Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Claire McCaskill, who together lead the Senate Aging Committee, today requested additional information from the government concerning the recently announced settlement with Wells Fargo, and whether it disproportionately affected America’s seniors. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently determined that Wells Fargo employees had illegally opened millions of accounts that consumers had never requested in order to boost individual performance goals and bonuses.
New York, NY – In recognition of her exemplary efforts to facilitate bipartisanship during her more than 19 years of Senate service, U.S. Senator Susan Collins received the inaugural Jacob K. Javits Prize for Bipartisan Leadership at the 2016 National Opportunity Summit in New York City today. The Javits Foundation bestowed this prestigious lifetime achievement award on Senator Collins for her work to advance common sense reforms by finding common ground with members of both parties on many critical issues.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following their leadership and advocacy on the Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Angus King (I-ME) announced today that the U.S. Navy plans to provide funding for another critical project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY).
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with four Maine teachers who received Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The winners, who accepted the awards earlier this week at a White House ceremony, are Cary James of Bangor High School, Lauree Gott of Veazie Community School, Laura Stevens of Dora L. Small Elementary School in South Portland, and Marielle Edgecomb of Peninsula School in Winter Harbor.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Maine State Police Crime Laboratory will receive $345,649 in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Justice’s DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program. The funding will be used to help continue efforts to increase casework capacity and efficiency at the laboratory.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that two Maine organizations – Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports in Lyman and Pineland Farms in New Gloucester – will receive a total of $117,872 to develop adaptive sports programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces in partnership with other local organizations.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Mark Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation that would reduce duplicative filing costs for small businesses looking to offer retirement plans to their employees and sole-proprietors.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Bucksport will receive $240,595 for the Bucksport Fire and Emergency Medical Services’ Fire Prevention and Smoke Detector Installation program. The grant will help cover the cost of purchasing and installing 10-year smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for approximately 2,400 homes in Bucksport and Verona Island. During the installation, firefighters plan to offer residents a brief fire prevention home inspection and provide important fire safety information.
Washington, D.C. — “Unyielding adherence to an extreme position is easy. It is the hard work of bringing people together to find common ground that requires determination, intellect, and courage,” Senator Collins told American University (AU) students during her lecture about the dangers of increasing partisanship in Congress.