WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins spoke from the Senate floor this morning to urge support for the Mental Health Reform Act of 2015.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Susan Collins voted this afternoon in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report for fiscal year 2016, which passed the Senate with a strong bipartisan majority this afternoon (70-27). The Conference Report would authorize $515 billion in spending for national defense and an additional $89.2 billion for the Overseas Contingency Fund (OCO) for a total of $604.2 billion and sets policy for the Department of Defense on a host of issues.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—United States Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture has awarded Community Concepts Inc. in Lewiston $793,800 in grant funding to help 30 very-low and low-income families construct their own homes in rural areas across Maine. Through the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, this funding will help families, through partnership with Community Concepts, build homes in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, and Oxford Counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— After receiving reports from U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Scott Bushman that they will suspend their search for the survivors of the crew of the commercial ship El Faro, four of whom are believed to be from Maine, Senator Susan Collins released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Members of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Maine presented Senator Collins with the TNC Leadership Award in her Washington office in recognition of her ongoing work on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), global conservation, and efforts to combat climate change
“The Maine Math and Science Alliance continues to build on innovative science and technology opportunities around the state, and this project will empower students, teachers, and others to become scientific observers in their own right,”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement regarding the Coast Guard's ongoing search for the crew of the commercial ship El Faro, four of whom are believed to be from Maine.
“The closure of the Lewiston TAC will negatively affect many vulnerable populations in Maine, including elderly and low-income taxpayers, as well as those with limited English proficiency."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Congressman Bruce Poliquin, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez urging him to approve the recently-filed petition for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) to assist the 195 displaced workers who are expected to lose their jobs following Expera’s announcement that it will close its Old Town mill due to foreign competition in the paper industry.