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.
Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, announced the Department of Veterans Affairs will award Preble Street $1,683,966, Washington Hancock Community Agency $290,000 and Veterans Inc. (which serves Veterans in Maine and throughout New England) $2,000,000 as part of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said this afternoon that the former Brunswick Naval Air Station will be getting $1.1 million to help renovate and redevelop a hangar for use by aerospace companies
U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has awarded a total of $2.25 million in grant funding to several Maine health coalitions and local governments to prevent youth substance abuse and foster drug-free communities in Maine. Of that funding, $1,125,000 will be allocated for nine new grant awards while the remaining funding will be allocated to nine projects in the state that have previously received funding from ONDCP.
This morning, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) participated in a Senate Climate Action Task Force roundtable discussion where he again expressed support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan and emphasized the need to act on climate change. In his remarks, Senator King, a member of the Task Force, called the Clean Power Plan “an important step” in the fight against climate change and applauded its flexible approach to reducing carbon emissions by setting the overall goals but delegating authority to the states to decide how to achieve those goals
Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, announced the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will award Healthy Aroostook Coalition, a program of Aroostook County Action Program, Healthy Sebasticook Valley Coalition, a program of Sebasticook Valley Health and Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County each $125,000 as part of the FY 2015 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $521,000 to Western Maine Community Action (WMCA) to help Mainers navigate and enroll in health coverage options offered through the federally-facilitated marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.
Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, announced the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) will award $1,356,000 to six projects in the State of Maine
Collins, King Announce Northern Border Regional Commission Investments in Six Maine Communities Totaling More...
U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) will award $1,356,000 in grant funding to six different projects across Maine to improve or upgrade local infrastructure and encourage private sector investment in their communities.
Under Settlement Bangor, Maine Takes Additional Action to Address Wastewater and Stormwater Discharges
Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged today in federal court to address noncompliance with the Clean Water Act, the City of Bangor, Maine, will take action to prevent sewer overflows and contaminated stormwater from entering the Penobscot River and Kenduskeag Stream.
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) announced today that he has introduced legislation aimed at boosting efforts to revitalize waterfront communities in Maine and make them more resilient in the face of a changing environment. The Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act will support community efforts to make the most of water resources by attracting water-dependent industries and investments that leverage water sustainability, revitalizing neighborhoods and enhancing recreation and tourism
U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced grant funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) in Brunswick. The $2,646,904 in funding is part of the FAA’s Military Airport Program, and will be used to rehabilitate the Brunswick Executive Airport (BXM)
President Obama unveiled new environmental regulations on businesses in his “Clean Power Plan.” Upon the President’s announcement, Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, released the following statement
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today spearheaded the passage of an amendment through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that would provide badly-needed federal guidance to states as they work to settle disputes over the future of distributed energy resources