Washington, D.C. — Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) that will help reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been signed into law. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act will allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to dismiss bad employees and ensure appropriate due process protections for whistleblowers.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, and Angus King (I-ME), announced today that the Fryeburg and Chelsea Fire Departments have been awarded a total of $249,911 in grant funding through the latest round of grants awarded under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Fryeburg Fire Department will receive $230,101 for firefighter protective turnout gear, firefighter breathing apparatus, and training. The Chelsea Fire Department will receive $19,810 for two thermal imaging cameras.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins appeared on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily” with host Chuck Todd to discuss today’s release of the Senate health care bill.
A transcript of the interview follows:
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, applauded a new report released today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on cognitive decline and dementia titled, “Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia: A Way Forward.”
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) reintroduced the School Food Modernization Act today. Their bipartisan bill would establish a loan guarantee, grant, and technical assistance program to help schools provide healthier meals to students across the country.
“The bill aims to reduce the $7.7 trillion gap the Center for Retirement Research says exists between what Americans have saved and what they need to retain their standard of living after they retire.”
“‘As the chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, ensuring that more people are better prepared for retirement is one of my top priorities,’ Collins said.”
By: Steve Collins
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the City of Lewiston will be awarded $3,000,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant funding and $400,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The city will use the funding to help address lead hazards in 220 housing units, providing safer homes for low- and very low-income families with children.