Articles by Susan Collins


Isolation is an epidemic among seniors. The antidote to this scourge isn’t another law.

By Susan Collins on June 17, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
For some of the greatest public health threats, the antidote is not a prescription drug or a bill in Congress. We can take arms against isolation and loneliness among seniors in America, with words of kindness and actions of service.

A stronger Iran means a less secure America

By Susan Collins on Sept. 10, 2015, at 1:17 p.m.
Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lamar Alexander (RTN) make their way to the Senate chamber to vote on a series of amendments on the bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline on Capitol Hill in Washington January 21, 2015.

With the potato, the BDN gets it wrong on all fronts

By Susan Collins on Feb. 10, 2015, at 12:33 p.m.

Highway safety is a shared goal. That’s why truck rules need careful study

By Susan Collins on Dec. 24, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
President Barack Obama is greeted by Senators Susan Collins, R-Maine, and John Cornyn, R-Texas, as he arrives at the U.S. Capitol to meet with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in this March 2013 file photo.

Susan Collins: How the US missed a chance to invest in roads, bridges, housing

By Susan Collins on Aug. 05, 2013, at 1:39 p.m.
Maine Sen. Susan Collins shows a picture of herself and Sen. Angus King the moment they heard of William Kayatta's appointment as Maine's judge on the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals. Collins was speaking at Kayatta's investiture at USM in Portland May 24, 2013.

Susan Collins: Why Congress should reform federal court

By Susan Collins on June 19, 2013, at 1:22 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins speaks during the opening ceremony of the new hangar at the 101st Air Refueling Wing base in Bangor in October 2012.

Susan Collins’ real view on Chuck Hagel

By Susan Collins on Feb. 19, 2013, at 4:47 p.m.

Hampden postal facility key to service, economy

By Susan Collins on Jan. 10, 2012, at 6:14 p.m.

Governing amid poisonous words

By Susan Collins on Jan. 16, 2011, at 9:08 a.m.
Too few want to achieve real solutions; too many would rather draw sharp distinctions.

Working to eliminate foreign oil dependence

By Susan Collins on Sept. 26, 2008, at 9:07 p.m.
Our nation is facing two crises — high energy costs and deteriorating credit markets — both of which require congressional action. Congress should not be rushing to adjourn without carefully considering and passing legislation to address each crisis.