Senators Collins, King Announce Over $2.1 Million to Support Rural Telemedicine and Education

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program has awarded a total of $2,181,629 to several rural healthcare organizations and educational institutions throughout Maine. The funds will help six Maine organizations expand their online services, allowing them to reach more Maine people.  

 

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Senators Collins, Shaheen Announce Nearly $158 Million Contract Awarded to Modernize Dry Dock #1 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen announced that a $157,949,610 contract was awarded to Cianbro Corp. of Pittsfield, Maine, for construction of a super flood basin and extending portal crane rails for Dry Dock #1 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.  As members of the Appropriations Committee, Senators Collins and Shaheen secured this funding in the fiscal year 2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

 

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Senators Collins, Leahy Introduce Legislation To Help Runaway And Homeless Youth

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act, legislation to reauthorize key federal grant programs to provide states with grants to help thousands of homeless young people nationwide.  Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by U.S. Representatives John Yarmuth (D-KY), Don Bacon (R-NE), Jahana Hayes (D-CT), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).

 

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Senator Collins Announces $3.2 Million for Newton Field Airport in Jackman

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Newton Field Airport in Jackman has been awarded $3,200,000 to extend the runway to accommodate ambulance air service by LifeFlight of Maine.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

 

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Senators Collins, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Train More Doctors in Substance Misuse Recovery & Prevention

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Opioid Workforce Act to support hospitals in hiring and training doctors in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, and pain management. The bipartisan legislation would create 1,000 new medical residency positions at teaching hospitals in Maine and across the country.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $3.2 Million for Public Transit Buses in Maine

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the City of Bangor’s Community Connector Public Transit System, the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit Committee have received a total of $3,223,567 to replace public transit vehicles that have exceeded their useful lives and construct a new transportation center.  This funding was administered through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program.

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