As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senator Collins holds a key position in Congress and has the important responsibility of overseeing and shaping national security issues of importance to both Maine and the United States. Senator Collins has fought for, and secured, provisions in annual defense authorization and funding bills that support work at Bath Iron Works, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the University of Maine, Saco Defense, Pratt & Whitney, and other companies important to the Maine economy. 

Senate Intel Committee Unanimously Passes 2019 Intelligence Authorization Act with Collins, King Provisions Included

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine), both members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, applauded the Committee’s passage of the Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 by a unanimous bipartisan vote of 15-0. The bill, which includes key provisions authored by both Senators Collins and King, authorizes funding, provides appropriate legal authorities and enhances Congressional oversight for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).

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Senate Advances Funding Bills That Make Important Investments in Veterans Health Care, National Security, and Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. — By a vote of 86-5, the Senate passed a bipartisan appropriations “minibus” today that includes the fiscal year 2019 Energy and Water, Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch funding bills.  U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, successfully pushed for a number of provisions that were incorporated into the final bill.  The legislation now awaits further consideration by the House of Representatives.

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Senate Passes Legislation to Strengthen National Defense with Provisions Championed by Senator Collins

Washington, D.C. - By an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 85-10, the Senate passed legislation today that will strengthen our national defense and support our men and women in uniform.  U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, voted in favor of the bill.  The Senate and the House of Representatives must now reconcile their two versions of the bill before being sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law. 

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Collins, Heinrich Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to Protect U.S. Election Systems from Foreign Interference

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced bipartisan legislation to protect American election systems from foreign interference. The Securing America's Voting Equipment (SAVE) Act would help safeguard voting systems, registration data, and ballots from theft, manipulation, and malicious computer hackers. 

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Maine Delegation Welcomes Secretary of the Navy to Bath Iron Works

Bath, ME — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin welcomed the Secretary of the Navy to Bath Iron Works (BIW) today. Senators Collins and King invited Secretary Spencer to Maine so that he could see firsthand the excellent work performed by the highly skilled employees at BIW to build and maintain the Navy fleet.

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Funding for Important Infrastructure Project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Clears Key Hurdle

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee on which she serves approved $61.7 million in funding for a paint, blast, and rubber fabrication facility at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery. The funding was included in the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill at her request. 

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