Bill to Restore Native Plants in National Parks Introduced by Collins, Cantwell

Washington, D.C.—In a bipartisan effort to preserve biodiversity and reap the numerous benefits local flora provide to wildlife, human health, and the environment, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced legislation to promote the use of native plants. 


The Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act would encourage the National Park Service (NPS) to increase the use of native plant materials on lands it cares for.



Senators Collins, Feinstein Welcome 26th Woman Senator

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the senior women in the Republican and Democratic caucuses, released the following statement on the swearing in of Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) as the 26th woman Senator:


“We’d like to wish a warm welcome to Kelly Loeffler, the newest Senator and the 26th woman serving in the U.S. Senate.



Collins, King Announce More Than $2.3 Million for YouthBuild Programs in Maine

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that Goodwill Industries of Northern New England in Gorham and LearningWorks in Portland have been awarded a total of $2,307,101 to support and expand the organizations’ YouthBuild programs.  YouthBuild provides at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, with education and occupational skill development to obtain employment in construction and other in-demand industries.



Senators Collins, King Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging DHS to Issue Additional H-2B Visas to Support Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) co-led a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, urging him to increase the number of H-2B visas to provide relief to small businesses struggling to fill seasonal job openings in the current tight labor market.  Their letter was co-signed by 12 of their colleagues.