Articles by Susan Collins

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.
Yet another expert study, this time by the Institutes of Medicine, has recommended that the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) federal nutrition program include the affordable, healthy, and nutritious fresh white potato. But the BDN’s Feb. 6 editorial on this issue criticizes my role in pushing the U. S. Department …

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.
The Bangor Daily News recently printed an inaccurate story as well as a negative column criticizing my efforts to improve the safety of Maine roads. The story criticized my previous success in amending federal law to allow the heaviest trucks, which were already allowed on state roads, to travel on …
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.
The American Society of Civil Engineers recently issued a report card giving Maine’s transportation infrastructure a grade of C-minus. The poor condition of our state’s roads and bridges ends up costing Maine drivers, on average, an extra $299 a year in car repairs. As this report card concluded, “the health, …
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.
Just last month, William Kayatta of Cape Elizabeth was formally sworn in as a U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals judge. During the investiture ceremony, Bill acknowledged that it was the result of my tireless advocacy, over more than a year, that he was able to overcome political obstacles to …
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.
It was with considerable disappointment that I read the wildly inaccurate OpEd by Fred Hill in the BDN on Feb. 19 criticizing my position on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary. That he launched this assault without any attention whatsoever to my actual statement explaining my position …

Hampden postal facility key to service, economy

By Susan Collins on Jan. 10, 2012, at 6:14 p.m.
Creative Digital Imaging is a Bangor business that creates and delivers time-sensitive materials for medical providers, such as appointment notices and billing statements for hospitals throughout the country. It is one of the largest mailers north of Portland and provides well over $150,000 in business every week to the U.S. …

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.
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