An Additional 9,026 Maine Small Employers Received $317,222,402 Through the Paycheck Protection Program in the Past Week

The average loan was $35,145 in the second round of funding with an estimated average business size of three employees


Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Small Business Coronavirus Task Force,announced today that an additional 9,026 Maine small employers received $317,222,402 in forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) last week.  Since the program began last month, 25,695 Maine small employers have received a total of $2.55 billion.



Senators Collins, King Announce 121 Rural Maine Health Providers to Receive $131.5 Million to Support Fight Against COVID-19

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that 121 Maine rural health care providers—including hospitals, clinics, and community health centers—will receive $131,501,672 through the CARES Act that they voted for.  Senators Collins and King have previously announced a total of $187,806,676 for Maine hospitals and other health care providers to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.


King, Collins Lead Bipartisan Push to Provide Flexibility in Defense Industrial Base Support, Including Bath Iron Works

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) led a bipartisan group of Senators in a letter urging Senate Leadership and top appropriators to include funding in the next coronavirus relief package to allow the Department of Defense to appropriately adjust contracts for projects suffering schedule days or production inefficiency as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


Collins, King, Join Bipartisan Push to Ensure Equal Reimbursement for Audio-Only Telehealth

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) joined 35 other senators in a letter urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase reimbursements for telephone-based, or audio-only, telehealth services to equal other audio-visual telehealth and in-person visitation reimbursements. Many Americans do not have access to reliable broadband, making it nearly impossible to use video-sharing to receive telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.