Washington, D.C. – U.S.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Wabanaki Health and Wellness (WHW) organization will receive a total of $2,754,199 to expand public health and wellness services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, will specifically benefit tribally-enrolled Native Americans in Penobscot, Washington, and Aroostook counties.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that they are introducing the Hotspots and Online Technology and Services Procurement for our Tribes and States (HOTSPOTS) Act, a bipartisan bill that would create a two-year, $160 million hotspot pilot program to purchase and distribute Internet-connected devices to libraries in low-income and rural areas.
Washington, D.C. – The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected America’s bus, motorcoach, and passenger ferry industries, which serve as an important link in our nation’s transportation network that employs more than 100,000 individuals in Maine and throughout the country.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Military Spouses Retirement Security Act (S. 4173), a bipartisan bill that would help spouses of active duty service members save for retirement by expanding access to employer-sponsored retirement plans.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) has received $212,500 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for substance use disorder research. This funding has been awarded through HHS’ National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the American Foundries Act of 2020, a bill that supports the production and development of microelectronics in the United States. The Senators aim to include the bill as an amendment in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act.
Washington, D.C. – In a letter to the Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General (DOL OIG), U.S. Senator Susan Collins sought additional information on the efforts being taken to stem the large-scale unemployment insurance fraud targeting unemployment insurance systems in Maine and across the country.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released this statement following the announcement by Sappi that it will be laying off 75 workers in Westbrook and the announcement by Pixelle that it will be laying off 59 workers in Jay:
“The announcements by Sappi and Pixelle today that they are laying off a total of 134 people at their mills in Westbrook and Jay are difficult news for the employees, their families, and the surrounding communities.