Legislation to Strengthen National Defense Passes Senate with Provisions Championed by Senator Collins

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 86 to 8.  This legislation will strengthen our national defense and support our men and women in uniform.  U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, voted in favor of the bill.  The bill now heads to the House of Representatives. 



Collins, Stabenow Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fund New Community Partnerships to Address High Rate of Maternal and Infant Mortality

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act, a bipartisan bill to provide funding for new community partnerships to address the high rate of maternal and infant mortality. The United States has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world and one of the highest rates of infant mortality.



Legislation to Reduce Cost of Prescription Drugs, Health Care Clears Senate Hurdle with Senator Collins’ Strong Support

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 passed the Health Committee today by a vote of 20-3.  Senator Collins, a member of the Committee, has advocated for this bipartisan legislation to reduce the cost of health care and prescription drugs.  The bill will now be considered by the full Senate.