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.
WASHINGTON – Responding to the request for two fiscal year 2021 Arleigh-Burke class (DDG-51) destroyers —a ship built at Bath Iron Works in Maine—in the President’s FY 2021 budget request, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on which U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) serve, today released the third volume in the Committee’s bipartisan investigation into Russian election interference, “U.S. Government Response to Russian Activities.” The report examines the Obama Administration’s reaction to initial reports of election interference and the steps officials took or did not take to deter Russia’s activities.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Intelligence Committee, announced today that she will cosponsor the revised war powers resolution (S.J.Res.68) drafted by Senator Tim Kaine:
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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the fiscal year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes $730 billion for national defense, has been signed into law.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen announced that a $157,949,610 contract was awarded to Cianbro Corp. of Pittsfield, Maine, for construction of a super flood basin and extending portal crane rails for Dry Dock #1 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery. As members of the Appropriations Committee, Senators Collins and Shaheen secured this funding in the fiscal year 2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
Washington, D.C. — Following reports of ISIS terrorists in Syria escaping from detention facilities run by America’s Kurdish partners in the Syrian Defense Forces (SDF), U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) requested additional information from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Intelligence Committee, released this statement following President Trump’s announcement of a U.S. Special Forces operation in northwestern Syria that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, bipartisan legislation that would task a National Criminal Justice Commission to assess the entire criminal justice system and propose reforms to address the most pressing issues.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement following reports that Turkey has begun a military offensive in Syria:
“On Monday, I said that President Trump's decision to abandon the Kurds, our major ally in the fight against ISIS, was terribly unwise. Today, we are seeing the consequences of that terrible decision. If the reports of Turkish strikes in Syria are accurate, I fear our allies the Kurds could be slaughtered.”
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Washington, D.C. —Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee, on which U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) serve, released the second volume in the Committee’s bipartisan investigation into Russia’s attempts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement following the announcement of President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria:
“This is a terribly unwise decision by the President to abandon our Kurdish allies, who have been our major partner in the fight against the Islamic State.”
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that a $59,397,989 contract was awarded to Methuen Construction Company to build a paint, blast, and rubber consolidation facility at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY). As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Collins secured this funding in the fiscal year 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins joined a bipartisan group of seven Senators in calling on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates to fulfill his country’s $750 million commitment to the United Nations to help fund critical programs aimed at alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. In the letter, the members warn that critical programs that provide vaccinations, food, fuel, and medicine are at risk, jeopardizing hundreds of thousands more lives in Yemen.
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Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the full committee advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 defense funding bill with provisions she championed that will benefit Bath Iron Works. The bill now heads to the full Senate.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced a bipartisan resolution to force a vote to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration and uphold the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution.
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Senate has designated July 26, 2019, as “United States Intelligence Professionals Day,” following passage of a bipartisan resolution cosponsored by every member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, including U.S.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Huawei Prohibition Act of 2019, legislation to ensure that Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is not removed from the Commerce Department’s Entity List of sanctioned companies until after the Secretary of Commerce certifies that the company no longer poses a national security threat.
Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 86 to 8. This legislation 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 bill now heads to the House of Representatives.
Bath, ME — Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) delivered remarks at the USS Daniel Inouye (DDG-118) christening ceremony at Bath Iron Works (BIW). Governor Janet Mills and U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) also spoke at the event. The christening ceremony was attended by members of Senator Inouye’s family and Navy officials.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Intelligence Committee, and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), introduced legislation to secure our elections by providing training to state and local election officials. As adversaries continue to target our elections, the jobs of election administrators has become more complex and demanding.