In First Bipartisan Statement, Senators Urge President to Keep Families Together

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Michael Bennet (D-CO), James Lankford (R-OK), and Chris Coons (D-DE) led a letter today to President Trump, stating that the default position of the United States should be to keep families together.  The letter was signed by a bipartisan group of more than two dozen senators, including Angus King (I-ME). 



Senator Collins Examines Future Economic Security of People with Disabilities and their Families

Washington, D.C. - People with disabilities face a lifetime of compounded challenges.  Many individuals with disabilities who receive various federal disability supports experience significant barriers to economic health and employment, with 23 percent of individuals with disabilities saying they have difficulty covering their monthly expenses compared to nine percent of people without disabilities.



Senator Collins Announces Nearly $700,000 for Front Street Shipyard in Belfast

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Front Street Shipyard in Belfast has been awarded $667,028 through the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Small Shipyard Grant Program.  This funding will assist Front Street Shipyard in purchasing and installing a new waterjet cutting machine on its premises to construct modern, lightweight carbon fiber ferries.



Senator Collins’ Statement on Administration Examining Drug Importation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement following today’s announcement by the Administration that it is exploring how to safely import prescription drugs from other countries in the event of a dramatic price increase for a drug produced by one manufacturer and not protected by a patent.  Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar asked Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to establish a working group on this topic.


Senators Collins, Jones Introduce Bill to Prevent American Taxpayers and Seniors from Falling Victim to Identity Theft

Washington, D.C. - In order to help combat identity theft and protect hardworking Americans from being robbed of their tax refunds through fraud, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Doug Jones (D-AL) introduced the Taxpayer Identity Protection Act, legislation requiring the IRS to expand its Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) pilot program nationwide over the next five years.