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Senators Collins, King Announce $1.5 Million Grant Awarded to the University of Maine

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded $1.5 million to the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center. The funding will be used to support a $3 million project to replace an existing pier, renovate the Flowing Seawater Laboratory, and construct three new laboratory spaces. Approximately 50 jobs are expected to be created through this project.

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Senators Collins, Shaheen Urge Medicare to Ensure Coverage for Critical Diabetes Therapies

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma, urging the agency to provide Medicare coverage for clinically appropriate treatment. Senators Collins and Shaheen have consistently worked to increase funding for diabetes research and promote better health care for people with diabetes.

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Following Announcement Of National Opioid Emergency, Durbin And Bipartisan Sponsors Of Medicaid Care Act Press Trump To Heed Own Commission’s Recommendations And Expand Access To Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid

WASHINGTON – U.S. Democratic Senators Dick Durbin (IL), Sherrod Brown (OH), Joe Manchin (WV), and Cory Booker (NJ), Independent Senator Angus King (ME), and Republican Senators Rob Portman (OH), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), and Susan Collins (ME) today urged President Trump to lift the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) Exclusion for residential substance use disorder treatment as part of his opioid emergency declaration.

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $1.3 Million for the Portland International Jetport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded $1,305,358 to the Portland International Jetport. The funding will be used to support the installation of a photovoltaic solar panel array on an airport parking garage roof to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Collins, King Announce More Than $350,000 for Albion, Anson, and Plymouth Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will award a total of $354,844 to three Maine fire departments to enhance their overall safety and operations. The Albion Volunteer Fire Department will receive $20,457, the Anson Fire Department will receive $162,381, and Plymouth Fire and Rescue will receive $172,006.

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Senator Collins Receives 2017 Woman of the Year Award From International Women’s Transportation Organization

Augusta, ME - The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) honored U.S. Senator Susan Collins today with its 2017 Woman of the Year Award for her significant legislative contributions and accomplishments “that have moved the transportation system forward in the United States.” The award was presented to Senator Collins in Augusta at the WTS Maine Chapter Meeting this morning. The meeting was co-hosted by the Maine Department of Transportation.

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U.S. Senator Susan Collins Announces UPMI to receive $639,000 for Upward Bound Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Education Committee, announced today that the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) will receive $639,257 in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Education’s Upward Bound Program. Upward Bound helps low-income, first-generation, and other students from disadvantaged backgrounds pursue higher education.

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Sens. Collins, King Announce Maine Tribes Receive More Than $2.3 Million in Housing Grants

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Penobscot Indian Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Pleasant Point Reservation, and the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township received a total of $2,302,764 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program.

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Collins, King Announce $325,000 to the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center to Improve Health Care Access in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) a total of $325,000 through its Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program. Senators Collins and King had written to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the agency within HHS that oversees the Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program, in support of NETRC’s grant application.

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Senators Collins, Stabenow Announce TRICARE Will Cover New Care Plans for Families of Alzheimer’s Patients

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today announced that the Department of Defense will cover new care plans to support Alzheimer’s patients covered through TRICARE and their families. More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and more than 15 million people serve as their caregivers. The Senators had strongly urged the Department of Defense to make sure that anyone who receives TRICARE could also have access to these new care plans.

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