Senator Collins Highlights Importance of Aggressively Pursuing New International Markets for Maine Lobster & Seafood

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to the continued harm being caused to the U.S. lobster industry by escalating tariffs and international trade barriers, U.S. Senator Susan Collins wrote to the new Senior Advisor for Seafood Strategy at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to underscore the crucial importance of developing new and expanding existing markets for lobster and other American seafood. 



Collins, King Join Bipartisan Group in Introducing National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined a bipartisan group in introducing the National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act, legislation that would authorize the Treasury Department to mint coins in honor of the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum.  The museum is dedicated to highlighting and honoring past, present, and future law enforcement officers.



Collins, King Announce Nearly $1.4 Million for Head Start in York County

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that York County Community Action Corporation received $1,389,483 for its Head Start program.


“Head Start provides children with a strong educational foundation that allows them to grow and succeed,” Senators Collins and King said in a joint statement. “This important funding will help build an educational foundation for children in York County and provide parents with access to the services they need during their children’s formative years.”



Senators Collins, Markey Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Award Congressional Gold Medal to WWII Ghost Army

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 23rd Special Headquarters Troops and the 3133rd Signal Service Company, U.S. Army units that served in World War II and were known as the “Ghost Army.” These units were instrumental to Allied successes at the Battle of the Bulge and the final battles in Italy’s Po Valley.  Senator Angus King (I-ME) and eight other Senators are cosponsoring the bill.



Collins, Brown Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Our Nation’s Teachers

Washington, D.C. — To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) led a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success.  Their resolution passed the Senate by unanimous consent last night.