Collins, King Announce $2.7 Million to Support Maine Tribal Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

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Collins, Manchin Announce Bill to Increase Funding for Library Broadband Hotspots in Rural America Amid COVID-19

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.

 

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Senator Collins’ Statement on Sappi and Pixelle Layoffs

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. 

 

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