Collins, Feinstein: Makeup Containing Asbestos Shows Why FDA Needs Recall Authority

Washington, D.C.U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the following statement after makeup sold at Claire’s, a retail chain popular with children and teenagers, was found to contain asbestos:


“Recent news that makeup containing asbestos was sold by Claire’s and Beauty Plus highlights why we must pass the Personal Care Products Safety Act. The FDA still lacks the authority to recall personal care products that threaten public health, and our bill fixes that.



Senator Collins Ranks 2nd Most Bipartisan Senator in the History of the Index

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University have released their new overall Lifetime Scores on the Bipartisan Index.  The rankings include all U.S. Senators who have served since 1993.
Due to a very high score in the 115th Congress, Senator Collins is now ranked the 2nd most bipartisan Senator in the 26-year history of the index.  
For the last six consecutive years, Senator Collins has been ranked the most bipartisan current member of the United States Senate. 


Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing Senior Corps Volunteers Serving 50 Million Hours in 2018

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Angus King (I-ME) announced that the Senate unanimously passed a resolution to recognize the 220,000 Senior Corps volunteers who collectively provided 50 million hours of community service in 2018.  This resolution was cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 21 Senators, including Senators Collins and King.



Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Legislation to Extend Availability of Alzheimer’s Semipostal Stamp

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, joined Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in introducing legislation to authorize the current United States Postal Service (USPS) Alzheimer’s research stamp for an additional six years, providing more time to raise additional Alzheimer’s research funds for the National Institutes of Health.