Bill Funding Three Important Infrastructure Projects at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Heads to President’s Desk to be Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that the Senate passed the fiscal year 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which included more than $162 million for three projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) that she championed.  The bill passed by a vote of 92-5 and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.  Senator Collins is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.

 

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Senators Collins, King Announce $431,725 for Energy Efficiency in Rural Farms and Small Businesses from Aroostook to York County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced today that nine rural Maine businesses will receive a total of $431,725 in funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to purchase, construct and install solar panels or mechanisms to convert wood into pellets. REAP’s grant program, entitled Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Loans and Grants, provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and small businesses to upgrade renewable energy systems in rural areas.

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $6.2 Million for Brunswick Executive Airport

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Brunswick Executive Airport will receive a total of $6,215,820 for infrastructure improvements.  The funding was awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program, which sets aside funding for the Military Airport Program (MAP).

 

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Senator Collins Visits Abbott in Scarborough

Scarborough, ME – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Aging Committee, visited Abbott in Scarborough, which manufactures many of the rapid influenza tests that are administered throughout the flu season.  Senator Collins toured the facility and spoke with dozens of employees.  She also met with members of the company’s leadership team to discuss how the Scarborough plant worked to meet demand for flu tests due to the spike in seasonal flu in 2017-18 and how the tests it produces help to combat the public health problem of antibiotic resistance.

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $250,000 to Benefit Local Snowmobile Clubs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a total of $266,199 to three Maine snowmobile clubs through its Rural Business Development Grant program.  This funding will support Maine’s snowmobile industry and help to promote the development of small and emerging businesses in rural areas.

 

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