will receive $4,568,000 to help fight the coronavirus. 

 

The funding was made available through the $7.8 billion coronavirus appropriations package that passed Congress last week with Senators Collins and King’s support and was signed into law on March 6, 2020.

 

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