ICYMI: “Maine’s Susan Collins A Force For Consensus”

Washington, D.C. – In a feature story today, The Boston Globe profiled Senator Collins and her important role as a bipartisan dealmaker in the United States Senate. The story focused heavily on the Senator’s negotiating skills, ability to forge compromise with members on both sides of the aisle, and willingness to cultivate discussion to move legislation forward.

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Senator Collins Questions Top Health Officials On New Frontier Of ‘Precision Medicine’

Washington, D.C. – During a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins questioned the nation’s top health officials on the advancement of precision medicine as well as the opportunities and challenges presented by this new frontier in American medicine. Precision medicine is an exciting approach to disease prevention and treatment that effectively tailors medical treatment to the individual genetic profile of each patient.  
 

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Senators Collins And King Congratulate Loyal Biscuit Co., 2015 Winner Of The State Small Business Award

Washington, DC: U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King congratulated the Loyal Biscuit Co., a small business in Maine, on their selection as the State Small Business Award Winner of 2015. This award, a part of U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 52nd National Small Business Week (May 4-8), highlights the impact and accomplishments of American small businesses.

 

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Helping America’s Homeless Youth Find Their Confidence And Voice

Every night, hundreds of thousands of homeless children and youth are homeless. That is nearly one-third of the entire homeless population. Even more shocking is the fact that tens of thousands of children and teens face the danger and despair of homelessness alone, unaccompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Ahead Of National Small Business Week Senators Collins, Casey Introduce Bill To Strengthen Economy, Help Small Businesses Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced bipartisan legislation today, The Small Business Tax Certainty and Growth Act, which would strengthen the economy and make it easier for small businesses to grow and create jobs. Recent studies by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) indicate that taxes are the number one concern of small business owners, and that constant change in the tax code is among their chief concerns.  
 

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U.S. Senator Collins Testifies Before Senate Energy Committee

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Collins testified today before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing to advocate for energy efficiency legislation that would lower energy consumption and save money. The Committee heard testimony on twenty-two bills related to improving energy efficiency, including Senator Collins’ legislation to streamline efficiency programs for schools.

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Senator Collins Leads Hearing On Fight To End Youth Homelessness

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, led a hearing today to examine the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness. The hearing’s witnesses included Brittany Dixon, a former homeless youth and current education technician from Auburn, Maine, and True Colors Fund Co-Founder and Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winning artist, Cyndi Lauper.

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Collins, King, Poliquin Urge Commerce Secretary To Investigate All Canadian Paper Producers In Trade Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, and Congressman Bruce Poliquin, sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, expressing concern that the Department of Commerce’s current investigation of unfair Canadian subsidies in the supercalendered paper market is overly limited in scope and could negatively affect businesses in Maine. The trade case, which was initiated by the U.S. Coalition for Fair Paper Imports and includes Madison Paper Industries, is targeted toward the extensive subsidies received by Port Hawkesbury Paper in Nova Scotia.

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