Collins, Menendez, Feinstein Lead Bipartisan Resolution Congratulating U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team on Historic Victory

Washington, D.C. – As the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) was being cheered by thousands of fans at the ticker tape parade in New York City, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) led their colleagues in introducing a bipartisan resolution congratulating the team for winning the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The resolution also highlights the Senate’s solidarity with the team as they fight for equal pay.

 

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Senator Collins: DOJ Should Defend ACA, Protections for Pre-Existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit hears oral arguments on a case that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Health Committee, again urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to defend critical consumer protections for pre-existing conditions and reconsider its position of urging the court to strike down the entire ACA. 

 

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Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Effort to Honor Fallen Journalists

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in cosponsoring legislation introduced by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to establish a new memorial to honor fallen journalists.  The privately funded memorial would be constructed on federal lands within Washington, D.C., to honor journalists, photographers, and broadcasters who have been killed in the line of duty.

 

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Bipartisan Bill to Help Communities Like Wiscasset with Stranded Nuclear Waste Introduced in the Senate

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the Sensible, Timely Relief for America’s Nuclear Districts’ Economic Development (STRANDED) Act.  The legislation would address the impacts of stranded nuclear waste by providing federal assistance to communities around the country that are burdened with storing this spent fuel.  Senators Angus King (I-ME), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are original cosponsors of the bill.

 

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Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Bill to Renew and Expand Emerging Farm to School Efforts

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), David Perdue (R-GA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), introduced legislation to extend a key nutrition program for school-aged children.  The bipartisan Farm to School Act of 2019 would increase the federal resources committed to helping bring fresh, local foods to schools nationwide.  It also helps set the stage for action as Congress begins the process of reauthorizing child nutrition programs.

 

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