Congresswoman Chellie Pingree was able to insert provisions into a spending bill that is working its way through Congress that will improve healthcare for veterans and do more to focus on the problems of homelessness and suicide among vets.
U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today applauded an announcement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the State of Maine will receive $19.6 million to support water infrastructure projects.
Five affordable housing projects for homeless veterans, seniors, and families will share nearly $2.9 million in federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) allocated by MaineHousing through a competitive selection process
U.S. Senators Susan Collins, the Chairman the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Angus King today announced that several housing authorities and municipalities in Maine will receive a total of $439,537 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy toured Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook and held a roundtable with agricultural officials from across the state to discuss the EPA’s Clean Water Rule and its impact on farmers in Maine
We have long depended on them, but our lakes are not immune from the serious water quality problems plaguing people around the world today. Here at home we have seen nuisance algae blooms and murky depths on some lakes ruin the fun for everyone, and we’ve learned that it’s both costly and very difficult to undo this kind of damage.
For over ten years, under governors of different political persuasions, the federal Environmental Protection Agency refused without reason to fully approve Maine’s historically high water quality standards. Today Maine amended its pending federal lawsuit against EPA, transforming it from one forcing EPA to act on Maine’s standards to one challenging EPA’s unlawful actions in response to Maine’s lawsuit.
United States Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture has awarded Community Concepts Inc. in Lewiston $793,800 in grant funding to help 30 very-low and low-income families construct their own homes in rural areas across Maine. Through the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program, this funding will help families, through partnership with Community Concepts, build homes in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, and Oxford Counties.
U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that several Maine tribes will receive various grant awards totaling $341,422 to support activities including economic development and treatment and prevention services for methamphetamine abuse and suicide. The grants come from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
King Presses for Expanded Broadband Infrastructure to Connect Maine Communities at Regional Summit in...
During his keynote conversation this morning at Digital New England, a regional broadband summit held in Portland today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) underscored the need to expand broadband infrastructure in Maine and throughout New England.
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a strong proponent of expanding digital access and increasing investment in broadband infrastructure, issued the following statement this morning after the White House Broadband Opportunity Council yesterday released its report and recommendations on broadband deployment throughout the United States
U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a total of $300,000 to three Maine health care providers to combat opioid abuse in Maine. Diversion Alert in Houlton, Down East AIDS Network Inc. in Ellsworth, and Maine General Medical Center in Augusta will each receive $100,000
Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced today that the Maine Governor’s Energy Office, in partnership with Maine organization E2Tech, has been awarded $284,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the Maine Energy Planning Roadmap project that will establish a stakeholder-driven strategy to meet energy objectives set in the 2015 GEO Comprehensive Energy Plan. A second grant for $592,000 was awarded for the design of a “Regional Roadm
Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, wrote to House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman, Rob Bishop, urging him to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. In the letter, Congressman Bruce Poliquin wrote, “Maine is home to some of our Nation’s most breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and pristine environments.
U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded federal grant funding to Preble Street in Portland, the Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA), and Veterans Inc. in Lewiston to assist homeless and at-risk veterans in Maine.