Senator Collins Announces $20 Million Investment in the Maine Railways Project

     WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced this morning that the Department of Transportation will award the Maine Railways Project $20 million in funding through the successful Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program.

      The Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, called Senator Collins this morning to notify her of the grant award. 


Senator Collins Meets with Lieutenant General Timothy Kadavy, the 20th director of the Army National Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, recently met with Lieutenant General Timothy Kadavy, the 20th Director of the Army National Guard, in her Washington office this week.

“It was a pleasure to meet with General Kadavy and discuss the great work being done by members of Maine’s Army National Guard, both in our state and around the world,” Senator Collins stated.


Protecting Our Families from Lyme Disease

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Maine, the season for hiking, hunting, and leaf-peeping. Unfortunately, fall also is tick season and a time of increased risk of Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks. Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and skin rash. Most cases can be treated successfully with antibiotics if addressed promptly. If left untreated, the disease can affect the joints, heart, and nervous system.