Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators in urging Election Systems & Software (ES&S) to support testing of their equipment. The letter was also signed by Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Mark Warner (D-VA), and James Lankford (R-OK).
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement on the passing of Senator John McCain:
“I first met John McCain when I was a young staffer in Senator Bill Cohen’s office, and John was the Navy liaison officer. As a fellow Senator for the past 21 years, I knew him as a trusted colleague, a courageous legislator, and a close friend.
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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins met privately today with Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the President’s nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States, for more than two hours in her Washington office.
Following their meeting, Senator Collins released this statement:
“Helping Banks Flag Fraud Against Seniors”
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Auburn, ME - At a retirement ceremony for Auburn Police Chief Phil Crowell, Jr., U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks congratulating him on his 25 years of distinguished service in law enforcement. Senator Collins also presented Chief Crowell with a flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol. Chief Crowell was recently appointed to be Auburn’s new Assistant City Manager.
Brunswick, ME - U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited Mölnlycke Health Care’s manufacturing facility in Brunswick this morning to tour the factory; meet with employees; and speak with company leaders about jobs, the economy, and health care.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Maine Office of the Attorney General will receive a total of $14,098,282 from the U.S. Department of Justice to fund local victim assistance programs and to help compensate victims for crime-related losses.
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, and Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Caucus, announced that six town fire departments, as well as the Maine Firefighting Academy in Brunswick, will receive funding from the latest round of grants to support firefighting training practices, protective gear, and technology through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, authored a provision in the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Appropriations Minibus commending the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s (TIGTA) work to combat IRS scams and urging TIGTA to continue to prioritize this work to pursue fraudsters.
Washington, D.C. - An amendment authored by U.S. Senator Susan Collins to continue to preserve prescription paper inserts and protect rural Americans was included in the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Appropriations Minibus.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, secured significant victories for Maine’s potato farmers in the fiscal year 2019 Appropriations Minibus that passed the Senate by an overwhelming majority of 83-15.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Community Living (ACL) has awarded $840,000 to Healthy Living for ME, a partnership between three Area Agencies on Aging – Spectrum Generations, SeniorsPlus, and Aroostook Agency on Aging – to support chronic disease self-management education programs.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Winter Harbor will receive $1.3 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development to upgrade the community’s wastewater treatment system. The funds will be allocated as a $390,000 grant and a $910,000 loan.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $830,000 to Rockland for repairs to the city’s commercial fish pier.
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, secured more than $47 million in grant funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Program as well as an additional $80 million to help states and Native American tribes redevelop brownfields sites. The funding was included in the Appropriations Minibus that recently passed the Senate by an overwhelming majority of 83 to 15 and will now be considered by the U.S.
Washington, D.C. – In advance of Farm Bill conference committee negotiations, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined a group of 32 Senators in sending a bipartisan letter to Senate Agriculture Committee leaders urging them to reject an amendment that was included in the House Farm Bill. The amendment, offered by Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa), would require state and local governments to accept products from other states even if those products violate standards and regulations enacted in the importing state.
Washington, D.C.— In a win for Maine’s dairy farmers, an amendment authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) that will promote innovation and increase demand for milk products was included in the appropriations minibus by a vote of 83-15.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined a bipartisan group of 47 Senators in introducing legislation to award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden and to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. The bill serves to commend these women for their contributions to NASA’s success during the Space Race and highlight their broader impact on society, paving the way for women, especially women of color, in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) cosponsored a bipartisan bill to explicitly prohibit the President of the United States from withdrawing from NATO without Senate approval. The bill would require the President to seek the advice and consent of the Senate to modify or terminate U.S.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders requesting a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before its expiration on September 30, 2018.
Washington, D.C. — By an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 87-10, the Senate passed legislation today that will strengthen our national defense and support our men and women in uniform. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, voted in favor of the bill. The bill now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined a bipartisan group of 14 Senators in sending a letter to the Attorney General and Secretaries of the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting more information about migrant family reunification at the border.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Senate passed the fiscal year (FY) 2019 THUD appropriations bill she co-authored with Senator Jack Reed (D-RI). The bill was advanced by a vote of 92-6 and was the seventh bipartisan Appropriations bill passed by the Senate this year. These bills must now be conferenced with legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Washington, D.C.—In a significant win for Maine’s maple syrup and honey producers, an amendment authored by U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to prevent a confusing labeling requirement from going into effect was included in the appropriations minibus that passed the Senate today by a vote of 92 to 6. If the FDA’s labeling requirement is allowed to move forward, it could have a devastating impact on Mainers who are employed in the maple syrup and honey industries.