Funding to Redevelop Brownfields Clears Key Senate Hurdle Following Senator Collins’ Advocacy

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, secured more than $47 million in grant funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Program as well as an additional $80 million to help states and Native American tribes redevelop brownfields sites.  The funding was included in the Appropriations Minibus that recently passed the Senate by an overwhelming majority of 83 to 15 and will now be considered by the U.S.


Senators Collins, King Oppose Harmful House Provision in Final Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. – In advance of Farm Bill conference committee negotiations, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined a group of 32 Senators in sending a bipartisan letter to Senate Agriculture Committee leaders urging them to reject an amendment that was included in the House Farm Bill.  The amendment, offered by Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), would require state and local governments to accept products from other states even if those products violate standards and regulations enacted in the importing state.



Senators Collins, King Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing Bill to Recognize ‘Hidden Figures’ for Contributions to U.S. Leadership During Space Race

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined a bipartisan group of 47 Senators in introducing legislation to award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden and to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. The bill serves to commend these women for their contributions to NASA’s success during the Space Race and highlight their broader impact on society, paving the way for women, especially women of color, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.