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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Maine Newsletter for Monday June 24, 2019 ( 51 items )  

Chairman Collins Issues Statement at Hearing on Complex Web of Prescription Drug Prices
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the following statement by Chairman Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, at a hearing entitled "Complex Web of Prescription Drug Prices, Part III: Examining Agency Efforts to Further Competition and Increase Affordability" "Good morning. Today we are holding the third in our current series of hearings on the complex web of prescription drug prices, we will feature witnesses from the Food and Drug Administration, better known as FDA, the   more

Citing Acadia's Massive Visitor Numbers, King Stresses Urgency of Maintenance Backlog in National Parks
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Sen. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, issued the following news release: Today, Senator Angus King (I-Maine), Ranking Member of the Senate National Parks Subcommittee, continued his bipartisan effort to address the $12 billion maintenance backlog affecting America's national parks across the United States. Senator King highlighted the Restore Our Parks Act, a bipartisan bill he is leading with Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to  more

Collins Leads Bipartisan Group in Introducing Bill to Strengthen Trio Programs That Assist Students Seeking College Education
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - The bill would permanently prohibit the absurd policy that jeopardized UMaine Presque Isle's Upward Bound funding in 2017 * * * In an effort to strengthen the federal TRIO Programs and prevent bureaucratic decisions that could prevent first-generation and low-income students from receiving the support they need to pursue higher education, U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the co-chair of the Co  more

Collins, Baldwin Introduce Bill to Strengthen Trio Programs That Assist Low-Income Students Seeking College Education
WASHINGTON, June 12 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - The legislation would reauthorize programs that assist hundreds of thousands of students to achieve their dream of a college education * * * In an effort to strengthen the federal TRIO Programs and improve their outreach to underserved youth, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), the co-chair of the Congressional TRIO Caucus, and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced the Educational Opportunity a  more

Collins, Feinstein: Makeup Containing Asbestos Shows Why FDA Needs Recall Authority
WASHINGTON, June 11 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators' bill gives FDA recall authority, improves safety of personal care products * * * U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the following statement after makeup sold at Claire's, a retail chain popular with children and teenagers, was found to contain asbestos: "Recent news that makeup containing asbestos was sold by Claire's and Beauty Plus highlights why  more

Collins, Jones Bill to Prevent Con Artists From Stealing Tax Refunds Heads to President's Desk to Be Signed Into Law
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan legislation incrementally expands and makes permanent the IRS' Identity Protection PIN pilot program * * * Last night, the Senate unanimously passed legislation authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Doug Jones (D-AL) to thwart identity theft tax refund fraud and prevent American taxpayers and seniors from falling victim. Their bill, which was included as a provision in th  more

Collins, King Announce $1.25 Million to Revitalize Maine's Forest Economy From Northern Border Regional Commission
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) will award $1,250,000 in grants to the University of Maine and the Town of East Millinocket. Both projects will strengthen Maine's forest economy and create jobs in rural Maine by increasing production of advanced bio-based products and support the purchasing of a former mill site  more

Collins, King Announce $1.25 Million to Revitalize Maine's Forest Economy From Northern Border Regional Commission
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) will award $1,250,000 in grants to the University of Maine and the Town of East Millinocket. Both projects will strengthen Maine's forest economy and create jobs in rural Maine by increasing production of advanced bio-based products and support the purchasing of a former mill site.  more

Collins, King Announce Nearly $2 Million for Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,925,328 to Maine's state-level Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will fund efforts to improve diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention programs throughout Maine. "It's crucial that all M  more

Collins, King Announce Nearly $2 Million for Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke Prevention Programs
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,925,328 to Maine's state-level Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will fund efforts to improve diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention programs throughout Maine. "It's crucial that all M  more

Committee Unanimously Passes Bill Authored by Cardin, Collins to Protect America's Scenic Byways
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Maryland, issued the following news release: Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously passed the Reviving America's Scenic Byways Act, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) to protect and promote America's scenic roadways. The bill now awaits full consideration by the full Senate. Senators Cardin and Collins' and legislation, which was introduced in February, would resta  more

