Collins, Reed Urge White House to Reverse LIHEAP Cuts

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to the White House transfer of $37 million in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to combat the coronavirus:


“Our priority is keeping people safe and healthy, but taking money from LIHEAP would have the opposite impact.  As a result of this $37 million cut, seniors and vulnerable families could be left out in the cold. 



Senator Collins Announces Nearly $17 Million for Railroad That Serves the Downeaster

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) has been awarded $16,867,281 for infrastructure upgrades to railways in Wells, North Berwick, and Brunswick.  This funding has been awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) fiscal year (FY) 2019 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program.



Collins, Heinrich Introduce Two-Generation Economic Empowerment Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the Two-Generation Economic Empowerment Act, a bipartisan bill to increase opportunities for families living in poverty. The legislation aligns and links existing systems and funding streams to target both parents and children with support aimed at increasing economic security, educational success, social capital, and the health and wellbeing of whole families.



SCAM ALERT: Check Fraud on the Rise

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Aging Committee, is warning of a sharp increase in cases of check fraud.  According to the FTC, reports of fake checks have grown by 65 percent since 2015.  In 2019, Americans reported more than 27,000 fake check scams with reported losses of more than $28 million.



Senators Collins, Tester Join Nationwide Public Schools Week Celebration

Washington, D.C. —U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jon Tester (D-MT) are joining students, teachers, and administrators from across the country to celebrate Public Schools Week, a nationwide initiative to highlight the importance of America’s public education system.  Senators Collins and Tester are leading the Senate resolution designating this week (February 24 – 28) as Public Schools Week.