More Than $2.5 Million Awarded To Maine Housing Authorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro called U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, to announce that more than $2.5 million will be awarded to housing authorities in Maine to help residents obtain safe and affordable housing.

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King released the following joint statement in response to the announcement:


Senator Collins' Statement On Senator Mikulski's Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the announcement that Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski will retire from the United States Senate, Senator Susan Collins released the following statement:

"Senator Barbara Mikulski is the dean of the women of the Senate. To me, she has been an extraordinary role model, a wonderful mentor, and a close friend. I will miss her strong leadership, good humor, intelligence and integrity. The Senate is a better place for her having served here."


FEMA Agrees To Reassess Policy That Could Help Washington County Secure Federal Assistance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a conversation with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate Monday afternoon, Senator Susan Collins asked the Administrator to reassess the policy that would exclude Washington County from federal assistance to deal with the record-breaking amount of snow this winter. The conversation followed a letter sent to Administrator Fugate by Maine Senators Collins and King last week. Administrator Fugate has agreed to reconsider the policy.


Senator Collins Questions Secretary Pritzker, Maine Delegation Responds To Coalition For Fair Paper Imports' Petition

Washington, D.C. – In a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing today, Senator Susan Collins questioned Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker regarding the ongoing, unfair subsidies received by the Port Hawkesbury paper mill in Canada. In response to Senator Collins’ questions, Secretary Pritzker reaffirmed her commitment to enforcing international trade obligations and committed to keeping the Maine delegation updated about their investigations into the matter.


Senators Collins And Cardin Call For A Permanent End To Caps On Therapy Services For Medicare Patients

WASHINGTON, DC– U.S. Senators and Susan Collins and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) have re-introduced the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act (S. 539), which would protect Medicare beneficiaries from arbitrary limits on outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services that are often needed to recover from debilitating illnesses, such as stroke, or support the effective management of conditions including multiple sclerosis and arthritis.


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.