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.


Collins, Murphy Announce Bipartisan Climate Bill to Combat Super Pollutants

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced the Super Pollutants Act of 2019, a bipartisan climate bill that aims to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). The legislation would reduce SLCPs in the atmosphere by enabling federal agencies to set up a taskforce with businesses and non-profits to speed the adoption of SLCP-reducing technologies and policies, while supporting American-led innovations and calling for emission reductions. U.S.