Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (IAA) on a bipartisan 14 - 1 vote. The bill authorizes funding, provides legal authorities, and enhances congressional oversight for the U.S. Intelligence Community. The legislation included two provisions co-authored by Senator Collins.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that Maine hospitals have been awarded a total of $1,355,641 to support their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This investment is part of the second tranche of $350 million allocated by HHS through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and the CARES Act to bolster the U.S. health care system’s response to COVID-19. In total, Maine has received $2,991,576.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the State of Maine has been awarded a total of $8,836,614 in the second installment of funding to prevent and respond to COVID-19 among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance. This funding, awarded to the City of Portland and MaineHousing, was allocated through the CARES Act.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins cosponsored legislation introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to establish the Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys. The Commission would be housed within the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and would recommend policies to improve current government programs.
Washington, D.C.—In a bipartisan effort to prevent thousands of Maine children from losing access to meals, all four members of Maine’s Congressional Delegation wrote to U.S.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs and the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians will receive a total of $1.8 million through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program.
Washington, D.C. – More than 1.5 billion pounds of fresh potatoes are currently stuck in the supply chain due to the widespread closure of restaurants, food establishments, hospitality businesses, and schools, as well as the cancellation of large events such as concerts and fairs during this pandemic.