WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Senators announced that a proposed 2015 omnibus funding bill would more than double federal investment in a key tool to help America’s small businesses increase exports and create jobs back in the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, announced today that she has secured critical federal funding for transportation infrastructure and housing programs in the Fiscal Year 2015 funding bill that was unveiled late Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that she has secured language in the Fiscal Year 2015 federal funding bill that would allow families using the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program to purchase all fresh, healthy vegetables, including the white potato, which had been excluded from the program. This language was based upon a bipartisan agreement reached earlier this year and originally included in the FY15 Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S Senator Angus King today announced that the funding bill agreement, which will fund the government through Fiscal Year 2015, includes full funding of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Maine Department of Education will receive a four-year, $14.8 million federal grant that will allow 13 school districts in the state to create or expand on existing preschool programs.
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement following the release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins today issued this statement following the President’s nomination of Dr. Ash Carter to become Secretary of Defense.
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Ranking Member and incoming Chair of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, spoke today at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Maine Kennebec bridge connecting Richmond and Dresden.
WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), who co-chair the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and have been leaders in the effort to increase federal funds directed to the disease, are calling on the Senate Appropriations Committee to include in the final FY 2015 spending package a $100 million increase in funding for the National Institute on Aging (NIA).