Senator Collins Participates in Hospice of Southern Maine Groundbreaking Ceremony

Scarborough, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, delivered remarks at the groundbreaking of a new hospice center in Scarborough last night.  This building will help Hospice of Southern Maine (HSM) address the growing demand for end-of-life care in Southern Maine and consolidate over 120 staff from two other leased buildings on Route 1 in Scarborough.



Collins, King Announce Nearly $2 Million for Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,925,328 to Maine’s state-level Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will fund efforts to improve diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention programs throughout Maine.



Senators Collins, Brown, Representatives Pingree, Fortenberry Introduce Bill to Help Schools Access Locally Grown Foods

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Kids Eat Local Act, legislation to help increase schools’ access to locally grown foods by providing flexibility around the use of geographic preference in the National School Lunch Program. This would make it easier for schools to source “locally grown, locally raised, and locally caught” food and farm products for their meal programs. U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) have introduced companion legislation in the U.S.


Collins, Feinstein: Makeup Containing Asbestos Shows Why FDA Needs Recall Authority

Washington, D.C.U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the following statement after makeup sold at Claire’s, a retail chain popular with children and teenagers, was found to contain asbestos:


“Recent news that makeup containing asbestos was sold by Claire’s and Beauty Plus highlights why we must pass the Personal Care Products Safety Act. The FDA still lacks the authority to recall personal care products that threaten public health, and our bill fixes that.



Senator Collins Ranks 2nd Most Bipartisan Senator in the History of the Index

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University have released their new overall Lifetime Scores on the Bipartisan Index.  The rankings include all U.S. Senators who have served since 1993.
Due to a very high score in the 115th Congress, Senator Collins is now ranked the 2nd most bipartisan Senator in the 26-year history of the index.  
For the last six consecutive years, Senator Collins has been ranked the most bipartisan current member of the United States Senate.