Sens. Collins, Tester Urge Education Dept. to Reverse Decisions to Reject Grant Applications for First Generation College Students Due to Minor Formatting Issues

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) led a group of 23 Senators, including Senator Angus King (I-ME), in calling on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to reverse course and review dozens of applications for grant funding for first generation college students. The Department recently rejected these applications due to ridiculous formatting requirements. 


Senator Collins Recognized as One of the Top 10 Most Effective Senators

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins was named one of the most effective Senators by FiscalNote. FiscalNote calculates effectiveness scores using a comprehensive algorithm based on 12 factors to measure how successful Members of Congress are at guiding bills through the legislative process. In particular, FicalNote recognized Senator Collins’ effective advocacy on behalf of American workers.


Senators Collins and Shaheen’s Bipartisan Legislation to Establish National Diabetes Commission Heads to Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. - Bipartisan legislation reintroduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, to establish a national commission of health care experts to advance diabetes care and prevention will be sent to the Senate floor after being unanimously passed today by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.


Senators Collins & Reed Concerned About American Workers as Vehicles Become Automated

Washington, D.C. - As the era of driverless cars and trucks approaches, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI), the Chairman and Ranking Member at the helm the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD), are asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the impact self-driving trucks will have on the two million Americans who currently work as truck drivers and the communities where they live.


Tax Fairness for Small Businesses: Supporting Our Nation’s Job Creators

By: Senator Susan M. Collins

Small businesses are our nation’s job creators. According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses employ more than half of all American workers and have generated two-out-of-three net new jobs since the 1970s.

Maine truly is a small business state, with nearly 300,000 of our residents employed by our more than 141,000 small businesses. That’s nearly 60 percent of our workforce.