Sens. Collins, Coons, Rockefeller, Isakson Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Spur Innovation, Create Jobs In Sustainable Chemistry

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) on Thursday introduced a bipartisan bill to spur innovation in the field of sustainable chemistry. The Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act would encourage the development and commercialization of high-performing chemicals, products, and processes that reduce or eliminate risk to human health and benefit the environment. Sustainable chemistry is an exciting field that can create jobs, keep America competitive, and spur economic growth.

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“Bring Alzheimer’s “Out Of The Shadows”

Each year, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts walks around the country to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  Thousands of people are participating in walks in eight communities around our state, from Fort Kent to York and Calais to Lewiston.  While each participant walks for his or her own personal reason, everyone walks for one common goal: to fight this devastating disease.
 

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Collins, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Super Pollutants Act Of 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Chris Murphy (D-CT) have been joined by several colleagues, including Senator Angus King (I-ME), in introducing the Super Pollutants Act of 2014 –the first bipartisan climate bill of 2014, which aims to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs).

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Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft Fire Departments Receive Federal Grants

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Susan Collins today announced federal grants for two Maine fire departments.  The Bangor Fire Department will receive $498,532 to fill four firefighter positions, and Dover-Foxcroft Fire & Rescue will receive $63,431 for protective gear and an air refill station. 
 
"Our career and volunteer firefighters are among our bravest public servants.  These grant programs are an extremely critical source of funds for our fire and rescue personnel," said Senator Collins. 
 

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Collins, King Announce Economic Development Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the Maine International Trade Center and Maine Department of Economic and Community Development a grant in the amount of $812,823 to support the development of the “Invest in Maine” program, which aims to attract foreign investment in the fields of renewable energy, aerospace, food production, and life sciences to Maine.

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"A Lesson In Democracy"

Every summer, I have the pleasure of welcoming to Washington four outstanding high-school students from Maine – our state’s delegates to Boys and Girls Nation.  This summer, Muna Mohamed of Lewiston, Helen Zhang of Bangor, Jordan Soper of Blue Hill, and Adam Fortier-Brown of Randolph joined delegates from throughout the country for an invaluable week-long experience in citizenship and government. 

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