U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes Collins, Shaheen Resolution Recognizing International Women’s Day 2020

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that their bipartisan resolution to recognize March 5, 2020, as International Women’s Day unanimously passed the Senate. The resolution celebrates the achievements of women and girls around the globe and underscores the significant barriers that still stand in the way of women’s full equality and empowerment.



Senator Collins’ Statement on Democratic Leader Blocking Police Reform Bill

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement following the Senate’s failure to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the JUSTICE Act.


“It is truly stunning that the Democratic leader blocked even beginning debate on police reform legislation.  The killing of George Floyd laid bare longstanding racial injustices in this country.  Now is the time for action.



After Delegation Letter Urging Action, Collins, King, Pingree Applaud Administration Move to Support Lobster Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) released the following statement in response to a Presidential Memorandum that calls on USTR and USDA to provide the lobster industry with the same form of financial assistance that has already been extended to farmers suffering as a result of China’s retaliatory tariffs.


Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $3 Million to Provide Low-Income Children Throughout Maine with Free Immunizations

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has been awarded a total of $3,023,728 to help provide free immunizations to eligible low-income children throughout our state.  This funding was awarded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Immunization and Vaccines for Children Program (VFC).



Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation Authored by Collins, Shaheen to Increase Access to National Parks for Disabled Veterans

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that would make all veterans with service-connected disabilities eligible for free, lifetime entry to United States national parks.  The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act, which the Senators introduced last year, now awaits consideration by the U.S.


Senator Collins Announces Nearly $7.5 Million for Direct Financial Relief to Help Maine Farmers with Losses Caused by COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Maine farmers have been awarded a total of $7.46 million thus far to help offset the financial harm they have experienced due to COVID-19.  The funding is provided through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), created through the CARES Act, which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers.