Intelligence Committee Adopts Collins Provision Requiring Damage Assessment Of Federal Cyber-Breaches, Including OPM

WASHINGTON, D.C.—To address the recent cyber-breach at the Office of Personnel Management and the troubling pattern of cyber-intrusions into government networks, U.S. Senator Collins, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, authored an important provision that was unanimously adopted by the Committee this afternoon as part of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. The legislation will now be considered by the full Senate.

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Senator Collins Hails Bipartisan Passage Of TAA

WASHINGTON, DC— This afternoon, the Senate passed a bipartisan reauthorization of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), which was based upon legislation that Senator Collins co-authored with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR). A strong and consistent advocate for TAA, Senator Collins voted in favor of this legislation which would reauthorize critical job training and worker assistance programs to Americans who have been adversely affected by foreign competition. This bill must now be considered and passed by the House of Representatives before it can be sent to the President.

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Collins, King Announce More Than $15 Million For Maine Housing Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King today announced that the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded three grants totaling $15,096,999 to the State of Maine to support the development of low-income housing, strengthen services in emergency shelters, and foster growth in Maine’s urban communities.

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Senator Collins’ Biomass Provision Adopted In Senate Appropriations Bill

     WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee, on which she serves, has adopted a provision she offered to ensure that biomass is treated as carbon neutral by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The provision was adopted within the Fiscal Year 2016 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill and must now be considered by the full Senate.

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Senator Collins Speaks At Summer Food Service Program Kick-Off In Bangor

BANGOR, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins spoke at the Summer Food Service Program Kick-Off event at Capehart Community Center in Bangor this morning. The program helps to provide children with free and nutritious meals throughout the summer months when the school lunches they depend on during the school year are unavailable.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Important Investments For Cybersecurity

     WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced
that the Senate Appropriations Committee, on which she serves, has approved
important investments for our nation’s safety and security as part of the
Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. The bill
must now be considered by the full Senate.

      This bill directs $820 million for
cybersecurity protection of federal networks and incident
response.

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Ringing Off The Hook: The Proliferation Of Unwanted Calls

When Congress passed legislation creating the National Do Not Call Registry in 2003, we thought we had put an end to the plague of unwelcome telemarketers who were interrupting Americans morning, noon, and night. But now, nearly twelve years later, phones are once again ringing off the hook.

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