Committee Unanimously Passes Bill Authored by Collins, Cardin to Protect America's Scenic Byways
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: Today, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works unanimously passed the Reviving America's Scenic Byways Act, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) to protect and promote America's scenic roadways. The bill now awaits full consideration by the full Senate. Senators Collins and Cardin's legislation, which was introduced in February, would restart the do  more

GAO Issues Report on Federal Housing Administration
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on the Federal Housing Administration's effectiveness and efficiency in reaching determinations of conveyable condition. The report (GAO-19-517) is titled "Federal Housing Administration: Improved Procedures and Assessment Could Increase Efficiency of Foreclosed Property Conveyances". The report was sent to Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, chairman, Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, ranking member of the Senate Appropriat  more

House Transportation Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Maine Port Authority
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation issued the following testimony by Jonathan Nass, CEO of the Maine Port Authority, at a hearing entitled "Short Sea Shipping: Rebuilding America's Maritime Industry": "My name is Jonathan Nass and I am the Chief Executive Officer of the Maine Port Authority. Thank you for inviting me to speak today on the exciting topic of Short Sea Shipping. "The Maine Port Authority (the   more

House Transportation Subcommittee Sets Hearing on Short Sea Shipping
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- The House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation issued the following hearing information: Short Sea Shipping: Rebuilding America's Maritime Industry at 2167 Rayburn House Office Building at 2 p.m. on June 19: Agenda WITNESS LIST Panel I * Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, USN, Ret., Administrator, Maritime Administration Panel II * Jon Nass, Chief Executive Officer, Maine Port Authority * James Weakley, President, Lake Carr  more

In Military Sexual Trauma Hearing, Pingree Speaks on Bill to Support Survivors
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, issued the following news release: In a hearing for the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, Congresswoman Pingree spoke in support of her bill, H.R. 1092, The Servicemember and Veterans' Empowerment and Support Act. Pingree's bill would improve resources and care for survivors of military sexual trauma (MST). "Women and men who have experienced military sexual trauma contact my of  more

King Backs Amendment to Require Reporting of Foreign Interference in Elections
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, cosponsored an amendment to the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require presidential campaigns to report foreign interference in U.S. elections. The amendment was introduced by Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) and is also supported by Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.  more

King Backs Bill to Guide Americans Seeking to Enroll in Quality, Affordable Healthcare
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) cosponsored the Expand Navigators' Resources for Outreach, Learning, and Longevity (ENROLL) Act to restore funding for the Navigator program, which helps American families in their search for the healthcare plan best suited to their needs. The Navigator program funds nonprofit entities and health care organizations to assist consumers in navigating, shopping and en  more

King Presses for Cleaner, Cheaper Energy Alternatives for Maine in Committee
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, issued the following news release: Today, in a Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) questioned witnesses on ways to reduce installation costs and improve Maine people's access to cleaner and cheaper energy. Today's ENR hearing focused on geothermal energy, which is a form of clean, sustainable power that is generated from hot water and rock beneath the earth's surface and accessed b  more

King, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Break Down Barriers to Building Americans' Credit
BRUNSWICK, Maine, June 17 -- Sen. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation allows regular bills like phone and utilities to count toward credit rating score * * * U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues to introduce the Credit Access and Inclusion Act of 2019, which would open new opportunities for more than 26 million Americans who are currently unable to access credit because they do not have a history of tradi  more

National Council on Aging Presented Senator Collins With This Award for Her Leadership as Chairman of the Aging Committee
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator Collins Receives 2019 Trailblazers in Aging Champion Award - The National Council on Aging presented Senator Collins with this award for her leadership as Chairman of the Aging Committee * * * U.S. Senator Susan Collins received the 2019 Trailblazers in Aging Champion Award today from the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Senator Collins was recognized for her leadership as the Chairman  more

