PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins say $41 million for a Maine Air National Guard hangar and joint Armed Forces Reserve Center in Brunswick is included in a military construction and veterans affairs spending bill.

The projects cleared their first major hurdle by their inclusion in the spending bill for fiscal year 2010. The bill will now be considered by the full Senate.

Snowe and Collins say they’ll press for both projects.

They say $28 million would be spent to replace the existing 55-year-old hangar at the Bangor International Airport, and $13 million would be used for the reserve center.

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