Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, led a hearing today to examine the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness. The hearing’s witnesses included Brittany Dixon, a former homeless youth and current education technician from Auburn, Maine, and True Colors Fund Co-Founder and Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winning artist, Cyndi Lauper.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Congressman Bruce Poliquin, sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, expressing concern that the Department of Commerce’s current investigation of unfair Canadian subsidies in the supercalendered paper market is overly limited in scope and could negatively affect businesses in Maine. The trade case, which was initiated by the U.S. Coalition for Fair Paper Imports and includes Madison Paper Industries, is targeted toward the extensive subsidies received by Port Hawkesbury Paper in Nova Scotia.
Washington, DC: U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted $300,000 in federal funding for the Dexter Regional Airport in Dexter, Maine.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins voted today to confirm Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States. After the vote, Senator Collins released the following statement:
Personal care products include an extensive range of goods from shampoo to lotion, make-up to antiperspirants, which are widely used by American consumers of all ages every day. Under current law, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has surprisingly very little authority to act and protect consumer safety when it comes to personal care products. In fact, the FDA does not even have mandatory recall authority for products that may cause serious harm. The federal law that ensure the ingredients in these products are safe has not been updated in more than 75 years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King applauded Brunswick-based startup Bitzy Baby and its owners, Whitney and Seabren Reeves, for being named one of fifteen finalists in a national competition held by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for entrepreneurs that develop products and services in order to enhance the lives of women and their families.
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Angus King announced today that Maine has been granted more than $150,000 to address veterans’ homelessness in Portland and Augusta Maine.
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, led a hearing today that analyzed the President’s FY 2016 budget request for the U.S. Department of Transportation. During the hearing, Chairman Collins questioned the Administration’s top Transportation Official, Secretary Anthony Foxx.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Congressman Bruce Poliquin announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency will award the Holden Fire and Rescue Department $27,858 as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award three Economic Development District Planning grants to Maine organizations totaling $210,000. The Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, and Northern Maine Development Corporation each will receive $70,000 to help create an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy to support private capital investment and job creation in their respective regions.