Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a Member of the Committee, declaring June 15, 2016, as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The resolution calls attention to the problem of elder abuse around the nation, and honors all those that fight for justice for victims. U.S.
Washington, D.C.—Today, the Senate passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 85-15 with U.S. Senator Susan Collins’ support. The legislation now awaits consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. The FY 2017 NDAA puts our nation on a path toward addressing the myriad threats we face today.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Hampden Fire Department, Holden Fire and Rescue, and Presque Isle Fire and Rescue will receive a total of $93,331 in grant funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Hampden Fire Department will receive for $16,378 for a turnout gear washer and dryer, Holden Fire and Rescue will receive $52,381 for an air refill system and compressor, and Presque Isle Fire and Rescue will receive $24,572 for firefighter turnout gear.
Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, announced that J. Bryon Martin, a 77-year-old former pastor from Dresden, Maine, who was incarcerated abroad after falling victim to an international drug smuggling scam, was released from a Spanish prison and has been reunited with his family in the United States. Yesterday afternoon, Senator Collins called Mr. Martin to welcome him home.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the Maine State Housing Authority will be awarded $3,000,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program funding and $400,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding. The Authority will address lead hazards in 230 housing units providing safer homes for low- and very low-income families with children. The Housing Authority will also perform healthy homes interventions in 120 units.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement following the death of Tim Hussey:
“Tim was a remarkable, kind, and intelligent leader with a deep commitment to our State and to his community. As the CEO of Hussey Seating, Tim proudly and successfully led one of Maine’s oldest family-owned businesses into the 21st century.
Washington, D.C—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement on the attack this morning in Orlando:
"This is the worst attack on our country since 9-11-01 and the worst mass shooting in our history. I am heartbroken for the loved ones of the victims of this horrifying act of terrorism.
Washington, D.C. —U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with eighth grade students from Woolwich Central School during their recent visit to the nation’s capital.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the Committee has approved the fiscal year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Bill with $261 million for the Department of Health and Human Services’ opioid abuse initiatives, a 93 percent increase. The legislation was approved by a vote of 29 to 1 and will now be considered by the full Senate.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Co-Chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the Committee approved $1.391 billion for Alzheimer’s research at the National Institutes of Health, an increase of $400 million.