More Than $14 Million in COVID-19 Financial Relief has been Awarded to Maine Farmers

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Maine farmers have been awarded a total of $14,062,098 to date to help offset the financial harm they have experienced due to COVID-19.  The funding is provided through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), created through the CARES Act, which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers.



Senator Collins Announces $900,000 for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians to Support and Expand Food Services Amid COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians has been awarded $900,000 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program to retrofit and expand an existing food service facility.  This funding was awarded through the CARES Act and will establish a food pantry to ensure the proper storage of perishable and nonperishable food items.



Senator Collins’ Statement on Tentative Agreement Reached by Union, BIW

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released this statement following reports that Local S6 and Bath Iron Works reached a tentative agreement on Saturday to end the ongoing strike:


“News of a tentative agreement is a positive development for the incredibly skilled workers at the shipyard who build the best ships in the world and are an essential asset to the Navy and thus our national security.   


“With the help of the federal mediator, I’m glad that both sides were able to work together to resolve differences.  


Senators Collins, King Announce $4 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis in Maine

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that medical organizations in Brewer, Portland, Skowhegan, and Bangor have received a total of $4 million to combat substance and opioid use disorders.  The funding was awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP).



Senators Collins, Hassan, Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Ensure Americans Receive Stimulus Payments

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced the Automatic Cash Assistance Act. This bipartisan bill would ensure that Social Security, Veterans Affairs (VA), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries receive the COVID-19 relief stimulus payments that they are entitled to. The bill is supported by DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and Paralyzed Veterans of America.