Senators Collins, King Announce $400,000 to Support Rural Child Care

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that Coastal Enterprises, Inc., (CEI) has been awarded $400,000 to implement the Incubating Child Care Centers in Rural Maine Project, an innovative five-year financing, social enterprise, business development, and workforce initiative. This project seeks to provide capital and technical assistance to start-up child care businesses in Maine’s economically disadvantaged rural counties.



Senator Collins Records Radio Actuality Warning Mainers of Social Security Scam

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Aging Committee, is cautioning seniors to be on guard against a pernicious scam that seeks to rob them of their hard-earned savings.  Mainers have reported receiving calls that appear to be from the Social Security Administration informing them that their Social Security number has been compromised.  The scammers claim they need additional information from the victim to verify their identity. 


The transcript of Senator Collins’ radio actuality is below:



Senator Collins’ Statement on Plans for Syria Withdrawal

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement following the announcement of President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria:


“This is a terribly unwise decision by the President to abandon our Kurdish allies, who have been our major partner in the fight against the Islamic State.”


Senators Collins, Murphy Call on EPA to Rescind Methane Proposal

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), along with U.S. Representatives Scott Peters (CA-52) and Matt Gaetz (FL-1), on Friday wrote in strong opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to modify the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), an Obama administration regulation to limit methane emissions from new, reconstructed, and modified sources in the oil and gas sector.


Senator Collins Secures Funding for Maine Lobster Industry, Fisheries Research and Management Efforts

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced that the full committee advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) funding bill by a vote of 31-0.  The legislation includes provisions championed by Senator Collins to support Maine’s lobster industry and fisheries, as well as the National Sea Grant Program and other aquaculture research efforts.



Senators Collins, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bills to Lower Energy Costs for Consumers, Increase Energy Efficiency

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) last week introduced the bipartisan Home Energy Savings Act to help lower energy costs for families and reduce carbon emissions by reinstating and strengthening a tax credit for energy efficient home upgrades.


The bipartisan group will also introduce the New Home Energy Efficiency Act to help incentivize greater energy efficiency in the construction of new homes.