Senators Collins, King Join Bipartisan Group of 47 Senators in Urging Trump Administration to Withdraw Proposed SNAP Rule

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined a bipartisan group of 47 Senators in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture expressing their concerns about the Department’s proposal to make harmful changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), urging the Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to withdraw the proposal.



Senators Collins, Feinstein Introduce Legislation to Create Smithsonian Women’s History Museum

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum Act, a bipartisan bill to establish an American women’s history museum in our nation’s capital.  U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.



DHS to Issue 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas to Support Small Businesses Following Advocacy from Senators Collins and King

Washington, D.C. — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that an additional 30,000 H-2B visas will be made available to employers across the country to fill seasonal jobs – double the number of additional visas allotted in the past two years – for returning workers awarded a seasonal visa in at least one of the last three fiscal years.  Earlier this month, U.S.


Senators Collins, King Announce More than $900,000 for Head Start in Kennebec and Somerset Counties

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) received $921,395 for its Early Head Start program in Kennebec and Somerset Counties.


“Head Start programs are instrumental in ensuring that children cultivate new skills and receive educational opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement.  “We welcome this important investment in Maine families in Kennebec and Somerset counties.”



Reducing the Cost of Prescription Drugs

While driving with two of her sons in the car recently, Michelle Dehetre, a mother of five from Lewiston who has Type 1 diabetes, had a frightening experience that has become all too common for her: she began to feel very faint.  Fortunately, no one was injured, and paramedics quickly arrived on the scene to take her to the emergency room. 



Bipartisan Improving HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act Introduced by Collins, Stabenow, Markey, Capito, Menendez

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ed Markey (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced the bipartisan Improving HOPE (Health, Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer’s Act. Thanks to a successful bipartisan push by lawmakers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced in November 2016 that Medicare would begin covering new care plans in 2017, effectively implementing the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act.