Sen. Susan Collins

Sen. Susan Collins


United States Senator from Maine. All tweets originate from the Press Office of Senator Susan Collins.

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It was wonderful to see so many Mainers at the Jackman-Moose River 4th of July parade today. I was also honored to participate in the dedication of Jackman’s new veterans memorial that recognizes the many patriots from the region who bravely served our nation in uniform.

The Paycheck Protection Program I co-authored is helping small businesses and their employees get through this difficult period. Today, a bill I co-sponsored extending the deadline to apply for the PPP to August 8th was signed into law.

I am continuing bipartisan negotiations on a bill to allow especially hard-hit businesses to be eligible to receive a second forgivable PPP loan.

Maine Farmers Exchange in Presque Isle has been awarded $2.14 million to participate in the USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program, which purchases fresh produce, dairy, & meat from farmers & provides it to families in need.

$545,000 has been awarded for infrastructure improvement projects at the Eastport & Wiscasset Municipal Airports. As Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, I'm committed to supporting our local airports & their workers amid COVID-19.

Reducing drug costs is one of my top priorities, particularly during COVID-19. I joined @ChuckGrassley  in introducing a bill that would save Americans tens of billions of dollars by creating penalties for drug manufacturers & middlemen who drive up prices.

USPS employees face increased risks amid COVID-19. To help USPS cope with added costs to protect workers & declining first-class & marketing mail volumes, @SenFeinstein  & I authored a bill to provide up to $25 billion to offset COVID-19-related expenses.

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Still deep cuts to Medicaid in Senate bill. Will vote no on MTP. Ready to work w/ GOP & Dem colleagues to fix flaws in ACA.

My full statement on my decision to support Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to be an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court:

The Trump Administration‘s decision to eliminate protections for transgender patients is simply wrong. I’ll work to overturn this discriminatory policy.

Professor Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should both testify under oath before the Judiciary Committee.

This has to stop – we all have a job – 3 branches of gov’t and media. We don’t have to get along, but we must show respect and civility.

I will vote in support of the motion to allow witnesses and documents to be subpoenaed. My full statement:

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