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Washington, DC — U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined a group of 13 senators in sending a letter to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions today calling for a halt to the practice of separating families who have illegally crossed the US-Mexico border. The letter petitions the administration to stop enforcement of this policy until Congress can pass legislation to keep families together.
Washington, D.C. - By an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 85-10, 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 Senate and the House of Representatives must now reconcile their two versions of the bill before being sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins, announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $37 million—an increase of $1 million—for the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS) as part of the fiscal year 2019 Commerce, Justice, and Science bill. Senator Collins is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee. The bill, which was advanced by a vote of 30-1, will now be considered by the full Senate.
Washington, D.C. – The Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously approved an amendment to reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) through 2023 in the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the Farm Bill. The adopted amendment is based on legislation coauthored by U.S. Senators Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME). The commission promotes regional coordination and invests in job creation efforts and economic development in distressed counties in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. The U.S.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill that would improve access to care for diabetic patients who require therapeutic shoes called the Promoting Access to Diabetic Shoes Act. Diabetes can be a serious disease that can sometimes lead to health complications including the amputation of toes, feet, or legs.
WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced today that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County (HCC) a grant of $100,000. The Department’s Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) will provide the funding through its Rural Health Network Planning Grant Program, which promotes the planning and development of health care networks in order to increase efficiency, improve care and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.
Washington, D.C. - The Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation, cosponsored by U.S. Senator Susan Collins, to address the rising costs of prescription drugs. The Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act would deter pharmaceutical companies from blocking lower-cost generic alternatives from entering the marketplace.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S.
Washington, D.C. - To mark Flag Day today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced legislation that requires the federal government to only buy flags that are American made. The federal government is currently required to purchase flags made from only 50 percent American-made materials. The All-American Flag Act would require the government to buy flags that are produced entirely with American-made materials and are manufactured in the U.S.
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in writing to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the Rohingya refugee crisis. The bipartisan group of Senators urged Secretary of State Pompeo to publicly release the complete State Department report containing findings that document atrocities committed by Burmese security forces against Rohingyas and to take appropriate actions against individuals or entities involved in the violent campaign.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Bath Iron Works has been awarded a $49,817,723 contract for lead yard services for DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class ships. The contract includes options that could bring the cumulative value to $304,843,466 over five years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that a combined total of $2.35 million in federal funding has been awarded to five communities in Maine to clean up and redevelop brownfield sites. The federal grants awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will provide communities with the resources they need to clean up contaminated lands, which will improve public health and foster economic growth.
Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks at a ceremony celebrating the completion of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge. U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Governor Paul LePage, Maine DOT Commissioner David Bernhardt, and New Hampshire DOT Commissioner Victoria Sheehan were also in attendance.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Eastport will receive a port visit during the city’s 2018 Fourth of July celebration. The U.S. Navy has committed to sending the guided missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74), which has a crew complement of approximately 280 sailors.
Kennebunk, ME – U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks at the Kennebunk High School Graduation Breakfast at St. Martha’s Catholic Church in Kennebunk. Approximately 175 students and faculty members attended the event.
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Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Appropriations Committee approved a provision she authored in its report that will ensure continued access to health care for rural veterans nationwide. Senator Collins is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Subcommittee. The bill, which was advanced unanimously by a vote of 31-0, will now be considered by the full Senate.