Collins, Casey Introduce Legislation To Help Strengthen Organic Farming Research

Washington, D.C. – Organics continue to be one of the fastest growing sectors of American agriculture – providing vital support to farming families and creating jobs in communities across the country.  Federal investment in organic agriculture research has not kept pace with this strong industry growth, however, and as a result domestic production of organic products is failing to meet consumer demand.  To address this disconnect and help farmers benefit from the growing demand for organics, U.S.

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Senator Collins’ Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins released a statement following her vote in support of the bipartisan budget agreement. This legislation also includes: an extension of funding for the Federal Government through March 23; $90 billion in disaster supplemental funding for recent hurricanes and wildfires; and funding for a number of priority programs.  

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Government Funding Bill Includes Provisions to Address Doctor Shortages & Train Next Generation of Physicians

Washington, D.C. — Following a bipartisan effort led by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jon Tester (D-MT), the government funding bill will extend and provide $126.5 million for each of fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for the successful Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education Program, which trains physicians in underserved, community-based settings. 

 

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $2.7 Million in Funding for Head Start in Maine

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that two Maine organizations will receive a total of $2,760,206 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Head Start and Early Head Start programs across the state.  Midcoast Maine Community Action, based in Bath, received $1,422,044, and Androscoggin Head Start and Child Care, based in Lewiston, received $1,338,162.

 

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Collins, King Announce $1.3 Million for Rural Educational and Health Care Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded four Maine organizations a total of $1,343,036 in grant funding to support rural educational and health care services. The funding, awarded through the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program, helps rural communities leverage the capabilities of telecommunications to stay connected, support their communities, and grow the economy.

 

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