Senators Collins, King Announce $2.3 Million Grant to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Maine

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the State of Maine $2.3 million to help combat the opioid epidemic.  The State Opioid Response grants are administered by HHS’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) and aim to address the opioid crisis by increasing medication-assisted treatment.



Senators Collins, King, and Representative Golden Push for IRS to Reopen Bangor Taxpayer Assistance Center

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), and Representative Jared Golden (ME-02) urged the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to reject the recent closure of the last remaining Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) in Maine’s Second Congressional District. The members of Congress wrote to the IRS urging agency leadership to reject the move and provide answers on how IRS will meet the needs of rural Mainers. 



Collins, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Children in National Guard and Reserve Families

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced bipartisan legislation today to support children in National Guard and Reserve families. Currently, children of National Guard and Reserve members are excluded from the Military Student Identifier program, part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which requires states to identify students from military families in school records to ensure that schools and teachers know which students have parents in the military to help accommodate any additional needs.