Senator Collins’ Statement on Passing of Galen Cole

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement on the passing of Galen Cole, a World War II veteran and philanthropist who founded the Cole Land Transportation Museum, created the Walking Sticks for Veterans program, and advocated for those who have served our nation in uniform.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $13 Million to Help Reduce Homelessness in Maine

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $13,121,653 to the City of Bangor; Community Housing of Maine, Inc.; Maine State Housing Authority; Preble Street in Portland; Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); and Through These Doors in Portland.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Continuum of Care (CoC) Program.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $500,000 for Maine Housing Authorities

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that nine Maine housing authorities have been awarded a total of $509,826 in Cumberland, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Penobscot, and Aroostook counties.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program. 

 

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Bill to Restore Native Plants in National Parks Introduced by Collins, Cantwell

Washington, D.C.—In a bipartisan effort to preserve biodiversity and reap the numerous benefits local flora provide to wildlife, human health, and the environment, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced legislation to promote the use of native plants. 

 

The Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act would encourage the National Park Service (NPS) to increase the use of native plant materials on lands it cares for.

 

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