Senator Collins Introduces Bipartisan Fix to Increase Government Accountability:

  WASHINGTON — United States Senator Susan Collins, along with a bipartisan delegation of her Senate colleagues, filed a bipartisan amendment today that will increase government accountability by providing much-needed authority for our nation’s inspectors general (IG). This amendment will help to ensure that these government agency watchdogs can perform their responsibilities in an efficient and independent manner.

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MAINE DELEGATION ANNOUNCES SERVICE ACADEMY INFORMATION NIGHT

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The offices of Maine’s Congressional Delegation will host a Military Academy Seminar in cooperation with the Maine Maritime Academy in Portland on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, from 6 – 8:30 PM. Registration is from 5:30 – 6 PM.

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Collins, Leahy, Burr, and Shaheen Head Bipartisan Letter, Signed by Majority Of Senate's Members, Pressing For Permanent Authorization and Strong Investment In the Nation's Premier Land and Water Conservation Program

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the expiration of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) fast approaching, a bipartisan coalition of 53 senators led by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is calling on Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid to permanently reauthorize and adequately fund the nation’s premier federal conservation program, now in its 50th year.

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Senator Collins Casts 6,000th Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins cast her 6,000th consecutive roll call vote. The fourth term, senior Senator from Maine has never missed a vote since taking office in January 1997—a record that makes her the longest-serving member of the current United States Senate never to have missed a roll call vote.
 

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Senators Collins, King Announce Federal Grant Funding to 3 Maine Museums

      WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that three museums in Maine will receive federal funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Abbe Museum of Bar Harbor, Brick Store Museum of Kennebunk, and L.C. Bates Museum of Hinckley will receive $518,674 collectively.
 

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MIKULSKI, COLLINS PRAISE SENATE PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION INTRODUCED BY ALL 20 SENATE WOMEN COMMEMORATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF NIH’S OFFICE OF RESEARCH ON WOMEN’S HEALTH

WASHINGTONU.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), senior members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today praised Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution cosponsored by all 20 Senate women to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH). September 10, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the ORWH.

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Senator Collins Chairs HELP Committee Hearing, Questions Experts on Ways to Use Health IT to Improve Patient Care

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins chaired a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee that sought to identify ways to improve care through patient access to their electronic health records. This hearing was the fifth in a series the Committee has held to better understand and find ways to address the current challenges with fully integrating Health Information Technology in American health care.

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