Maine Delegation Calls for Effective, Evidence-based Measures to Protect Right Whales and Maine Lobstermen

WASHINGTON — Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) made recommendations to federal fisheries officials late Tuesday for changes to proposed regulations on the Maine lobster industry. The Maine delegation suggested reasonable measures to help reduce right whale fatalities without threatening the safety and livelihoods of thousands of Mainers working in the lobster industry. 

 

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Maine Delegation Calls for Effective, Evidence-based Measures to Protect Right Whales and Maine Lobstermen

WASHINGTON — Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01), and Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) made recommendations to federal fisheries officials late Tuesday for changes to proposed regulations on the Maine lobster industry. The Maine delegation suggested reasonable measures to help reduce right whale fatalities without threatening the safety and livelihoods of thousands of Mainers working in the lobster industry. 

 

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Collins, Cardin Applaud the Passage of Resolution to Recognize Direct Support Professionals in Health Care

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced a resolution this week designating September 8 through September 14 as National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week to recognize the contribution of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to the nation’s health care system.  Senator Angus King (I-ME) cosponsored the legislation.

 

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Appropriations Committee Passes Energy & Water Funding Bill, Includes Major Wins for Maine Championed by Senator Collins

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced today that the full committee advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 energy and water funding bill by a vote of 31-0.  The legislation includes provisions championed by Senator Collins to support important energy programs in Maine, such as the University of Maine’s (UMaine) offshore wind program, the Weatherization Assistance Program, and the Northern Border Regional Commission.  The legislation now heads to the Senate floor for consideration.

 

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