On Senate Floor, King Marks Senator Collins' 7,000th Consecutive Vote
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Sen. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) spoke on the Senate floor to mark the 7,000th consecutive vote cast by Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) - doing so with a nod to Maine's illustrious history of dedicated senators, by presenting Senator Collins with a rose, the flower which was regularly sported by her predecessor, Senator Margaret Chase Smith. Collins holds the longest active perfect voting record  more

Pingree: House Supplemental Bill Includes $60M to Support Communities Welcoming Asylum Seekers
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, issued the following news release: Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced the House Appropriations Committee has released an emergency supplemental spending package, which includes $60 million to support communities, like Portland, Maine, which have "experienced a significant influx of" asylum seekers. The legislation provides $4.5 billion in emergency spending to address the humanitarian crisis at the border, with significa  more

Rep. Golden Introduces Amendment to Block Regulations on Maine Lobstermen, Demands Rigorous Review
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Pointing to a lack of evidence showing proposed regulations on Maine lobstermen will help right whales, Golden says NOAA data tool must be peer-reviewed before it can be used to create rules * * * As lobstermen across the state grapple with the potential impacts of reducing their vertical lines by as much as 50 percent, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02) introduced an amendment to effectively block th  more

Rep. Golden Issues Statement on Amendment to Block Regulations on Maine Lobstermen
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, issued the following statement: * * * - Golden's amendment sought to slow down NOAA's rushed process to improve upon its broken risk reduction tool * * * Congressman Jared Golden's (ME-02)'s amendment to block new regulations on Maine lobstermen fell short of the majority support necessary for inclusion in the final bill yesterday evening. 13 Democrats and 71 Republicans joined Golden to support the provision. "Today's vote showed just how   more

Responding to Rep. Pingree's 2017 Request, Federal Government Issues Food Waste Report
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, issued the following news release: Following a request for study made by Congresswomen Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) in October 2017, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) today issued a report with recommendations on how the federal government can expand its efforts to reduce food waste. Pingree praised the GAO report titled "Food Loss and Waste: Building on Existing Federal Efforts Could Help to Achieve National  more

Sen. Collins Announces $12 Million Contract Officially Awarded for Infrastructure Project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that that the contract for an infrastructure project at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) has been officially awarded. The contract provides $12,240,900 for Cianbro to expand an outdated warehouse facility that will help the shipyard receive, inspect, and distribute submarine components for worldwide fleet supp  more

Sen. Collins Attends VFW Maine's 99th Annual State Convention Joint Opening Ceremony
BANGOR, Maine, June 21 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Maine is home to more than 114,000 veterans, the second-highest percentage in the country * * * Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Department of Maine's 99th Annual State Convention Joint Opening Ceremony. The State Convention consists of a series of business meetings and updates on veterans issues. Approximately 100 VFW members, Auxilia  more

Sen. Collins Issues Statement on 50th Anniversary of GE Bangor
WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on June 18, on the 50th anniversary of General Electric in Bangor: In 1969, General Electric opened a factory in Bangor, ME. At that time, it was a small operation using old machinery to produce components for turbines that powered only 7,000 homes. Today, 50 years later, the skilled workers at GE Power manufacture equipment that powers more than 1 million homes  more

Sen. Collins Receives 2019 Trailblazers in Aging Champion Award
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, issued the following news release: * * * - The National Council on Aging Presented Senator Collins With This Award for Her Leadership as Chairman of the Aging Committee * * * U.S. Senator Susan Collins received the 2019 Trailblazers in Aging Champion Award today from the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Senator Collins was recognized for her leadership as the Chairman of the Senate Aging C  more

Sen. Collins Welcomes Cape Elizabeth Native to Her Washington Office
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that Tess Haller, a Cape Elizabeth native, has been awarded a summer internship in her Washington, D.C., office. Tess is a 2016 graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School and is the daughter of Jim Haller and Catriona Shepherd, and Sharon Elizabeth of Cape Elizabeth. "Tess is a terrific student and a hard worker, and I am delighted to welcome her to my Washington, D.C.,   more

