Bill to Fund Economic Development in Rural Maine Passes Senate Appropriations Committee

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced that the full committee advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) funding bill by a vote of 31-0.  The legislation includes provisions championed by Senator Collins to support economic development in rural Maine through improved infrastructure, job creation, and access to broadband.

 

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Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Push to Expand Breast Cancer Screenings for U.S. Servicemembers, Veterans

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to expand and improve breast cancer screening coverage options for female servicemembers and retirees.  The letter was also signed by Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV),  Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala D.

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Senators Collins, Reed Press FAA for Answers on Boeing 737-MAX Certification

Washington, D.C.— Continuing their oversight of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the wake of two 737-MAX crashes that killed 346 people, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee, wrote to FAA Administrator Steve Dickson requesting additional information on the Office of Special Counsel’s (OSC’s) conclusion that training for inspectors was incomplete and seeking clarification on testimony to Congress during the Subcommittee’s aviation safety hearing in July.

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Senator Collins Announces Nearly $60 Million Contract Awarded for New Facility at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that a $59,397,989 contract was awarded to Methuen Construction Company to build a paint, blast, and rubber consolidation facility at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY).  As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Collins secured this funding in the fiscal year 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

 

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Collins, King Congratulate Three Maine Schools on Earning Prestigious National Blue Ribbon Designation

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King applauded Cape Elizabeth High School, Fruit Street School in Bangor, and Yarmouth High School on being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools.  These Maine schools are three of only 362 public and private schools across the nation being recognized for this achievement in 2019. 

 

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Collins, King Announce Nearly $500,000 for Rural Economic Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce, has awarded $446,757 in federal funding to the Maine Development Foundation (MDF) to support and assist the economic efforts of rural Maine communities who have been negatively affected by mill closures.

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Senator Collins’ Bill to Advance Energy Storage Technology Clears Senate Hurdle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With broad, bipartisan support, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today advanced a comprehensive energy storage package to the full Senate.  The package was reported as an amendment to the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act introduced by Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine). The committee chose to use Senator Collins’ bill as the foundation of the package to reflect of her leadership on energy storage and clean energy technologies. 

 

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