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Maine Delegation’s Statement on China’s Exemption for Lobster Tariff

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden issued a joint statement in response to reports that China has decided to establish a one-year exclusion process for certain U.S. goods imported into China.  Live lobster is included as one of the 696 US-origin products eligible for a tariff exemption.  

 

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

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate unanimously passed legislation authored 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 awaits consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

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

 

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Senator Collins Announces Nearly $1.5 Million for Portland International Jetport

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Portland International Jetport has been awarded $1,480,000 to construct a new 250 foot Taxiway to efficiently transit aircraft from Runway 11, make repairs to Taxiway A, and complete rehabilitation of the service road.  This funding was awarded through the U.S.

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Senators Collins, King Announce up to $6.28 Million to Support Maine Disaster-Relief Jobs in Areas Affected By Opioid Crisis

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Maine Department of Labor has been awarded an opioid-crisis National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grant of up to $6,281,891—with $2,093,964 released initially.  This funding will support disaster-relief jobs and provide employment services to eligible individuals in Maine communities affected by the health and economic impact of widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose.

 

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Senators Collins, King Announce More than $550,000 for Potato Research Program at the University of Maine

Washington D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the University of Maine’s (UMaine) Cooperative Extension Potato Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program has been awarded $553,486 to conduct further research on potato breeding in Maine.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

 

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Senator Collins Announces Nearly $4.5 Million for Portland International Jetport

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Portland International Jetport has been awarded a total of $4,494,330 to construct a 1,225 foot Taxiway to provide access from Runway 36 to Runway 29.  This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

 

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Senators Collins, Feinstein Applaud House Passage of Companion Legislation to Create Smithsonian Women’s History Museum

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) applauded passage of the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act by the U.S. House of Representatives.  This bipartisan bill would establish an American women’s history museum in our nation’s capital.  Senators Collins and Feinstein introduced companion legislation in the Senate last year.

 

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Senate Intel Releases Bipartisan Report on Obama Administration’s Response to Russian Election Interference

Washington, D.C. – The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on which U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) serve, today released the third volume in the Committee’s bipartisan investigation into Russian election interference, “U.S. Government Response to Russian Activities.” The report examines the Obama Administration’s reaction to initial reports of election interference and the steps officials took or did not take to deter Russia’s activities.

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Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins recently joined the Climate Solutions Caucus along with three other Senators.  The caucus brings together an equal number of Republicans and Democrats to craft and advance bipartisan solutions to address our changing climate.

 

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