Senators Collins, Nelson Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Administration to Preserve Maximum Strength of Sanctions Until Iran Abandons Its Illicit, Non-Nuclear Activities

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) led a bipartisan letter to President Barack Obama urging his Administration to ensure that sanctions imposed on Iran for illicit, non-nuclear activities, such as its material support for terrorism, development of ballistic missiles, and human rights abuses are rigorously enforced.  The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) does not require these sanctions to be waived.  The letter was signed by 35 Senators.

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Senators Collins, King Announce More than $300,000 in Funding for the Biddeford Municipal Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Angus King, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $337,345 to the Biddeford Municipal Airport.  The funding will be used for the removal of tree obstructions in the Runway 6 approach surface and acquire one property, which is required for the obstruction removal project.

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A Troubling New Tactic in the IRS Impersonation Scam

For most Americans, tax season ends on April 15.  For the con artists operating the pernicious IRS impersonation scam, cheating honest taxpayers is a year-round job.

In this scam, fraudsters telephone victims, impersonate an IRS agent, and demand payment for allegedly unpaid taxes. The callers frequently threaten victims with arrest, foreclosure, or other adverse legal action.  Scammers often instruct their victims to pay using a money wire or prepaid debit card. 

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Senators Collins, King Announce More than $7 Million in Funding for Airports in Presque Isle and Brunswick

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Angus King, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $7,151,182 in funding to two airports in Maine.  The funding is awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration, an agency within the DOT.

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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. 

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