Senator Collins Attends York County Elder Abuse Conference

Kennebunkport, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, delivered remarks at the York County Elder Abuse Task Force Annual Conference this morning.  The conference was attended by approximately 100 members of the community, including financial professionals, social workers, advocates, local government officials, direct elder support individuals, health care professionals, and law enforcement.



Senator Collins Congratulates Jessica Meir on First All-Female Spacewalk

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins congratulated fellow Caribou native Dr. Jessica Meir on participating in the first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station this morning.


“Dr. Jessica Meir, the first Maine woman in space, continued to make history today by embarking on her first spacewalk, which was also NASA's first all-female spacewalk. Jessica and her team worked to replace a critical battery unit that failed over the weekend.



Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $1 Million for Restorative Justice Project of Midcoast Maine

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that Restorative Justice Project in Belfast has been awarded $924,307 through the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction Program (CBCR).  The funding will be used to develop and implement a strategic, collaborative, and community-oriented plan to reduce crime.



Maine Delegation Announce $892,586 to Reimburse Portland, Preble Street, and Jewish Community Alliance for Costs of Caring for Asylum Seekers

The Portland family shelter received the second-largest award in the country


Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced today that the City of Portland Family Shelter, Preble Street Resource Center, and the Jewish Community Alliance received a total of $892,586.  The funding was awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).



Senators Collins, King Join Bipartisan Call for Immediate Discharge of Outstanding Federal Student Loans for Permanently Disabled Americans

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined Chris Coons (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with U.S. Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Don Young (R-AK), in sending a letter urging U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, U.S.