Collins, King Announce Grant Funding For Maine Fire Services

     WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Maine Fire Services Institute in South Portland will receive a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in the amount of $434,783 to purchase a live fire training trailer.  These trailers provide for crucial fire simulation exercises that help to prepare and train firefighters.   
 

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Helping America’s Homeless Youth

This month, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro accepted my invitation to travel to Maine to see firsthand how organizations in our state tackle the very important issue of runaway and youth homelessness. I have worked closely with Secretary Castro on a number of issues, and he has been a willing and eager partner in our work together to prevent and end youth homelessness nationwide.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Important, Targeted Investments For Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee, on which she serves, has approved significant resources for law enforcement as part of the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The bill must now be considered by the full Senate.

The bill provides funding for many programs that benefit Maine, including:

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Senator Collins Announces Senate Appropriations Committee Approval Of $1 Billion Toward Additional Destroyer

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $1 billion toward the construction of an additional DDG-51 destroyer.  The funding is part of the 2016 Defense Appropriations Bill which must now be considered by the full Senate.  If the funding bill becomes law, the additional destroyer would likely be built at Bath Iron Works.  
 

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U.S. Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development Joins Senator Collins In Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C. –At the invitation of U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Julián Castro, spent the day in Maine.

This afternoon, Senator Collins and Secretary Castro toured the New Beginnings’ Ann Geiger Center in Lewiston to see firsthand how organizations in Maine are working to end runaway and youth homelessness.

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Senators Cassidy, Collins Introduce Comprehensive Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins today joined Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA) in introducing the Patient Freedom Act, a plan to reform the health care system and to protect millions of Americans who are at risk of losing their health care coverage should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in the forthcoming King v. Burwell decision. Senator Collins is an original co-sponsor of the Patient Freedom Act, which would help to lower costs, eliminate mandates, give states increased flexibility, and put patients in control of their health care.

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $400,000 In Funding For The Pleasant Point Reservation Housing Authority

Washington, D.C. - Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Pleasant Point Reservation Housing Authority $410,710 to support the protection of the waste water treatment plant at the Passamaquoddy Tribe Pleasant Point Reservation.

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Collins, King Welcome Woolwich Middle School Students To Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King welcomed a group of 43 middle school students from Woolwich Central School to the Capitol. Collins and King met with the students in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.

“It was a pleasure to welcome these impressive Woolwich students to Washington today,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “The future of our state depends on an engaged and informed generation of young people, and if this group is any indication, that future will be a bright one.”

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Senators Collins, King Announce Funding Awards For Two Maine Airports

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Knox County Regional Airport and DeWitt Field, Old Town Municipal Field more than $3.5 million in grant funding.

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