Senate Votes to Permanently Reauthorize LWCF

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate approved a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as part of a public lands legislative package.  The legislation passed by a vote of 92-8 will now be considered by the House of Representatives



Senator Collins’ Statement on the Passing of Dick Gleason

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement on the passing of Dick Gleason, the president and owner of Gleason Media Services and the former Mayor of Auburn:


“I was deeply saddened by the passing of my friend, Dick Gleason.


“Dick was a champion for Auburn and gave back in countless ways to the community he was proud to call home. 



Maine Delegation Joins Bipartisan Group in Promoting U.S. Potato Industry in Ongoing China Trade Discussions

Washington, D.C. - As the United States and China conduct trade negotiations, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Jared Golden (D-ME) joined a bipartisan group in sending a letter to the Trump Administration asking that the U.S. potato industry be a priority in the ongoing talks. In the bipartisan, bicameral letter signed by 39 members, they noted that the inclusion of potatoes in any U.S.-China trade deal would create significant economic growth and result in new jobs.



Bill to Support UMaine’s Development of Innovative Infrastructure Materials—and Similar Research across the Nation—Introduced by Senators Collins, Whitehouse, and Alexander

Washington, D.C. –Around the country, communities face an urgent need to invest in more resilient roads, bridges, water systems, and other public works.  In recent years, civil engineers and scientists at institutions like the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center have made significant progress towards developing innovative materials to address this problem.  In an effort to support this promising field of research that could vastly improve infrastructure nationwide, U.S.


As Deadline for Administration’s Khashoggi Investigation Nears, Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Bill

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Todd Young (R-IN) Jack Reed (D-RI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Chris Murphy (D-CT)—today introduced the Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of 2019, comprehensive legislation to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of U.S. resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the Saudi-led coalition for its role in the devastating conflict in Yemen.