Ensuring Students Have Access to Healthy Meals

One of the most crucial elements for ensuring that students are able to succeed in life and achieve their dreams is a quality education.  The ability of students to excel academically is influenced by caring teachers, involved parents, and modern educational resources, and our students’ ability to learn is also affected by whether or not they have the proper nutrition.


Collins, King, Pingree, and Poliquin Write to USDA Urging Purchase of Maine Wild Blueberries

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on behalf of the Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine requesting a bonus buy of Maine wild blueberries. Bonus buys help protect American farmers from unexpected market conditions by purchasing surplus goods and distributing them to food banks and other charitable institutions.


Collins Successfully Secures Protection for Prescription Paper Inserts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The fiscal year 2016 omnibus that was recently signed into law includes a provision authored by Senator Susan Collins that would block the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed E-labeling rule for prescribing information, which would be acutely felt by rural Americans in Maine and across our country.  This provision will protect paper inserts that are important tools for our pharmacists and health care professionals in charge of administering life-saving medications to our hardworking families and seniors.