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Bill to Fund Key Transportation and Housing Programs across the U.S. and Maine Clears Appropriations Committee Unanimously

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the fiscal year (FY) 2019 appropriations bill she co-authored with Senator Jack Reed to advance transportation infrastructure development, housing assistance, and community development.  The bill was advanced by a vote of 31-0 and will now be considered by the full Senate.



Senator Collins Announces UMaine will Receive More than $2.5 Million to Establish Highly-Competitive Transportation Research Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is awarding a total of $ 2,570,600 in grant funding to the University of Maine to lead the creation of a highly-competitive University Transportation Center (UTC). The UTC agreement will provide up to $14.2 million over five years for the UMaine-led coalition of six New England universities. Senator Collins is the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S.


Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Urging Administration to Improve Hurricane Relief Efforts

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting an update on hurricane preparation efforts, specifically for older Americans and those with disabilities.  The letter was also signed by Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bob Casey (D-PA).



Senate Passes Major Veterans Health Reform Legislation

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Patty Murray (D-WA) applauded the passage of the VA MISSION Act, which creates a new Veteran Community Care Program to streamline the delivery of health care and help veterans access care closer to home.



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