Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Bill to Avert Delays in Federal Resources to State Energy Assistance Programs

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage state-driven energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives that reduce energy costs for low-income households, spur private sector energy innovation, and improve emergency planning and response.


Senator Collins Introduces Bill to Eliminate Penalties for Federal Workers When Accessing Money from Retirement Savings During Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the Emergency Relief for Federal Workers Act of 2019 to ensure that federal employees can access money from their Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) without penalty. The bill would waive penalties and contribution prohibitions as a result of financial hardship during the government shutdown.