Senators Collins, Nelson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Americans Save for Retirement

Washington, D.C. — In an effort to make it easier for Americans to save the money they will need for retirement, U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced the Retirement Security Act today. Their bipartisan legislation would help small businesses offer retirement plans to their employees and encourage individuals to save more for retirement. 


Maine Delegation Asks for Forfeited Groundfish Permits of New Bedford Fisherman to Be Redistributed Throughout the Northeast

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Collins and King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking that the thirteen groundfish permits forfeited by Carlos Rafael – a New Bedford fisherman who has plead guilty to 28 federal counts of tax evasion, falsifying fishing quotas and conspiracy – be redistributed to fishermen throughout the Northeast, not only New Bedford.



Senator Collins Announces $600,000 for I-95 Diverging Diamond Project in Bangor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $600,000 to the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT). The funding will be used to support the project design activities for a Diverging Diamond Interchange on I-95 in Bangor.


Supporting America’s Military Caregivers

Sen. Susan M. Collins

The effects of military service often do not end with a tour of duty. For some veterans and their families, the journey may extend for a lifetime. For those veterans bearing both the visible and invisible scars of conflict, the transition home is often not easy. Recovery, too, can take decades. Along the way, mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, and other family members and friends step in to serve.


Collins, King Announce $856,300 in Funding to Support Maine Arts Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will award a total of $856,300 in grant funding to arts programs throughout Maine to encourage artistic creativity and foster innovation in Maine communities. The grants will support a wide range of programs that support public art, museums, and performances.