Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins voted today in favor of proceeding to an open and fair debate on the bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security. Following the vote, Senator Collins released this statement:

“It is my goal to ensure first and foremost that the Department of Homeland Security is fully funded to perform its dangerous and vital mission to protect our people.


Yarmouth HS Assistant Principal Named Maine’s 2015 Assistant Principal Of The Year


Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Susan Collins welcomed Joshua Ottow, Assistant Principal of Yarmouth High School (YHS), to Washington today after recently being named Maine’s 2015 Assistant Principal of the Year.


“Strong leadership in our educational system is crucial to the success of our students in Maine and across the country. I am proud to congratulate Yarmouth High School’s Joshau Ottow for his outstanding leadership and hard work on behalf of the students in his school,” said Senator Collins.



ICYMI: “Collins: Compromise Key To Progress”

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Collins: compromise key to progress

Maine’s senior senator delovers Mitchell lecture

Morning Sentinel

By: Kaitlin Schroeder

April 9, 2015

Maine's senior senator focused on the need for moderation and compromise to achieve progress in Washington.


Addressing Aging Issues In Maine And Across Our Nation

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the 10th Annual Geriatrics Day Conference at Maine Medical Center in Portland. The fact that this is often a sold-out conference with a waiting list illustrates the importance of aging issues to medical professionals throughout our State. With Maine being the oldest state in the nation by median age, the active involvement of health care providers is essential, and it was an honor to meet with them.


Senator Susan Collins Gives Keynote Address To 10th Annual Geriatric Day Conference In Portland

Portland, ME – Senator Susan Collins, who is Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, gave the keynote address at the 10th Annual Geriatrics Day Conference today at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. Senator Collins’ address updated the Conference on her leadership of the Aging Committee and her work to address the increasing challenges facing older Americans throughout Maine and across our country.


U.S. Senator Susan Collins Delivers Distinguished Lecture At Colby College

Waterville, ME – U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered the 2015 Senator George J. Mitchell International Lecture at Colby College this evening. Senator Collins’ address was titled, “Bipartisanship and Moderation: The Formula for Progress” and discussed one of her highest priorities in the U.S. Senate: facilitating strong bipartisan compromise to achieve progress. First elected in 1996, Senator Collins has earned a national reputation as an effective legislator who works across party lines to seek consensus on our nation’s most important issues.


Navy Announces Funding For DDG-51 To Be Built At BIW

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded funding for the construction of one Arleigh Burke class destroyer (DDG 51) at Bath Iron Works (BIW). This $620 million award is part of the multiyear procurement contract from 2013-2017.


Collins, King Announce $3.7 Million Grant To Protect Maine From Terrorism, Catastrophe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will provide $3,734,500 to the state of Maine as part of the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP). This program supports Maine’s implementation of homeland security strategies to protect the people of Maine in the face of catastrophic events or acts of terrorism.