Senators Announce Inclusion Of Small Business Export Measure In Omnibus Bill

          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.

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Sen. Collins Secures Critical Investments In Transportation Infrastructure And Housing

          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.

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Funding Bill Contains Sen. Collins' Provision To Include Fresh, White Potato In WIC Program

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.
 

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Senators Collins And Markey Call For Increased Alzheimer's Funding In Federal Spending Bill

            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).

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