Collins, King, Pingree Push U.S. Trade Representative on EU Tariff Relief for Lobster Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) urged U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to continue to prioritize a trade deal with the European Union (E.U.) that would reduce or eliminate E.U. tariffs on Maine lobster. Collins, King, and Pingree have repeatedly pressed the USTR to prioritize lobster in trade negotiations, as the U.S. industry has been adversely impacted by several international trade policies.


Collins, Duckworth Push for Federal Assistance for Communities Struggling With Stranded Nuclear Waste

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) sent a bipartisan letter to leadership of both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to prioritize federal assistance to communities who are struggling with nuclear waste.  Due to the federal government’s inability to find a permanent solution to store spent nuclear fuel, communities around the country with closed nuclear power plants have become unwilling interim storage sites for stranded nuclear waste.



Collins, King Back Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today joined a number of their colleagues in introducing bipartisan legislation to support and expand programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a collaborative effort across the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont to use market-based tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.