Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Call for Continued Funding of Land and Water Conservation Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) co-led a bipartisan coalition of 48 senators, including Senator Angus King (I-ME) in urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Forest Legacy Program, the nation’s federal conservation program, as they begin considerations for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Senator Collins Leads Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Our Nation's Teachers

Washington, D.C. - To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their work to prepare students for success. The resolution passed the Senate by unanimous consent.

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Senators Collins and Baldwin Introduce Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), introduced the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2017, legislation to support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers. Their bipartisan bill would authorize $15 million per year over the next five years for the Lifespan Respite Care program, which allows full-time caregivers to take a temporary break from their responsibilities caring for aging or disabled loved ones.

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Senators Collins, King and Representative Pingree Urge Administration to Prioritize Maintenance Dredging of York Harbor, Saco River

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget and the acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, who oversees the Army Corps of Engineers, urging them to prioritize the critical need for maintenance dredging of York Harbor and the Saco River. Neither site has been dredged in more than two decades, creating significant safety and navigational access concerns.

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Senator Susan Collins’ Statement Following Briefing from Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after attending a briefing by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on his decision to appoint a Special Counsel to oversee the Department of Justice’s investigation into Russian actions to influence America’s presidential elections and whether or not there was collusion between the Russians and President Trump’s campaign.

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King, Collins, Durbin, Portman, Brown, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Under Medicaid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) have introduced  the Medicaid Coverage for Addiction Recovery Expansion (Medicaid CARE) Act, bipartisan legislation that would expand access to substance abuse treatment for tens of thousands of Medicaid beneficiaries across the country.

 

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Senate Committee Passes Legislation to Reauthorize Fire & Emergency Response Grant Programs

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) passed legislation yesterday cosponsored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), John McCain (R-AZ), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Tom Carper (D-DE) that would reauthorize the highly successful Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs though Fiscal Year 2023.

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