Sen. Collins Welcomes Falmouth Native to Her Washington Office
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that Jack Engelberger, a Falmouth native, has been awarded a summer internship in her Washington, D.C., office. Jack is a 2016 graduate of Falmouth High School and is the son of Bill and Amy Engelberger of Falmouth. "It is always a pleasure to give students the opportunity to become actively involved in the legislative process," said Senator Collins. "Jack is a terrifi  more

Sen. Collins Welcomes Old Town Native to Her Washington Office
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that Andrew Moreira, an Old Town native, has been awarded a summer internship in her Washington, D.C., office. Andrew is a 2015 graduate of Old Town High School and is the son of James Moreira and Melissa Ladenheim of Stillwater. "I am delighted to welcome Andrew to my Washington, D.C., office," said Senator Collins. "I always enjoy giving Mainers the opportunity to b  more

Sen. Collins: Administration Officials Detail Policies Focused on Reducing Prescription Drug Costs
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators Collins and Casey previously invited patients and drug pricing experts to share their insight with the Aging Committee * * * In the final hearing in a three-part Senate Aging Committee series on the soaring cost of prescription drugs, Administration officials testified about policies their agencies have both proposed and implemented to increase competition and lower costs for consumers.  more

Sen. Collins: Bipartisan Group Introduces Bill to Create Semipostal Stamp to Help Combat Elder Abuse
WASHINGTON, June 15 -- Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, issued the following news release: In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Stamp Out Elder Abuse Act. This bipartisan bill would give U.S. Postal Service customers the option of purchasing a semipostal--or fundraising--stamp that would benefit efforts to raise aware  more

Sen. Collins: Bipartisan Group Introduces Bill to Create Semipostal Stamp to Help Combat Elder Abuse
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Today, June 15th, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day * * * In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Stamp Out Elder Abuse Act. This bipartisan bill would give U.S. Postal Service customers the option of purchasing a semipostal--or fundraising--stamp that would benefit   more

Sen. Collins: Senate Appropriations Committee Advances $30 Million to Help Cities Like Portland Cope With Asylum Seekers
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding included in Bipartisan Border Supplemental Funding Package * * * U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee advanced an emergency supplemental appropriations bill by a vote of 30 - 1. Senator Collins is a senior member of the Committee. The legislation provides a total of $4.59 billion to address the border crisis, including $30 million in FEMA f  more

Sen.Collins: Administration Officials Detail Policies Focused on Reducing Prescription Drug Costs
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators Collins and Casey previously invited patients and drug pricing experts to share their insight with the Aging Committee * * * In the final hearing in a three-part Senate Aging Committee series on the soaring cost of prescription drugs, Administration officials testified about policies their agencies have both proposed and implemented to increase competition and lower costs for consumers.  more

Senator Collins Announces More Than $350,000 for Rockland Marine
WASHINGTON, June 14 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Rockland Marine Corporation has been awarded $351,956 to purchase new equipment to boost production, create efficiencies, and become more competitive. This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Small Shipyard Grant Program. Rockland Marine plans to use this f  more

Senator Collins Attends Westbrook Housing Celebration
WESTBROOK, Maine, June 14 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Westbrook Housing Authority's newly rehabilitated housing developments, Larrabee Woods and Riverview Terrace, will be home to 83 households of seniors and people with disabilities * * * U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks at the grand opening of the Westbrook Housing Authority's newly rehabilitated housing developments of Riverview Terrace and Larrabee Woods, apartment buildings f  more

Senator Collins Casts 7,000th Consecutive Vote
WASHINGTON, June 18 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - She is the third Senator in U.S. history to achieve this milestone * * * Senator Collins cast her 7,000th consecutive roll call vote today - the third Senator in U.S. history to reach this milestone. She also holds the record for consecutive votes cast by Senators who have never missed a roll call vote. "Maine people have a very strong work ethic, and it is a great honor to represent them in th  more

