Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that would make all veterans with service-connected disabilities eligible for free, lifetime entry to United States national parks. The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act, which the Senators introduced last year, now awaits consideration by the U.S.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Maine farmers have been awarded a total of $7.46 million thus far to help offset the financial harm they have experienced due to COVID-19. The funding is provided through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), created through the CARES Act, which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden announced today that Native Maine Produce & Specialty Foods, a Westbrook distribution company, was awarded $1.35 million to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
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Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Aging Committee, is warning Mainers to be on alert for increased cybercrime during the ongoing pandemic. Scammers are sending fraudulent emails and text messages, a practice known as “phishing,” to attempt to get victims to divulge personal information or to deliver malware to their personal computers and smartphones.
Washington D.C. – This week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Susan Collins commemorating today, June 19, 2020, as “Juneteenth Independence Day,” the observance of the end of slavery in the United States.
This week, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Collins to fully fund the LWCF, a program that has provided the refuge with more than $23 million.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins joined a group of her colleagues led by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in introducing the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. The legislation provides long-term solutions focused on police reform, accountability, and transparency, while also promoting efforts to find solutions to systemic issues affecting people of color such as education and health disparities.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, both members of the National Service Caucus, joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing legislation to expand national service programs significantly to help the country respond to and recover from the public health, economic, and social crises facing the nation in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision that the administration cannot immediately proceed with its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that protects approximately 700,000 Dreamers:
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is positive news for the Dreamers in Maine and across our nation who were brought to the U.S. as children and who know no other country as their home.
“I have long supported a path to citizenship for Dreamers.