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.


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. 


Maine Receives Nearly $200,000 to Combat Spread of Zika Virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will receive $176,049 in federal funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to bolster public health system preparedness and response capabilities to protect Americans from the Zika virus.


The Right Care at the Right Time

“The goal is not a good death. Instead, the goal is to have as good a life as possible all the way to the very end.”   That was the message Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon and author of the New York Times best-selling book, Being Mortal, delivered at a recent Senate Aging Committee hearing that I chaired. Our hearing explored ways to not only expand, but also to improve, the care provided to the approximately 90 million Americans who are living with a serious, often life threatening, illness.


Sens. Collins, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Expand Training and Support Services for Families and Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have introduced legislation to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2050 that number is expected to grow to 14 million.


Senator Collins Warns Seniors to Beware New Tactic in the IRS Scam: Ruthless Scammers Are Now Demanding Payment in the Form of Gift Cards

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, is warning of a new variation of the pernicious IRS impersonation scam.  According to the U.S. Treasury Inspection General for Tax Administration, iTunes and other gift cards are now the primary form of payment demanded by con artists pretending to be IRS agents.