WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in expressing their concern to the Administration that federal rules for health care facilities do not adequately consider the impact these decisions have on rural communities.
As Mainers, we appreciate the beauty of all four seasons in our state. There is nothing more spectacular, however, than fall in Maine with our fresh, crisp autumn air, harvest festivals, and foliage so brilliant that it attracts countless out-of-state visitors to take in the beauty that we see in our own backyards.
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King are urging U.S. Labor Department Secretary Thomas Perez to swiftly approve a Petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for the 500 workers affected by Verso Paper’s decision to close the Bucksport mill.
Below is the full text of their letter to Secretary Perez:
October 2, 2014
The Hon. Thomas Perez
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to help millions of low-income families and seniors on fixed incomes afford their energy bills this coming winter, a bipartisan group of 46 U.S. Senators, led by Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI), are calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to quickly release as much federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) heating aid as possible.
Bangor, Maine-- U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) today released this statement following the announcement that Verso will close its Bucksport paper mill later this year.
"This is absolutely devastating news for these dedicated employees and their families, as well as for Bucksport and the surrounding communities. Many of these workers have spent much of their lives working at the mill and have poured their hearts into the work there.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the National Park Service has designated two new national historic landmarks in Maine, recognized as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. The Frances Perkins Homestead in Newcastle and Eagle Island in Harpswell were designated along with seven other sites from across the country, joining the more than 2,500 national historical landmarks nationwide.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and U.S. Senator Angus King today announced that several housing authorities and municipalities in Maine will receive a total of $401,658 from the U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will receive $2,499,977 in federal funding from the Department of Labor (DOL) to support and expand ongoing efforts to train displaced workers, including those eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance. The KVCC project, titled “Advancing Healthcare and Construction Careers in Mid-Maine,” will support job training programs in the construction, healthcare and social assistance industries.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that three organizations in New Gloucester will receive a total of $249,497 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide adaptive sports opportunities—at the local, regional, and national level—for disabled veterans and disabled service members of the Armed Forces.
Few issues are as important to people here in Maine as the availability of good jobs in our communities. Unemployment in our state, and across the country, remains too high. We must continue working together to identify ways to improve job training initiatives to help people find jobs in fields where jobs exist.