Following Senator Collins’ Advocacy, Mainer Victimized by Drug Smuggling Scam Released from Spanish Prison

One week ago, J. Bryon Martin, a 77-year-old former pastor from Dresden, Maine, was serving the first year of a six-year sentence in a Spanish prison.  With failing health, Mr. Martin faced the prospect of spending the rest of his life incarcerated, thousands of miles from his home and loved ones.  His crime?  Mr. Martin was the victim of a scam that tricked him into unknowingly transporting illegal drugs across an international border.


Senator Collins Introduces Maine Native Anne Hall at Senate Nomination Hearing

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Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins introduced Anne Hall, the President’s nominee to be the Ambassador to Lithuania, at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today.  Ms. Hall, a career member of the Foreign Service, is a resident of Blue Hill, Maine, and spends time there between her overseas tours in Europe, Asia, and South America. 


Senator Collins Spearheads Bipartisan Proposal to Help Keep Guns from Terrorists, Make America Safer

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Angus King (I-ME), and Bill Nelson (D-FL) will hold a press conference TODAY at 1:45 PM to unveil a bipartisan proposal to help keep guns from terrorists and make America safer. 


Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Senator Collins’ Provision to Protect Accessibility, Transparency of Financial Disclosures

U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced today that the Committee approved a provision she authored that would ensure that paper remains the default delivery method for financial disclosures.  The provision was included as part of the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill and must now be considered by the full Senate.