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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Update from Senator Susan Collins


Friday, April 24, 2009
  • Senator Collins introduces Energy Assistance Act
  • Snowe, Collins introduce truck weight legislation
  • Senator Collins receives 'Champion for Children' award
  • Stimulus update: More than $8 million for Acadia National Park, $30 million for clean water in Maine
Senator Collins introduces Energy Assistance Act
In a bipartisan effort to help Americans overcome the challenge of our dependence on foreign oil and restore and strengthen our nation's economy, U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today introduced the "Energy Assistance Fund Act." This legislation, introduced on Earth Day, would assist people who want to invest in energy conservation and alternative energy technologies and help set the nation on a path toward energy independence by providing additional loan authority to support current federal programs that help families and small businesses finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. ...Read More >>

Snowe, Collins introduce truck weight legislation
 from MPBN: Maine's two U.S. Senators have introduced legislation that would allow trucks carrying loads as heavy as 100,000 pounds to use all of Maine's interstate highways.  Currently, trucks carrying more than 80,000 pounds have to exit the interstate in Augusta and travel further north on secondary roads.  Maine's congressional delegation is trying to change that, citing statistics that show that trucks traveling on secondary roads have higher rates of accidents and fatalities.  But Congress has rejected similar efforts in the past, a situation Sen. Susan Collins says she finds frustrating. "This issue has been the single most frustrating issue for me in the 12-plus years I've served in the Senate," she told Capitol News Service.  "Despite the combined efforts of the entire Maine delegation, it has been a problem that we have not been able to solve." ...Read More >>

Senator Collins receives 'Champion for Children' award
Hailed for her leadership in addressing the education and health needs of children in the United States and in the developing world, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was honored this week as Save the Children's 2009 Congressional Champion for Real and Lasting Change.
"Senator Collins has demonstrated steady leadership and vigorous support for helping children in this country and around the world," said Charles MacCormack, president and CEO of Save the Children, a global humanitarian organization that serves children in rural communities of the United States and in more than 50 developing countries. "You have been a tireless advocate for education and a partner of Save the Children on many initiatives and legislative efforts aimed at helping children," MacCormack said....Read More >>

Stimulus update: More than $8 million for Acadia National Park, $30 million for clean water in Maine
Senator Collins today announced that the National Park Service will invest more than $8 million in repairs and improvements at Acadia National Park. The funds are being distributed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which Senator Collins helped craft with a bipartisan group of Senators earlier this year...Read More >>

U.S. Senator Susan Collins today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will distribute a combined $30,643,200 to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The funding comes through the Water Quality Management Planning and Clean Water State Revolving Fund programs...Read More >>




Senator Susan Collins recently met with the Epstein family of Falmouth during their recent trip to Washington, D.C.


Senator Susan Collins also recently met with the Moore family of Wells during their  trip to Washington, D.C.

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