Senator Collins Meets with Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins met privately today with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the President’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States, for more than two hours in her Washington office.


Following their meeting, Senator Collins released this statement:



Senator Collins Congratulates Auburn Police Chief Crowell on His Distinguished Law Enforcement Career

Auburn, ME - At a retirement ceremony for Auburn Police Chief Phil Crowell, Jr., U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks congratulating him on his 25 years of distinguished service in law enforcement.  Senator Collins also presented Chief Crowell with a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol.  Chief Crowell was recently appointed to be Auburn’s new Assistant City Manager.


Senators Collins, King Announce Funding to Support Firefighter Programs


WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, and Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Caucus, announced that six town fire departments, as well as the Maine Firefighting Academy in Brunswick, will receive funding from the latest round of grants to support firefighting training practices, protective gear, and technology through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.


Fighting for Maine’s Lobster Industry

Lobstering has served as an economic engine and a family tradition in Maine for generations, helping to support the livelihoods of thousands of families in our state through fishing, processing, and shipping. Approximately 150 million pounds of lobster are caught each year in U.S. waters at a value of more than $500 million, representing one of our country’s most valuable catches. 



Following Senator Collins' Advocacy, Provision to Combat IRS Scams Passes Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, authored a provision in the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Appropriations Minibus commending the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s (TIGTA) work to combat IRS scams and urging TIGTA to continue to prioritize this work to pursue fraudsters.