Senator Collins Announces More Than $6.7 Million for Portland Jetport

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Portland International Jetport has been awarded $6,785,505 through the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The funding will be used to expand the Jetport’s central deicing pad, which will provide overnight aircraft parking and an aircraft holding area.



Senate Passes Bill to Permanently Compensate 9/11 First Responders for Health Care Bills

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins joined an overwhelming, bipartisan group of her colleagues in voting to ensure the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund never runs out of funding.  The legislation, which passed by a vote of 97-2, authorizes payments through 2092 to compensate victims and first responders for illnesses or injuries that were caused by the September 11, 2001, attacks.