It comes to no surprise that survey after survey indicates that most seniors would much rather stay in their own homes and communities to “age in place” and live independently as long as possible. Many seniors are far happier and much more comfortable in their own homes and near friends, family, and loved ones.
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be awarding the state of Maine $355,930 in funding under the Clean Vessel Act grant program to promote clean water and recreational boating.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins voted today in favor of proceeding to debate the trade bill before the United States Senate. After the vote, Senator Collins released the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins, along with fifty-nine of their colleagues, yesterday sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler calling for a modernization of rules intended to ensure that Americans in rural areas have access to affordable broadband services.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that Phoebe Ferraiolo, an Owls Head native, has been awarded a spring internship in her Augusta office. Phoebe attended Oceanside High School and first served as an intern in Senator Collins’ Augusta office in the summer of 2014.
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King introduced bipartisan legislation today, the HUBZone Expansion Act, which would better tailor the HUBZone program to meet the needs of communities affected by the closure of U.S. military installations through the Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) process.
Portland, ME - U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered the 2015 Commencement Address for the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) this morning. Following her address, Senator Collins was presented with a Doctorate in Humane Letters during the commencement for her accomplishments and her efforts on behalf of the people of Maine. This ceremony marks UMA's fiftieth anniversary and 5,000 plus attendees attended the ceremony.
See below for a full copy of Senator Collins’ remarks, as prepared for delivery
Washington, D.C. – It has been announced today that President Obama intends to nominate Greg Nadeau, a Maine native and former member of the State legislature, to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). In response to this news, Senator Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement:
Washington, DC - To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success. The resolution passed the Senate by unanimous consent.
One of the greatest privileges I enjoy while serving Maine in the United States Senate is the opportunity to meet outstanding young people from our state who have devoted part of their busy lives to carrying on Maine’s strong tradition of community service. I always come away from these meetings inspired by their commitment and encouraged for the future of our State and our nation.