Senator Collins Participates in Hospice of Southern Maine Groundbreaking Ceremony
SCARBOROUGH, Maine, June 13 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - The space will serve as the central hub for clinical teams - nurses, social workers, and others - who visit approximately 200 patients daily in their homes, up from about 130 patients daily just three years ago. * * * U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, delivered remarks at the groundbreaking of a new hospice center in Scarborough last night. This buil  more

Senator Collins Questions Maine Native on Drug Pricing Transparency
WASHINGTON, June 19 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: At a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing on the Lower Heath Care Costs Act of 2019, U.S. Senator Susan Collins questioned Elizabeth Mitchell, President and CEO of Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), on ways the bill can be used to increase prescription drug price transparency and prevent patent thickets. Ms. Mitchell is a Maine native. Ms. Mitchell told the Committe  more

Senator Collins Speaks at New England Council Breakfast
PORTLAND, Maine, June 14 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Susan Collins attended and delivered remarks at the New England Council breakfast this morning, which was attended by approximately 70 New England Council members from Maine. Following her remarks, Senator Collins participated in a Q&A with attendees. "The New England Council was formed in 1925 in response to a great challenge. Our region was hurting, our traditional industries were in d  more

Senator Collins Welcomes Belfast Native to Her Washington Office
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that Philip Wich, a Belfast native, has been awarded a summer internship in her Washington, D.C., office. Philip is a 2016 graduate of Belfast Area High School and is the son of Ken and Amy Wich of Belfast. "Phil is a terrific student and a hard worker, and I am delighted to welcome him to my Washington, D.C., office," said Senator Collins. "I always enjoy giving stud  more

Senator Collins Welcomes Phippsburg Native to Her Washington Office
WASHINGTON, June 17 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that Lily Harris, a Phippsburg native, has been awarded an internship in her Washington, D.C., office. Lily is the daughter of Jeff and Laurel Harris of Phippsburg. "It is always a pleasure to give Mainers an opportunity to become actively involved in the legislative process here in Washington and to serve the citizens of Maine," said Senator Collins. "Lily has a stro  more

Senator Collins Welcomes Woolwich Central School Students to Washington
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with a group of nearly 50 students, parents, and teachers from Woolwich Central School who traveled to Washington, D.C., as part of the school's annual class trip. "It is always a pleasure to welcome Maine students to our nation's capital," said Senator Collins. "One of the best parts of serving as Maine's U.S. Senator is meeting all the great people, especially the student  more

Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $11.7 Million for Head Start Programs in Aroostook, Penobscot, and Kennebec Counties
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Angus S. King Jr., I-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that three Head Start programs in Aroostook, Penobscot, and Kennebec counties have been awarded a total of $11,773,325 from the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. "Head Start programs are instrumental in ensuring that young children cultivate new skills and receive educational opportunities," Senators Col  more

Sens. Collins, Brown, Rep. Pingree, Fortenberry Introduce Bill to Help Schools Access Locally Grown Foods
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Legislation Would Eliminate Unnecessary Red Tape, Get More Locally Grown Foods in School Lunchrooms * * * Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Kids Eat Local Act, legislation to help increase schools' access to locally grown foods by providing flexibility around the use of geographic preference in the National School Lunch Program. This wou  more

Sens. Collins, King Announce More Than $11.7 Million for Head Start Programs in Aroostook, Penobscot, Kennebec Counties
WASHINGTON, June 20 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that three Head Start programs in Aroostook, Penobscot, and Kennebec counties have been awarded a total of $11,773,325 from the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. "Head Start programs are instrumental in ensuring that young children cultivate new skills and receive educational opportunities," Senators Coll  more

Sens. Collins, Manchin Introduce Bill to Significantly Reduce Cost of Health Insurance
WASHINGTON, June 13 -- Sen. Susan M. Collins, R-Maine, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation supports state-based health insurance market stabilization programs that would lower insurance premiums for consumers by up to 30 percent in the individual market * * * U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Premium Reduction Act of 2019, legislation that would increase the affordability of health insurance in the individual market by supporting and   more