Maine Delegation’s Statement on China’s Exemption for Lobster Tariff

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden issued a joint statement in response to reports that China has decided to establish a one-year exclusion process for certain U.S. goods imported into China.  Live lobster is included as one of the 696 US-origin products eligible for a tariff exemption.  



Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers Authored by Collins, Baldwin

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate unanimously passed legislation authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers.  The Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019 now awaits consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives.


This bipartisan bill would authorize $10 million annually for the Lifespan Respite Care program from fiscal year 2020 through fiscal year 2024.



Senator Collins Announces Nearly $1.5 Million for Portland International Jetport

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Portland International Jetport has been awarded $1,480,000 to construct a new 250 foot Taxiway to efficiently transit aircraft from Runway 11, make repairs to Taxiway A, and complete rehabilitation of the service road.  This funding was awarded through the U.S.