Bipartisan Bill to Expand Wind Energy Research and Development Introduced by Senators Collins, Smith Advances

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources voted to advance legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tina Smith (D-MN) to reauthorize and expand the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Wind Energy and support competitive grants to improve the efficiency, reliability, and capacity of wind energy generation.  The Wind Energy Research and Development Act now heads to the floor for consideration by the full Senate.

 

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Collins, King Announce $5.6 Million Investment in Caribou Utilities District

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Caribou Utilities District received a grant of $1,400,000 and a loan of $4,200,000 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development to upgrade Caribou’s wastewater treatment facility and collection system.  The project will help prevent overflows of untreated or partially treated wastewater during wet weather.

 

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Senator Collins Honored by Council of Scientific Society Presidents with 2019 CSSP Support of Science Award

WASHINGTON, DC – The Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) announced U.S. Senator Susan Collins as recipient of the 2019 Support of Science Award.  Presentation of the award was given on 10 December during the CSSP Winter Leadership Workshop in Washington, DC.  Senator Collins was nominated for this award by Dr. Deborah Bronk, the CEO of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

 

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Collins, King Join Bipartisan Group of Senators on Letter to UN Convention in Support of Global Efforts to Combat Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in support of its global efforts to thwart climate change. The 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) is underway in Madrid to convene a meeting on the historic Paris Climate Agreement.

 

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Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Led by Collins, Stabenow Honoring First All-Female Spacewalk

Washington, D.C. — Last night, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution led by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and cosponsored by all 23 of their female colleagues congratulating astronauts Dr. Jessica U. Meir and Christina H. Koch for the historic accomplishment of completing the first all-female spacewalk.  The bipartisan resolution also supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) efforts to fully integrate women into the astronaut corps and ensure that one of the next humans to walk on the moon will be a woman.

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Senate Unanimously Passes Collins, King Resolution Marking December 14, 2019, as “Wreaths Across America Day”

Washington, D.C. - The Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King designating Saturday, December 14, 2019, as “Wreaths Across America Day.”  On December 14, a convoy of volunteers is scheduled to arrive at Arlington National Cemetery to lay Maine-made balsam wreaths at the headstones of American veterans interred there.

 

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