Senator Collins Backs Resolution to Establish a Human Rights Commission in Honor of the Late Senator John McCain

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) cosponsored a bipartisan resolution to establish a John S. McCain III Human Rights Commission, which would provide a forum to examine human rights violations through regular hearings and briefings and promote human rights initiatives in the Senate.


The resolution was introduced by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Ed Markey (D-MA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ).



Senators Collins, King, and Kaine Introduce Legislation to Protect LGBTQ Americans from Housing Discrimination

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019, legislation that would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the classes protected from discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to ensure equal housing opportunities for all Americans. The FHA prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability but not sexual orientation or gender identity.


Senator Collins Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Deter Foreign Interference in American Elections

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Intelligence Committee, cosponsored the Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines (DETER) Act. The bipartisan legislation sends a powerful message to any foreign nation seeking to disrupt our elections that if it attacks American candidates, campaigns, or voting infrastructure, it will face severe consequences.