Senator Collins’ Colleagues Praise Her Leadership of Common Sense Coalition that Proposed Compromise to End Government Shutdown

“What I have seen here on the floor of the Senate in the last few days is something we have not seen for years. Constructive, bipartisan conversations and dialogue on the floor, not just about this issue, which is obviously front and center, but about the future of this institution and what the Senate will be from this point forward. That to me has been encouraging because it says to me that we do have an opportunity to work together.


Senator Collins’ Statement on Passing of Dennis Curley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement following the passing of Dennis Curley, President of CanXus Broadcasting Corp. in Caribou.

“Dennis Curley, who was known to many of his devoted listeners as Douglas Christiansen, was the voice of Aroostook County for more than 30 years.  Dennis and his wife, Pam, moved to Maine decades ago and have been friends of mine for many years.  As the owners of Channel X Radio, they have been committed advocates for The County.



Senator Collins’ Statement on the Bill to Fund Government

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released this statement following her vote in support of the short-term funding bill, which would have prevented a government shutdown and extended the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years:

“To prevent a government shutdown that would damage our economy and disrupt health care coverage for low-income children, I voted in support of the stop-gap funding bill.