Bill to Fund Key Agricultural Programs in Maine Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced that the Senate advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies funding bill by a vote of 84-9.  The legislation included provisions championed by Senator Collins to support potato and forest products research programs and lower the cost of prescriptions drugs.

 

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Senate Passes Resolution Designating October as National Farm To School Month

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and David Perdue (R-GA) announced that their bipartisan resolution to designate October 2019 as National Farm to School Month was passed by the Senate unanimously.  Farm to School programs across the country increase access to local foods in schools, which helps enhance food education for children while also boosting economic opportunities for farmers. 

 

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Funding Secured by Senator Collins to Support Homelessness Prevention Programs Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Senate has approved $2.8 billion to help communities design and implement local solutions to end homelessness.  Senator Collins included this funding as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill she authored, which passed the Senate by a vote of 84-9.

 

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$300 Million for New Maine Maritime Training Ship Passes Senate

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Senate has advanced a funding bill she authored by a vote of 84-9 that included $300 million for the acquisition of a new training vessel for Maine Maritime Academy (MMA). 

 

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