Washington, DC - To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success. The resolution passed the Senate by unanimous consent.
One of the greatest privileges I enjoy while serving Maine in the United States Senate is the opportunity to meet outstanding young people from our state who have devoted part of their busy lives to carrying on Maine’s strong tradition of community service. I always come away from these meetings inspired by their commitment and encouraged for the future of our State and our nation.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins voted in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, legislation that would give Congress the ability to review and vote on any final nuclear agreement between the Administration and Iran. Senator Collins, a cosponsor of the legislation, released the following statement after today’s vote:
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Susan Collins questioned newly confirmed Attorney General Loretta Lynch this morning during a hearing of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Budget Request for the 2016 fiscal year. The Senator’s questioning focused in part on the current status of the DOJ’s efforts to combat fraudulent scams targeting our nation’s seniors, a topic investigated last month in the Senate Aging Committee, which Senator Collins chairs.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins questioned top Navy officials during this morning’s hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Budget Request for the 2016 fiscal year. The Senator focused on the viability of the Navy’s 30 year-shipbuilding plan and the status of the DoD’s current efforts to preserve a robust shipbuilding industrial base. Today’s panel included Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Navy plans to provide $9.8 million for Operations and Maintenance funding for a repair and modernization project at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine.
Specifically, the project will include repairs to the pump well on one of PNSY’s dry docks, electrical system repairs, and repairs to the fire protection system.
Washington, DC— U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued the following statement after her vote in support of the conference agreement on the Budget Resolution, which passed the Senate by a vote of 51-48 today:
Washington, D.C. – In a feature story today, The Boston Globe profiled Senator Collins and her important role as a bipartisan dealmaker in the United States Senate. The story focused heavily on the Senator’s negotiating skills, ability to forge compromise with members on both sides of the aisle, and willingness to cultivate discussion to move legislation forward.
Washington, D.C. – During a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins questioned the nation’s top health officials on the advancement of precision medicine as well as the opportunities and challenges presented by this new frontier in American medicine. Precision medicine is an exciting approach to disease prevention and treatment that effectively tailors medical treatment to the individual genetic profile of each patient.
Washington, DC: U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King congratulated the Loyal Biscuit Co., a small business in Maine, on their selection as the State Small Business Award Winner of 2015. This award, a part of U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 52nd National Small Business Week (May 4-8), highlights the impact and accomplishments of American small businesses.