Senator Collins Announces More Than $6.7 Million for Portland Jetport

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Portland International Jetport has been awarded $6,785,505 through the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The funding will be used to expand the Jetport’s central deicing pad, which will provide overnight aircraft parking and an aircraft holding area.

 

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Senate Passes Bill to Permanently Compensate 9/11 First Responders for Health Care Bills

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins joined an overwhelming, bipartisan group of her colleagues in voting to ensure the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund never runs out of funding.  The legislation, which passed by a vote of 97-2, authorizes payments through 2092 to compensate victims and first responders for illnesses or injuries that were caused by the September 11, 2001, attacks.

 

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