Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $46 Million Investment for Water Infrastructure in Southwest Harbor, Bridgton, and Rockland

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development office is investing a total of $46,121,000 to upgrade water infrastructure in Southwest Harbor, Bridgton, and Rockland.  USDA is providing financing through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program, which can be used for drinking water, stormwater drainage, and waste disposal systems for rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents.



Senators Collins And King Announce Maine Nominees To The United States Military Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced their nominees to the United States Military Academies. To be considered for an appointment to a service academy, applicants must be nominated by an authorized nominating source, which includes Members of Congress.  Admission to the United States Coast Guard Academy, also a federal service academy, does not require a congressional nomination.



Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Calling for Inspector General Investigation into VA’s Failure to Pay Veterans Full Benefits

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling for a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General investigation into allegations that the VA would not reimburse veterans for misused or underpaid benefits.


In their bipartisan letter to the VA’s Inspector General, the lawmakers ask about how the technical errors occurred, how quickly any reimbursements will be made, and how the VA plans to make sure all benefits will continue to be paid out without interruption.



Senator Collins’ Statement on Passing of President H.W. Bush

Bangor, ME—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush:


“On Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport, Maine, stands a simple yet powerful monument, a gift from the people of that small town to a friend and neighbor.  The monument is a United States Navy anchor; the friend and neighbor is President George Herbert Walker Bush.



Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Bill to Fight Alzheimer’s

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Health Committee unanimously passed the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA).  This bipartisan bill would create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease and preserve brain health.