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.
“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.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Susan Collins, along with a bipartisan group of 15 other Senate women, wrote to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell urging the league to institute a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, tonight released this statement following the President's Address to the Nation.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Susan Collins will be featured in an upcoming documentary on women in politics to air nationally on PBS. The documentary titled, “MAKERS: Women in Politics,” is produced by Rory Kennedy and produced and directed by Grace Lee.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today issued the following statement regarding reports that the terrorist organization ISIS has beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—In an effort to help millions of Americans who are living with Type 1 diabetes, and who rely on a continuous glucose monitor to successfully manage the disease, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen, co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, today introduced the “Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins released this statement following her vote against changing the Senate’s filibuster rules: