U.S. Senators Collins and King Announce $185,400 for New Beginnings in Lewiston

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Lewiston non-profit New Beginnings, Inc. will receive $185,400 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to help expand New Beginnings’ outreach services and support their work to improve the lives of homeless as well as runaway youth and families in crisis. New Beginnings’ outreach program connects with youth who live outside the traditional service system in high-poverty urban and rural areas in central and western Maine.


Senator Collins’ Statement on Donald Trump’s Remarks

Washington, D.C. — Following the release of remarks made by Donald Trump in 2005, Senator Collins released this statement:

“Donald Trump's lewd comments are the latest in a series of remarks he has made ranging from inappropriate to reprehensible that demonstrate why he is unsuitable for the presidency.  It was comments like these, including the statements he made about John McCain, a disabled reporter, the family of a fallen soldier and more, that caused me to decide this summer that I could not support his candidacy.”


Collins, King Announce $20 Million in Low-Interest Loans for Rural Maine Communities

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that CEI in Brunswick has received a direct loan of $20 million as a Re-Lender through USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program. As a Re-Lender, CEI will use the loan to distribute low fixed interest rate loans to purchase, construct, or improve community facilities, such as libraries or senior centers, in high-poverty, rural communities.


Collins, King Congratulate Robin Alden of Stonington on White House Recognition as a “Champion of Change”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today congratulated Robin Alden of Stonington, a former Commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, on being named a “Champion of Change for Sustainable Seafood” by the White House. Robin is one of 12 people from across the country to receive the award, which recognizes local leaders who have devoted themselves to helping the United States become a global leader in sustainable seafood management.