Collins, King Call on Administration to Increase Number of Doctors in Rural and Other Medically Underserved Areas

WASHINTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine), along with colleagues in both the House and the Senate, wrote to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) urging the Administration to resume premium processing for physicians seeking employment-based visas. Doctors on these visas increase access to healthcare, especially in rural areas, through the Conrad 30 program, which allows foreign medical school graduates who have been trained in the United States to stay in the country as long as they serve underserved areas.

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Senator Collins Presses for Increased Internet Access in Rural Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C.—In an effort to expand broadband access to residents of rural and low-income areas that are facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Susan Collins wroteto Crosby Kemper, the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), calling on him to direct additional resources to libraries in these communities to improve Internet connectivity.  

 

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Nearly $2 Billion in Paycheck Protection Program Loans Approved for 12,364 Maine Small Employers

Nearly $2 Billion in Paycheck Protection Program Loans Approved for 12,364 Maine Small Employers

  

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that 12,364 small employers in Maine have been approved for $1.98 billion in forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans.  Dozens of Maine lending institutions are currently participating in the program and working around the clock to disburse this funding as quickly as possible. 

 

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Maine Small Business Owners Praise Paycheck Protection Program

Washington, D.C.— Across Maine, small employers are giving high praise to the Paycheck Protection Program, which is helping their businesses to stay afloat and allowing them to keep paying their employees during the financial hardship caused by COVID-19.  Senator Collins announced yesterday that 11,088 Maine Small Employers are set to receive $1.87 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans.

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