Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2019 Drug Take-Back Day


 For the first time, collection sites will accept vaping devices and associated substances.


Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 26th, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) announced the locations of the Maine collection sites.  Click HERE for the complete list of locations.



Senator Collins Recognizes Biddeford and Lewiston Mayors for Signing onto Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness

Biddeford, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, joined U.S. Housing and Urban Development New England Regional Administrator David Tille in recognizing Biddeford Mayor Alan Casavant and Lewiston Mayor Kristen Cloutier for signing onto the Mayor’s Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.



Senator Collins, HUD Administrator, Local Officials Announce Nearly $15M to Reduce Lead Hazards in Maine

Biddeford, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, participated in a press conference at Biddeford City Hall today announcing $14,811,466 to support lead abatement projects by the City of Biddeford, the City of Lewiston, the City of Portland, and the Maine State Housing Authority.  This funding, which was awarded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), will help protect Maine children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards.



Senator Collins Attends York County Elder Abuse Conference

Kennebunkport, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, delivered remarks at the York County Elder Abuse Task Force Annual Conference this morning.  The conference was attended by approximately 100 members of the community, including financial professionals, social workers, advocates, local government officials, direct elder support individuals, health care professionals, and law enforcement.



Senator Collins Congratulates Jessica Meir on First All-Female Spacewalk

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins congratulated fellow Caribou native Dr. Jessica Meir on participating in the first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station this morning.


“Dr. Jessica Meir, the first Maine woman in space, continued to make history today by embarking on her first spacewalk, which was also NASA's first all-female spacewalk. Jessica and her team worked to replace a critical battery unit that failed over the weekend.