Collins, Casey Introduce Bill to Expand Nutrition Assistance for Children and Mothers

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA) recently introduced legislation to extend nutrition assistance for vulnerable infants, children, and mothers across the country. The Wise Investment in our Children (WIC) Act would address a gap in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) that allows young children to age off vital nutrition assistance before they are eligible for school meals.


Senators Collins, Hassan Welcome Department of Labor Rule to Support Retirement Security, Call for Additional Action

Washington, D.C. — Last week, the Department of Labor announced a rule to expand the ability of small businesses to offer retirement savings plans to their employees. U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH)—who introduced legislation earlier this year that further helps Americans save for retirement—issued the following statement in response:


Senator Collins’ Statement on Brutal Attacks in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy

Bangor, ME—In response to the brutal attacks in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy, U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement:


“These brutal attacks, the third mass shooting in a week, are horrific.  I am grateful to the brave first responders in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy who quickly stopped the perpetrators of these vicious, hateful acts.


“Early reports suggest that the El Paso shooter was motivated by bigotry and a hateful white supremacist ideology. This evil is a threat to the fabric of our society.



King, Collins Introduce Bill to Reduce Energy Costs, Support Rural Maine Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Support Act, legislation that would support businesses that want to invest in energy efficiency technology, help diversify energy options for rural industries, and maximize Maine’s natural resources. The CHP Support Act reauthorizes and funds the CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships (TAP) program for the next five years – a program that has helped multiple Maine businesses install energy-efficient CHP equipment and save on energy costs.