"September Is National Preparedness Month"

Here in Maine, a popular saying is “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.”  However, as we saw with the recent flash flooding that southern Maine experienced in August, we are all well aware that extreme weather can be dangerous. 

While most of Mother Nature’s powers can be anticipated, such as a hurricane or a snowstorm, we sometimes have little or no time to prepare for severe weather.


"Senior Citizens Struggling With Debt"

As Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, an issue I care deeply about is whether older Americans will have the financial resources they need to be secure in retirement. After four decades in the workforce, seniors should be confident they will have the money they need to pay their bills and enjoy their retirement, without fearing they will be overtaken by debt and fall into poverty.


Sens. Collins, King Announce $25 Million In Federal Funding For Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Renovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $25 million in grant funding to the Maine Department of Transportation to replace the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge connecting Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH.  Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx notified Senator Collins of the Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery (TIGER) VI funding during a phone call this evening.


Senator Collins' Statement On Campaign Finance Reform Vote

              “As an original cosponsor of the 2002 bipartisan Campaign Reform law, known as “McCain-Feingold,” I was very disappointed that the Supreme Court struck down so many of its key provisions. Throughout my service in the Senate, I have worked for greater transparency in our campaign financing system, and I continue to believe that this system must and can be further reformed.


Release: Sens. Collins, Blumenthal Ensure Servicemembers And Veterans Have Access To Program To Combat Suicide

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Justice issued a new Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulation that includes provisions for which U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have long fought for on behalf of servicemembers and veterans.  The Senators have led a consistent, bipartisan effort to ensure that the new rule will allow Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities to participate in prescription drug take-back programs that help combat misuse or abuse of prescription drugs.


A Taste Of Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King this evening attended the “Taste of Maine” reception hosted by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.  The event, held in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room, attracted several Senators from other states including New York, Hawaii, Montana, Indiana, and Tennessee, as well Mainers living in Washington.

Some of the items served tonight included Maine's world-famous products, like lobster, blueberries, potatoes, wine, beer and spirits, chocolates, and the original Whoopie Pie.