Senator Collins' Statement On Committee Approval Of The Energy And Water Development Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC – Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, voted today to approve the Energy and Water Development spending bill for the 2016 fiscal year. The bill now awaits consideration by the full Senate.

After the bill’s passage in the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Collins released the following statement:


Senators Collins, King Urge Investment In New Technologies To Improve ‘Rapidly Aging’ American Transportation Infrastructure

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King wrote to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), to request that the transportation reauthorization bill include investment in innovative technologies that will address “our rapidly aging transportation infrastructure.”


Senator Collins Advocates For Reauthorization Of TAA From The Senate Floor

      Washington, D.C. – As the Senate continues to consider Trade Promotion Authority legislation, U.S. Senator Susan Collins spoke from the Senate floor today and advocated for the reauthorization of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), which expired at the end of 2014. Senator Collins highlighted stories of Mainers who have directly benefitted from TAA programs.


King, Collins Call On FDA To Give Supermarkets And Grocery Stores More Time To Meet New Menu Labeling Requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins made public the text of a letter they sent, along with Senators Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), Heidi Heitkamp (D- N.D.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), and Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), to the Department of Health and Human Services urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to delay new menu labeling requirements at supermarkets, grocery stores, and similar retail locations for at least one year.


Collins, King Welcome OnProcess Technology To Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King released the following statement welcoming OnProcess Technology, a supply chain logistics and supply chain optimization company, to Maine. The global company, which is based Massachusetts, will open a new logistics support center in Belfast that is expected to create approximately 250-300 new jobs.


Collins, King Announce More Than $124,000 In Grant Funding For Fort Fairfield Housing Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $124,797 in Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program grant funding to the Fort Fairfield Housing Authority.

The money will be used to purchase a security camera system, doors, locks, lighting, and fencing at Borderview Rehab & Living Center in Van Buren, Fields Lane in Fort Fairfield, and Hillcrest Estates in Fort Fairfield to improve security and monitoring.


The Aging And Thriving In Place Movement

It comes to no surprise that survey after survey indicates that most seniors would much rather stay in their own homes and communities to “age in place” and live independently as long as possible. Many seniors are far happier and much more comfortable in their own homes and near friends, family, and loved ones.