More Than $35 Million for Maine’s Lobster Industry Advanced by Senator Collins in Funding Bill

U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that she advanced more than $35 million and key language to support Maine’s lobster industry in the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) appropriations bill. The bill, which was officially approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee today, now awaits consideration by the full Senate and House. “Flawed and incomplete data is being used to inform regulations, creating unnecessary, burdensome requirements for Maine lobstermen and women,” said Senator Collins.  “This funding would support Maine’s iconic lobster industry by improving the incomplete and imprecise science upon which the federal government relies.  As the Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for this funding as the appropriations process moves forward.”  >click to read the press release< 15:47

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