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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Since January, a total of 7,633 Maine employers have been approved for nearly $553 million in forgivable loans, including 1,500+ small businesses that were approved for nearly $100 million just last week. The PPP is supporting jobs across our state.

I've heard from health care providers about how the pandemic is compounding the financial, PPE, & staffing challenges they face. I urged @HHSGov  Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra to support additional funding for health care professionals, particularly in rural areas.

From job creation to telehealth, high-speed Internet can provide countless benefits to communities. A bill I authored with @RepJackyRosen  would provide up to $15 billion to expand broadband access to areas that lack it.

Good news: Maine’s small businesses are getting forgivable PPP loans so that they can survive the pandemic & continue to pay their employees. The latest data: 8,542 loans approved in 2021, totaling more than $601 million.

More than $10 million has been awarded to support public housing for Mainers. As the Ranking Member of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, I am committed to delivering resources to meet the needs of our communities and provide safe places to live.

LIHEAP provides home heating assistance to ensure Mainers stay warm & safe during the winter months. That’s why @SenJackReed  & I led a bipartisan group of Senators in urging the Administration to prioritize funding for this program in the upcoming budget.

Veterans deserve our unwavering support. I introduced a bill with @Sen_JoeManchin  to allow disabled veterans to apply for a grant every ten years to help them purchase a new adaptive vehicle—helping to ensure their safety and maintain their independence.


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.

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.

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

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

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

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