Collins, Hassan Legislation to Help Americans Save for Retirement Included in Year-End Appropriations Package

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that several provisions from the Retirement Security Act of 2019 they introduced earlier this year were included in the final Appropriations agreement.  The agreement was passed by the House today.  Once passed by the Senate, the bill will proceed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

 

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Maine Delegation Urges USDA to Heed Maine DACF’s Comments on Interim Final Hemp Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME-01) and Jared Golden (D-ME-02) wrote to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), urging the agency to heed the formal comments and concerns of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry (DACF) on the interim final rule on domestic hemp production. A signed copy of the letter can be found here. 

 

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Senator Collins Secures $225 Million for Port Improvements in Final Appropriations Agreement

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the final Appropriations agreement unveiled yesterday provides $225 million to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of our nation’s ports.  The legislation also prioritizes small grant applications for ports like Portland, Eastport, and Searsport.

 

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Collins, Smith’s Bipartisan Bill to Combat Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases Advances

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tina Smith (D-MN) announced that legislation they authored to improve research, prevention, diagnostics, and treatment for tick-borne diseases was included in the Appropriations agreement unveiled today.  The agreement must now receive a vote in both the House and the Senate.  Once passed by both chambers, the bill will proceed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

 

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