Collins, King Welcome More Than $200,000 in Grant Funding for Rural Maine Community Organizations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King welcomed the announcement that five community organizations in rural Maine will benefit from a total of $206,400 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, Downeast Salmon Federation, Eastport Arts Center, Aroostook Dental Clinic, and Unity Barn Raisers will all receive grants to further their work in Maine communities.

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Senator Collins Secures Significant Funding Increase for TIGER Program in Transportation Spending Bill

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee and a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced today that the fiscal year (FY) 2017 THUD funding bill contains $525 million for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program, an increase of $25 million over the FY 2016 enacted level.

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Senator Collins Announces $132 Million to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $132 million to combat the heroin and opioid abuse crisis.  The legislation was unanimously approved by the Committee and will now be considered by the full Senate.

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Senator Collins Announces $36 Million to Support Information Sharing Among Law Enforcement

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $36 million, an increase of $1 million, for the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) as part of the fiscal year 2017 Commerce, Justice, and Science bill.  The legislation was unanimously approved by the Committee and will now be considered by the full Senate.

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