A Nation Built On Service

The American spirit was born on July 4th, 1776, when 56 patriots gathered in Philadelphia.  The Declaration of Independence they had crafted with care and forged by vigorous debate was considered an act of high treason against a king.  At the same time, it was an act of supreme loyalty to the highest aspirations of mankind – the unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


Provision Providing Relief To Maine Summer Camps Adopted In Senate Appropriations Bill

      WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has adopted a provision to ensure that summer camps providing interstate transportation as an incidental part of their business are not treated as transportation service providers. The provision was adopted within the Fiscal Year 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill and must now be considered by the full Senate.


Intelligence Committee Adopts Collins Provision Requiring Damage Assessment Of Federal Cyber-Breaches, Including OPM

WASHINGTON, D.C.—To address the recent cyber-breach at the Office of Personnel Management and the troubling pattern of cyber-intrusions into government networks, U.S. Senator Collins, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, authored an important provision that was unanimously adopted by the Committee this afternoon as part of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. The legislation will now be considered by the full Senate.