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. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease and preserve brain health.
WASHINGTON D.C – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a total of $11,668,486 for four community health centers throughout Maine. The funding will be awarded to Regional Medical Center in Lubec, Healthreach Community Health Centers in Waterville, Health Access Network Inc. in Lincoln, and Portland Community Health Center to improve health services and support health care professionals.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced legislation to assist families who are struggling to afford high medical costs. For those households that spend more than 7.5 percent of their income on medical expenses, Senators Collins and Cantwell’s legislation would allow them to continue to deduct these costs from their tax bill.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined a group of six bipartisan Senators in introducing the Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of 2018, comprehensive legislation to ensure effective congressional oversight of U.S.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined members of the New England Senate delegation today in introducing a resolution to congratulate the Boston Red Sox on their 2018 World Series victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined with Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in a letter urging Secretary of the Army Mark Esper to consider the USS Thresher Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Project to establish a monument honoring the 129 men who perished aboard the USS Thresher, a submarine that sank off the coast of New England on April 10, 1963.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that York County Community Action Corporation received $1,342,612 for its Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) issued this statement today on legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller:
“It is imperative that Special Counsel Robert Mueller be allowed to complete his investigation into Russian influence efforts during the 2016 elections.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $566,690 to two rural health care organizations in Maine as part of USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. The funding will help the organizations purchase network, video-conferencing, and other telecommunications equipment for rural health care facilities that specialize in addressing opioid abuse, treatment, and recovery.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins applauded the findings of a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) study that revealed that the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in 2018 decreased by 5.4 percent since last year. HUD also reported a nearly 10 percent decline among female veterans experiencing homelessness.
Washington, D.C.—Maine’s Congressional Delegation announced today that Sanford-based Flemish Master Weavers prevailed in its application for an exemption from a tariff on yarn it uses to manufacture area rugs in Maine. The ruling by the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board helps to level the playing field for Flemish Master Weavers to compete against foreign competitors and places the company in a strong position for continued growth.
Norridgewock, ME – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Bruce Poliquin visited the New Balance plant in Norridgewock in celebration of New Balance’s new contract with the U.S. military to produce athletic footwear for our military recruits domestically. The Senators and Representative toured the production line and delivered remarks congratulating New Balance employees and leadership.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will release $39,793,122 in funding through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The funding includes $1,454,439 for tribal governments.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to consider how the State Department’s recent changes to visa policies for foreign diplomats, diplomatic staff, and United Nation employees may affect same-sex couples from countries that do not recognize same-sex marriages.
Senator Collins’ provisions will reduce diversion of prescription drugs and support long-term recovery
Since the beginning of this year, Congress has approved approximately $8.5 billion to combat the opioid crisis
Washington, D.C. – Ahead of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, October 27th, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) announced the locations of the Maine collection sites. Click HERE for the complete list of locations.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Navy awarded a $54,928,445 contract to Konecranes Nuclear Equipment and Services to provide a 140-ton portal crane to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery.
This year, the Navy announced that it would refuel and extend the life of up to seven Los Angeles-class submarines, and that all of those availabilities will be performed at PNSY. The crane will allow PNSY to safely refuel the submarines with new reactor cores.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Maine Department of Public Safety has been awarded $1,460,169 through the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP) to replace outdated fingerprinting technology and to improve access to criminal records.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Auburn Police Department has been awarded $376,481 from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) to enhance and further integrate local school violence prevention efforts between school administrators and law enforcement