Legislation Backed by Collins, King to Protect Trade Secrets Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the support of U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine), the Senate today overwhelmingly passed The Defend Trade Secrets Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at helping combat the loss of hundreds of billions of dollars each year in the United States to the theft of corporate trade secrets. The legislation, which is cosponsored by both Senators Collins and King, would empower companies to protect their trade secrets in federal court by creating a federal private right-of-action.


Protecting Maine’s Lobster Industry from Unjustified Barriers to Trade

Lobster fishing has served as an economic engine and a family tradition in the United States for centuries, helping to support the livelihoods of thousands of families in the United States through fishing, processing, and shipping.  More than 120 million pounds of lobster are caught each year in U.S. waters, representing one of our country’s most valuable catches. 


Senator Collins Delivers Remarks at IAFF Conference, Meets with Professional Fire Fighters of Maine President John Martell and IAFF Local F-123 President Mike Melhorn

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks at the 53rd Annual International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference today and met with Professional Fire Fighters of Maine President John Martell and IAFF Local F-123 President Mike Melhorn.  Senator Collins is the co-chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus.


Senator Susan Collins to Meet with Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

      Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) will meet with Chief Judge Merrick Garland, the President’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States, on Tuesday April 5th at 11:00 a.m. in Room 401 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.


      Photo-op at the top of the meeting at 11:00 a.m.  Camera pre-set at 10:50 a.m.



Following bipartisan letter signed by Senator Susan Collins, HHS proposes New Federal Rule to Address Opioid Addiction by Expanding Access to Evidence-Based Treatment

Following a bipartisan letter sent by U.S Senator Susan Collins to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell urging her to raise the current prescriber caps for medically assisted treatment for addiction, HHS has issued a proposed rule that will raise the caps for trained physicians who prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorders from 100 to 200 patients.