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.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today congratulated the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) on being honored with the prestigious “E” Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The “E” Award is the highest honor that a U.S. organization, institution, or company can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of America’s exports. MITC was recognized for its role in supporting Maine companies as they work to export their goods and services overseas.
Washington, D.C. –Last night, the Senate passed a bill authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Casey (D-PA), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) to increase the amount of Pell Grant aid available to qualifying students who are the children of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS workers, and fire police.
The bipartisan legislation, the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act, makes the child of a fallen first responder with financial need eligible for the maximum Pell Grant award.
Washington, D.C.—Yesterday, U.S. Senator Susan Collins spoke to more than 100 Brewer Community School students from five 3rd grade classrooms via video conference from her Washington, D.C., office. Senator Collins explained to students how a bill becomes a law and answered questions from students.
When consumers see the words “Made in America” emblazoned on a product, they know that this phrase denotes more than simply where the product originated. “Made in America” signifies that the product is high quality and that it was manufactured by skilled American workers. This is especially true of products made by Mainers, who are well known for their strong work ethic and high quality work. Given a level playing field, American workers can successfully compete in the 21st century global economy.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Thor Gabrielsen and his mother, Michelle, of Rockport in her Washington, D.C., office. Thor is a 6th grader who is visiting our nation’s capital to participate in the National MathCounts competition.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King released the following statement today in response to the announcement that University of New England (UNE) President Danielle Ripich plans to retire in June 2017, at which point she will have spent nearly 11 years at the helm of the University:
Berna Heyman, a retired college librarian from Williamsburg, Virginia, has Wilson disease, an inherited disorder that prevents copper from being excreted from the body, allowing dangerous accumulations. Untreated, it can cause serious liver, brain, and eye problems and even lead to death. Treated, the individual can live a normal life.
There are, however, very few medicines that can treat Wilson disease. The main drugs are Syprine and Cuprimine.