“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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"September Is National Preparedness Month"

Here in Maine, a popular saying is “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.”  However, as we saw with the recent flash flooding that southern Maine experienced in August, we are all well aware that extreme weather can be dangerous. 

While most of Mother Nature’s powers can be anticipated, such as a hurricane or a snowstorm, we sometimes have little or no time to prepare for severe weather.

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"Senior Citizens Struggling With Debt"

As Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, an issue I care deeply about is whether older Americans will have the financial resources they need to be secure in retirement. After four decades in the workforce, seniors should be confident they will have the money they need to pay their bills and enjoy their retirement, without fearing they will be overtaken by debt and fall into poverty.

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