Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory has been awarded $249,000 by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The grant will allow researchers to study a possible cause of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s announcement of the final overtime rule, a major federal rule change that would double the salary threshold for workers entitled to receive overtime wages from $23,660 to $47,476:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Gardiner, Limestone, and Scarborough Fire Departments will receive a total of $571,881 in grant funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Gardiner Fire Department will receive a $333,334 Vehicle Acquisition grant, the Limestone Fire Department will receive a $120,000 Operations and Safety grant, and the Scarborough Fire Department will receive a $118,547 Regional Request grant.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited Cary Medical Center in Caribou with Representative Bruce Poliquin and Veterans Affairs (VA) Under Secretary for Health Dr. David Shulkin to discuss the vital importance of the Access Received Closer to Home (ARCH) program that provides our northern Maine veterans with local access to health care. Senator Collins invited Dr. Shulkin to tour Cary Medical Center so that he could learn more about the highly successful, popular, and cost-effective ARCH program.
Washington, D.C.—Following strong advocacy and leadership from U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, the Senate passed a bipartisan amendment to the THUD bill that would provide $1.1 billion in emergency funding to address the Zika threat, including $361 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and $200 million for the National Institutes of Health.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins received the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Statesmanship Award from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that seeks to promote pluralism, defend democratic values, and fight terrorism.
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Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins spoke from the Senate floor today to urge her colleagues to support funding to address the emerging and evolving Zika virus, which poses a particular threat to pregnant women and can cause serious birth defects.
The drinking-water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has heightened awareness of the danger lead poisoning poses to human health, especially to children and pregnant women. Lead, in both paint and plumbing, is a particularly serious health threat here in New England where our housing stock is older than in most other states.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $1,093,785 to the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay. The award will help fund a project titled, “Microbial Community Structure and Expression of Functional Genes Involved in the Seasonal Cycling of DMSP in the Southern Ocean.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award a total of $380,170 in federal funding to the Maine Forest Service in support of Maine’s forest products industry. The Maine Forest Service will receive two Wood Innovation Grants through the USDA: $130,170 to establish a Maine State Wood Energy Assistance Team, and $250,000 for a program titled, “Strengthening and Expanding Maine Wood Markets.”