Articles by senatorcollinspress

Senators King and Collins wave to onlookers during Monhegan's Quadricentennial parade Tuesday.

Collins, King Join 400th Anniversary Celebration on Monhegan Island

By senatorcollinspress on Aug. 07, 2014, at 8:31 a.m.
MONHEGAN — United States Senators Susan Collins and Angus King participated in the Quadricentennial celebration on Monhegan Island Tuesday, recognizing the 1614 settlement of Monhegan Plantation that began when Captain John Smith landed on the island. “Captain Smith once wrote that it would take ‘the best parts of art, judgment, …

Plan to Encourage Retirement Savings Introduced in U.S. Senate

By senatorcollinspress on Jan. 30, 2014, at 9:31 a.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As Americans live longer, they are growing increasingly concerned that they may not have sufficient savings to maintain their standard of living in retirement. The fact is, more and more retirees are reliant on their own savings and investments to help them enjoy what should be their “golden years,” …
Senator Collins visits the New Balance manufacturing facility in Norway in 2013.

A Seven-Point-Plan for Creating Jobs in Maine

By senatorcollinspress on Jan. 17, 2014, at 11:53 a.m.
Unemployment insurance is critical to those who lost their jobs through no fault of their own and are diligently searching for work but are unable to find it. That is why I recently voted to proceed to debate a bill that would extend federal emergency unemployment compensation benefits. This program …
Senators Susan Collins and Bill Nelson (D-FL) hold hearing in Washington, D.C. on protecting consumers against prescription drug labeling mistakes.

Protecting Consumers from Medication Mistakes

By senatorcollinspress on Dec. 13, 2013, at 10:50 a.m.
Far too many individuals know the frustration of picking up prescription medication from the pharmacy and being left confused by the written information that is attached to or enclosed in the medication’s paper bag. This information can be unclear, difficult to understand, and in a print size that is too …
Brigadier General Gerard Bolduc, Commander of Maine Air National Guard and Senator Susan Collins present Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor to Gene Dobbins, nephew of Jerry W. Dobbins

World War II Hero Honored in Stockton Springs

By senatorcollinspress on Nov. 10, 2013, at 10:44 a.m.
Stockton Springs– As America honors all our nation’s heroes in the armed services, with the help of U.S. Senator Susan Collins, one special ceremony in Stockton Springs on Saturday paid special tribute to a hero killed during World War II. In January 1943, 19-year-old Jerry W. Dobbins was among the …

Senator Collins supports bipartisan chemical safety bill

By senatorcollinspress on June 07, 2013, at 10:58 a.m.
From life-saving medicines to electronics and building materials, chemistry has produced countless beneficial innovations. At the same time, the unanticipated effects of some chemicals in everything from fabrics to food can be a hazard to both people and the environment. I have cosponsored the first bipartisan legislation that would update …
Senator Susan Collins speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference on sexual assault in the military.  She is accompanied by (L-R) Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Rep. Mike Turner of Ohio and Rep. Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts.

Sexual Assault in the Military: A Troubling Trend

By senatorcollinspress on May 29, 2013, at 10:22 a.m.
Nine years ago, I participated in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the tragic issue of sexual assault in the military. At a time when American women were risking their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, I asked the military leaders who testified two fundamental questions. What does it say …

The IRS Must Remain Above Politics

By senatorcollinspress on May 17, 2013, at 11:38 a.m.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may be the most powerful, and feared, federal agency in Washington. It is absolutely essential that it always remain above politics, yet we discovered recently that the IRS is failing in this mission. I am appalled by the abuses of power at the IRS that …

Senator Collins: “Proposed Study of “Border-Fee:” A Bad Idea that Should be Abandoned”

By senatorcollinspress on May 05, 2013, at 9:21 a.m.
Growing up in Caribou, barely 10 miles from New Brunswick, I saw every day that on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border are the lifelong friends and family members, the shopping, medical services, churches, and all the other things that make a community. From Jackman to Fort Kent to Calais, …
Senator Susan Collins with students at Leonard Middle School in Old Town.

Senator Collins Visits Students at Leonard Middle School in Old Town

By senatorcollinspress on March 29, 2013, at 12:57 p.m.
During an assembly Thursday, U.S. Senator Susan Collins spoke to students at Leonard Middle School in Old Town. The senator spoke about her role as a United States Senator and answered questions. Collins also inspired the students with the message that if they work hard, and never give up, they …
Senator Susan Collins greets Kim Nichols of Hermon prior to a Senate hearing in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Senator Collins Warns Mainers to Beware of the 876 Jamaican Phone Scam

By senatorcollinspress on March 15, 2013, at 4:54 p.m.
By Senator Susan Collins: To most Americans, Jamaica is a tropical paradise: an island of lush green mountains and white sand beaches, set in the clear, blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. We’ve all seen the ads: full of gorgeous scenery, and upbeat music calling Americans to “come and feel …

Congress Should Strengthen Mental Health Services

By senatorcollinspress on Feb. 15, 2013, at 11:23 a.m.
By Senator Susan Collins February 15, 2013 The horrific tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, last December filled the hearts of all Americans with sorrow. It also brought to the forefront several crucial issues we must address to better understand and prevent the multiple causes of such terrible violence. In …

Senator Collins calls for immediate action to avoid sequestration

By senatorcollinspress on Feb. 14, 2013, at 9 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– U.S. Senator Susan Collins today called for immediate action to avoid the automatic, across-the-board federal budget cuts that are scheduled to take place on March 1st. During an Appropriations Committee hearing today focused on the impact of sequestration, Senator Collins said she has serious concerns that sequestration would …

Senators Call for National Commission on Violence

By senatorcollinspress on Dec. 28, 2012, at 12:18 p.m.
WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senators Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), John McCain (R-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), have sent a letter to Vice President Joseph Biden urging that when he submits the conclusions of his task force on gun violence to the President and Congress in January, he recommend the …