Senator Collins Announces $12 Million Contract Officially Awarded for Important Infrastructure Project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that that the contract for an infrastructure project at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) has been officially awarded.  The contract provides $12,240,900 for Cianbro to expand an outdated warehouse facility that will help the shipyard receive, inspect, and distribute submarine components for worldwide fleet support.

 

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Bipartisan Group Introduces Bill to Create Semipostal Stamp to Help Combat Elder Abuse

Washington, D.C. — In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Stamp Out Elder Abuse Act.  This bipartisan bill would give U.S. Postal Service customers the option of purchasing a semipostal—or fundraising—stamp that would benefit efforts to raise awareness about elder abuse and support efforts to protect seniors. 

 

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Senator Collins Attends Westbrook Housing Celebration

Westbrook, ME—U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks at the grand opening of the Westbrook Housing Authority’s newly rehabilitated housing developments of Riverview Terrace and Larrabee Woods, apartment buildings for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities.  Following the ceremony, Senator Collins participated in a brief tour of Larrabee Woods.  The event was attended by approximately 150 Westbrook Housing staff, residents, peer organizations, city and state legislators, financers, and project participants.

 

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Collins, King Announce Nearly $2 Million for Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,925,328 to Maine’s state-level Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will fund efforts to improve diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention programs throughout Maine.

 

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Senator Collins Speaks at New England Council Breakfast

Portland, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins attended and delivered remarks at the New England Council breakfast this morning, which was attended by approximately 70 New England Council members from Maine.  Following her remarks, Senator Collins participated in a Q&A with attendees.

 

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Collins, Jones Bill to Prevent Con Artists from Stealing Tax Refunds Heads to President’s Desk to be Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. – Last night, the Senate unanimously passed legislation authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Doug Jones (D-AL) to thwart identity theft tax refund fraud and prevent American taxpayers and seniors from falling victim.  Their bill, which was included as a provision in the Taxpayer First Act, previously passed the House of Representatives and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $350,000 for Rockland Marine Corporation

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Rockland Marine Corporation has been awarded $351,956 to purchase new equipment to boost production, create efficiencies, and become more competitive.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Small Shipyard Grant Program.

 

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Senator Collins Participates in Hospice of Southern Maine Groundbreaking Ceremony

Scarborough, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, delivered remarks at the groundbreaking of a new hospice center in Scarborough last night.  This building will help Hospice of Southern Maine (HSM) address the growing demand for end-of-life care in Southern Maine and consolidate over 120 staff from two other leased buildings on Route 1 in Scarborough.

 

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Collins, King Announce Nearly $2 Million for Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,925,328 to Maine’s state-level Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will fund efforts to improve diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention programs throughout Maine.

 

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