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.

 

Read More...

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. 

 

Read More...

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.

 

Read More...

$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). 

 

Read More...

Senate Committee Advances Bill to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers Authored by Collins, Baldwin

Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Senate Health Committee voted to advance legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers.  The Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019 now heads to the floor for consideration by the full Senate.  Senators Collins and Baldwin are members of the Health Committee.

 

This bipartisan bill would authorize $10 million annually for the Lifespan Respite Care program from fiscal year 2020 through fiscal year 2024.

Read More...

Senator Collins’ Transportation & Housing Funding Bill Passes Senate with Major Wins for Maine

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, legislation authored by Chairman Susan Collins.  The legislation includes Senator Collins’ provisions to make critical improvements to Maine’s transportation infrastructure, promote economic development, and provide housing assistance for the most vulnerable populations.

 

Read More...

Pages