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Senator Collins Hosts Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie in Maine

Augusta, ME—U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) hosted U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie in Maine today to visit a veteran-owned small business, participate in the groundbreaking for a new veterans residential care facility, and tour an organization that provides housing for homeless veterans.  Throughout the day, Senator Collins and Secretary Wilkie met with dozens of Maine veterans and discussed ways to improve veterans services and ensure they are receiving the high-quality health care that they deserve.



Collins Fights to Preserve Senior Food Box Program, which Helps Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn Serve Thousands of Mainers

Washington, D.C. — At a hearing this morning to review the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) fiscal year 2020 budget request, Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, pressed Secretary Sonny Perdue on the proposed elimination of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, commonly known as the Senior Food Box program.  Senator Collins emphasized how important the Senior Food Box program is to seniors throughout Maine.


Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Legislation to Prohibit School 'Lunch Shaming'

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) joined Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Bob Casey (D-Penn.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) in introducing legislation to prohibit school “lunch shaming” – the practice of discriminating against or stigmatizing children who have outstanding credit or don't have enough money to pay for meals at school.


Collins, King Back Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Fund LWCF

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act, legislation to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at a level of $900 million per year. This legislation comes after the John D. Dingell, Jr.


Collins, King Applaud $1.5 Million Investment to Support Emerging Technologies in Maine’s Forest Products Industry

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, a cofounder of the Working Forest Caucus, applauded today’s announcement by the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) Board of Directors that it is awarding a total of $1.5 million to two Maine forest products companies.  The funding stemmed from MTI’s collaboration with the Forest Opportunities Roadmap (FOR/Maine) Initiative, which Senators Collins and King have championed.



Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Bill to Promote Innovation in Sustainable Chemistry

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in introducing the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act of 2019


This bipartisan bill encourages the development of new and innovative chemicals, products, and processes with an improved environmental footprint through efficient use of resources, reducing or eliminating exposure to hazardous substances, or otherwise minimizing harm to human health and the environment.


Senator Collins Joins Colleagues in Introducing Bill to Provide Regulatory Relief for Businesses & Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and James Lankford (R-OK) in introducing the Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act to require independent regulatory agencies to analyze the costs and benefits of new regulations and tailor new rules to minimize unnecessary burdens on the economy and job creators.




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