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. 

Senator Collins, Bipartisan Group Call On United Arab Emirates to Fulfill Funding Commitment to Prevent Thousands of Deaths in Yemen

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.


Senators Collins, Romney, Rubio Introduce Bill to Protect U.S. from China’s Huawei Threat

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.


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

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. 



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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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 Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020 on a unanimous and bipartisan 15-0 vote.  The bill, which includes key provisions authored by both Senators Collins and King, authorizes funding and enables comprehensive, congressional oversight for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).


Senator Collins Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Deter Foreign Interference in American Elections

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Intelligence Committee, cosponsored the Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines (DETER) Act. The bipartisan legislation sends a powerful message to any foreign nation seeking to disrupt our elections that if it attacks American candidates, campaigns, or voting infrastructure, it will face severe consequences.



Collins, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Children in National Guard and Reserve Families

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation today to support children in National Guard and Reserve families. Currently, children of National Guard and Reserve members are excluded from the Military Student Identifier program, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which requires states to identify students from military families in school records to ensure that schools and teachers know which students have parents in the military to help accommodate any additional needs.


Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Legislation to Strengthen Cybersecurity Risk Management at Publicly Traded Companies


Washington, D.C. - In an effort to better protect customers, increase transparency for investors, and ensure public companies are prioritizing cybersecurity and data privacy, U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Warner (D-VA), John Kennedy (R-LA), and Doug Jones (D-AL) in introducing the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2019.  Senator Collins is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. 



As Deadline for Administration’s Khashoggi Investigation Nears, Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Bill

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Todd Young (R-IN) Jack Reed (D-RI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Chris Murphy (D-CT)—today introduced the Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of 2019, comprehensive legislation to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of U.S. resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the Saudi-led coalition for its role in the devastating conflict in Yemen.



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