WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Senate passed the RAISE Family Caregivers Act, introduced by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), this evening. The legislation must now be considered by the House of Representatives.
“Wreaths Across America is a powerful demonstration of respect and appreciation for our veterans – both those that we’ve lost and those still with us.”
Every day, approximately 800 women around the world die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, more than 17,000 children under five years old will die each day of treatable conditions such as prematurity, pneumonia, and diarrhea—with malnutrition being the underlying cause in nearly half of those deaths.
"The conflicts of the 21st Century and the evolution of our armed forces during that time have underscored one essential truth: given the proper resources, the training and equipment, the Army National Guard can meet any challenge and carry out any mission, whether here at home or overseas."
“I am honored to have been named to this task force. It is vital that the United States continue to provide global leadership in the areas of maternal, newborn, and child health.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, voted in favor of the bipartisan Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a $305 billion, fully funded five-year surface transportation bill that would reauthorize our nation’s highway, transit, rail and safety programs. The legislation passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support (83-16) this evening.
“Tonight, I voted in opposition to the Budget Reconciliation Act because this legislation would totally prohibit federal funding, including Medicaid funds, for Planned Parenthood. It would likely result in the shutdown of virtually all Planned Parenthood clinics in our country, depriving millions of women of access to basic healthcare and forcing them to give up the health provider of their choice."
“I was very impressed with the Bedard family’s commitment to quality service, use of cutting edge medical technology, and their targeted efforts to help specialize care for Maine’s seniors.”
WASHINGTON, D.C.—United States Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King, member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today announced an award of $469,000 to the Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding will support the Marine Engine Testing and Emissions Laboratory (METEL) at MMA.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Co-Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, and Angus King, a member of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin accepting applications for grant funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program on Monday, December 7th at 8:00 a.m. The application period will close on January 15, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.