Appropriations Committee Advances Senator Collins’ Priorities to Improve Rural Veterans’ Access to Health Care Nationwide

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Appropriations Committee approved a provision she authored in its report that will ensure continued access to health care for rural veterans nationwide.  Senator Collins is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Subcommittee.  The bill, which was advanced unanimously by a vote of 31-0, will now be considered by the full Senate.

 

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Funding for Three Important Infrastructure Projects at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs spending bill included more than $162 million for three projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine.  Senator Collins is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.

 

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Bill to Fund Key Transportation and Housing Programs across the U.S. and Maine Clears Appropriations Committee Unanimously

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the fiscal year (FY) 2019 appropriations bill she co-authored with Senator Jack Reed to advance transportation infrastructure development, housing assistance, and community development.  The bill was advanced by a vote of 31-0 and will now be considered by the full Senate.

 

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Senator Collins Announces UMaine will Receive More than $2.5 Million to Establish Highly-Competitive Transportation Research Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding a total of $ 2,570,600 in grant funding to the University of Maine to lead the creation of a highly-competitive University Transportation Center (UTC). The UTC agreement will provide up to $14.2 million over five years for the UMaine-led coalition of six New England universities. Senator Collins is the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S.

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Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Urging Administration to Improve Hurricane Relief Efforts

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting an update on hurricane preparation efforts, specifically for older Americans and those with disabilities.  The letter was also signed by Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bob Casey (D-PA).

 

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