Helping Small Businesses Brew Jobs And Economic Growth

As I travel throughout Maine, I am consistently impressed by the energy, imagination, and commitment of our small business community. From technology to the arts, Maine entrepreneurs are strengthening our economy and creating good jobs for the people of our State.



Senator Collins' Statement On Confirmation Of Dr. Ash Carter As Secretary Of Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today voted in favor of Dr. Ash Carter’s nomination to be Secretary of Defense. Following the vote, Senator Collins released this statement:

“I’m proud to support Dr. Ash Carter’s nomination for Secretary of Defense. Dr. Carter and I had a productive meeting last month where we discussed many important issues facing our nation. I have known Dr. Carter for several years and think very highly of him and his qualifications for this important position.


Broken Trust: The Financial Exploitation Of Seniors

In late 2012, a Maine jury found an Androscoggin County woman guilty of stealing from her own mother. The details leading up to this conviction were very troubling: This woman sold her mother’s home and moved her into a camper located in her backyard. As if that were not bad enough, the daughter and her boyfriend went on to deplete her mother’s life savings over the course of two years, leaving her penniless as well as homeless.



Senator Collins, Shaheen, Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Prohibit LGBT Discrimination During Jury Selection Process

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation today that would prevent discrimination against LGBT citizens during the federal jury selection process. The Jury ACCESS (Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection) Act would amend federal statute to prohibit the practice of striking jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.