Improving the Health and Well-being of Mothers and Children Around the World

In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, a punishing blockade was imposed on the losing nations of Central Europe.  The hardship was great, and innocent children suffered the most.  Millions faced starvation.

In 1919, a remarkable Englishwoman named Eglantyne Jebb stepped forward and began organizing protests in London over the inhumane blockade. She was arrested, put on trial, found guilty, and ordered to pay a substantial fine.

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $900,000 in Funding for Maine through the Land and Water Conservation Fund

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that $922,876 will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) directly to Maine to support conservation and recreation projects in our local communities.

The funds, which are generated out of a portion of the lease revenue from offshore oil and gas development, support state-identified and community-supported projects that create jobs, contribute to local economies, and grow outdoor recreational opportunities in virtually every county across the country.

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Maine Congressional Delegation Calls on FDA to Expand Shellfish Export Opportunities

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin sent a letter today to the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Robert Califf, M.D., urging the FDA to outline a plan ensuring that all states wishing to export shellfish to the 28-member European Union (EU) are able to do so as the shellfish trade between the U.S. and the EU resumes.  Currently, only two states are being audited by the EU to determine whether its products are suitable for export to the EU.

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Senator Collins Announces Bangor Native Selected to Senate Page Program

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Bangor native Sydney McDonald has been selected for the United States Senate Page Program for the summer of 2016.  Sydney was nominated to the program by Senator Collins following a competitive selection process.  Sydney is the daughter of Camille Morrison.  

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Collins, King Recognize 100th Convention of the National Association of Superintendents of the U.S. Naval Shore Establishments in Congressional Record

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In statements submitted to the Congressional Record this week, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King recognized the 100th Convention of the National Association of Superintendents of the U.S. Naval Shore Establishments (NAS NSE) and thanked its members, including Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, for their continued work to support the effectiveness of America’s naval shipyards.

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Collins, King, Pingree, Poliquin Announce USDA Approval of $13 million in Bonus Buy of Maine Wild Blueberries After Delegation’s Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will grant up to $13 million for a purchase of up to 30 million pounds of Maine wild blueberries after the Delegation requested the measure earlier this year.  Bonus buys help protect American farmers from unexpected market conditions by purchasing surplus goods and distributing them to food banks and other charitable institutions.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More than $81M in Funding for Maine Veterans & PNSY, Two-Year Extension of ARCH

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following successful advocacy by U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved important funding for Maine’s veterans and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine.  The Committee also approved a two-year extension of the Access Received Closer to Home (ARCH) program.  Senator Collins is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves $6.9 Million for the Portland Community-Based Outpatient Clinic to Lease New Facility

            WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs spending bill included $6.9 million in funding for the Portland Community-Based Outpatient Clinic to lease a new facility.

 

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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Nearly $75 Million for Three Projects at PNSY in Kittery

 WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs spending bill included $74.9 million for three projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine.  Senator Collins is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.

 

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