Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Resolution Condemning Atrocities Against Rohingya in Burma

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today in introducing a bipartisan resolution that highlights the horrific acts of violence against the Rohingya people in Burma. Underscoring the ongoing humanitarian crisis that followed the brutal crackdown by Burmese security elements in Rohingya communities in 2017, the resolution calls for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to make a determination on whether these crimes constitute genocide.

 

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $100,000 for Passamaquoddy Tribe’s Economic Impact Study

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $100,000 to the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township to fund a study for a potential hydrogen-powered Business/Internet/Data Center on the Passamaquoddy reservation.  Results of this study will identify the resources necessary for sustainable operations—including workforce development, capital, business management, legal services, and administrative support—which will help diversify the regional economy.

 

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Senator Collins Announces Falmouth Native Selected to Senate Page Program

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that she has nominated Falmouth native John Bishop Wahlig III for the United States Senate Page Program for the spring of 2019.  John was appointed to the program by Senator Collins following a competitive selection process.  He is the son of John and Jennifer Wahlig of Falmouth.

 

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill Backed by Collins, King

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the FIRST Step Act, a bipartisan bill cosponsored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine), among others. The legislation, which passed by a vote of 87-12, would improve fairness in sentencing of federal crimes, promote public safety, and reduce recidivism. The bill was introduced by U.S.

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Senator Collins’ Statement on Senator Alexander’s Retirement

Washington, D.C. – Following the announcement by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) that he will not seek reelection in 2020, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) released this statement:

 

“Lamar Alexander is an extraordinarily effective member of the U.S. Senate, with a strong record of bipartisan accomplishments that take aim at the problems facing the American people.  Simply put, he is a great Senator.  Throughout his Senate service, Lamar has repeatedly demonstrated exemplary leadership on our nation’s most pressing issues.

 

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Provisions Authored by Senators Collins, Brown to Support Local Farming Programs to Be Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. – In a win for our nation’s farmers and local food production, several provisions authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) from the Local Farms and Regional Market Supply (FARMS) Act were included in the 2018 Farm Bill.  The bill passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support and now awaits the President’s signature. 

 

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Senate Unanimously Passes Collins, King Resolution Marking December 15, 2018, as “Wreaths Across America Day”

Washington, D.C. - The Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King designating Saturday, December 15, 2018, as “Wreaths Across America Day.” On December 15, a convoy of volunteers is scheduled to arrive at Arlington National Cemetery to lay Maine-made balsam wreaths at the headstones of American veterans interred there.

 

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