WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced this morning that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $10,525,000 in federal funding toward the replacement of the Beals Island Bridge in Jonesport, Maine. The funding is awarded from the successful Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.
In a 24-hour period in June, six people overdosed on opioids in Sanford, one of whom died as a result. In Monmouth, three people overdosed on heroin in one week. And in April, two people died from overdoses in just two days in Biddeford.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Claire McCaskill, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, sent a letter to AstraZeneca seeking more information on the company’s position that generic competitors to Crestor® should be delayed from entering the market.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the City of Portland will be awarded $1,568,592 in Lead Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and $246,275 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The city will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 80 housing units, providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a license to Bangor International Airport, allowing the airport to provide refueling and services for flights to and from Cuba. Senator Collins wrote to OFAC and the State Department in support of Bangor Airport’s application for this license, and she has authored legislation to allow U.S.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement in response to the declassification of the 28 pages of the 9/11 Joint Congressional Inquiry:
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) released this statement today regarding the terrorist attack in Nice, France:
"I am appalled by the horrific terrorist attack in Nice that claimed more than 80 lives, including at least two Americans. This news is particularly troubling since France is still reeling from the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more last November as well as the Charlie Hebdo shooting last year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a total of $1,644,596 in grant funding to four Maine school districts and a rural health care provider through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant program. The funding will help connect rural communities with medical and educational experts in other parts of the country, increasing access to health care, substance misuse treatment and advanced educational opportunities.
Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Anne Hall as the new Ambassador to Lithuania last night. Senator Collins introduced Ms.
Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senator Susan Collins today met with Sophia Wood of Auburn and Elise Kenney of Orono, Maine’s National Youth Correspondents who are attending the Washington Journalism and Media Conference hosted by George Mason University and the Newseum. Sophia is a rising sophomore at Edward Little High School, and Elise is a rising senior at Orono High School.