Senator Collins’ Statement on Acts of Violence in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued the following statement today regarding the shootings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota:

“I am deeply troubled by the appalling acts of violence in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota. This has been a painful week for our country.

“Law enforcement officials in Maine and across our country report for duty every day to keep our families safe, knowing that they may face danger. We are grateful for their bravery and their sacrifice. 


Maine Receives Nearly $200,000 to Combat Spread of Zika Virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will receive $176,049 in federal funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to bolster public health system preparedness and response capabilities to protect Americans from the Zika virus.


The Right Care at the Right Time

“The goal is not a good death. Instead, the goal is to have as good a life as possible all the way to the very end.”   That was the message Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon and author of the New York Times best-selling book, Being Mortal, delivered at a recent Senate Aging Committee hearing that I chaired. Our hearing explored ways to not only expand, but also to improve, the care provided to the approximately 90 million Americans who are living with a serious, often life threatening, illness.


Sens. Collins, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Expand Training and Support Services for Families and Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have introduced legislation to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2050 that number is expected to grow to 14 million.


Senator Collins Warns Seniors to Beware New Tactic in the IRS Scam: Ruthless Scammers Are Now Demanding Payment in the Form of Gift Cards

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, is warning of a new variation of the pernicious IRS impersonation scam.  According to the U.S. Treasury Inspection General for Tax Administration, iTunes and other gift cards are now the primary form of payment demanded by con artists pretending to be IRS agents. 


Senators Collins, King Announce More than $900,000 in Funding For Airports in Fryeburg and Augusta

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $947,680 in funding to two airports in Maine.  The funding is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency within the DOT.


Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $9 Million in Funding to Protect Maine Communities Against Natural Disasters, Terrorist Attacks

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded several state and local preparedness grants to the State of Maine.  The awards total $9,001,635 and are part of the FY 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program, which is comprised of several related grant programs.


Collins, King Meet Eddington Girl Named Maine’s “Champion Child” by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today met Alisa Pelkey of Eddington who was recently recognized as the 2016-2017 “Champion Child” by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals and honored today at a ceremony held on Capitol Hill. Pelkey was critically injured in a car crash four years ago, and has been recognized by CMN Hospitals for her remarkable recovery.