Collins, Reed Introduce Bill to Improve Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Formula

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would update and improve the outdated formula used to distribute funding for crucial housing programs that serve people with HIV/AIDS.  Senators Collins and Reed serve as the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD), which oversees spending for federal housing programs. A similar measure is being sponsored in the U.S.

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Senators Collins, King Meet with Maine Delegates to U.S. Senate Youth Program

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King met with Julia Blackwell of Woolwich and Lexie Jamieson of Scarborough, the two Maine delegates to the 54th Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Julia and Lexie are among the 102 students from around the country who were selected for the prestigious program and are spending this week in the nation’s capital where they will have an opportunity to study the American political process first-hand.

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Collins, King Announce Nearly $600,000 National Science Foundation Grant for Bowdoin

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King have announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $597,805 grant to Bowdoin College.  The grant is a continuing award for a research project titled, “RUI: Cell Wall Associated Kinases As Pectin Receptors.”  Bowdoin has just received $298,558 from the NSF, with the balance of the $597,805 total to follow upon renewal of the grant.

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Sens. Collins, McCaskill Lead Aging Committee Effort to Seek Release of Imprisoned Seniors Abroad

 U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, were joined by seven other Committee members in urging Secretary of State John Kerry to work with foreign governments to reexamine cases involving at least 30 American seniors, including J. Bryon Martin, a retired pastor from Maine, who have been imprisoned as a result of a drug smuggling scam unveiled by the Committee and U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last month.

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