WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and a delegation of GOP senators met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv during an unannounced visit Saturday, delivering the latest show of American solidarity with the country at war with Russia.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A message left in chalk outside Sen. Susan Collins' home urged her to support the Democratic effort to codify Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion nationwide.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators want their colleagues to ratify an agreement that would phase out a greenhouse gas linked to climate change.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Furious Senate Democrats vowed Tuesday to vote on legislation to protect abortion access for millions of Americans, but without broader support from Republicans, Congress is essentially powerless to prevent the unraveling of the landmark Roe v.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Families who save for college would get tax cuts plus the option to roll unused savings into a retirement account under a bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine.
BATH, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on Monday made her first public appearance since contracting COVID-19 earlier this month, visiting Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works with the the Navy's top officer.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday just hours after voting to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney say they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic elevation to the Supreme Court, giving President Joe Biden's nominee a burst of bipartisan support and all but assuring she'll become the first Black female justice.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney announced Monday night they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic elevation to the Supreme Court, giving President Joe Biden's nominee a burst of bipartisan support and all but assuring she'll become the first Black female justice.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he won’t vote for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, expressing concerns about her record despite supporting her confirmation as an appeals court judge last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday she will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, giving Democrats at least one Republican vote and all but assuring that Jackson will become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is set to receive about $45 million to improve roads around the state, including in its capital city.
The money is part of the fiscal year's transportation bill. Almost $5 million of the funding will be used to improve a section of an Augusta street that has been the subject of more than two dozen collisions over the past decade.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A proposal supported by a pair of lawmakers from Maine to protect the rights of sexual assault and harassment victims has become law.
HOULTON, Maine (AP) — Maine will use more than $150 million to modernize five land ports of entry along its border with Canada.
The state's U.S. senators, independent Sen. Angus King and Republican Sen.
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing $1 million to help renovate a landmark mill building in the state’s second-largest city.
The money, which will be used to fix the roof of Bates Mill #5, was approved by both chambers of Congress, said Maine Sens.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins had words of praise for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson after meeting with her for more than an hour and a half at the Capitol on Tuesday, raising Democrats' hopes that she could be a GOP vote in favor of her confirmation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Senate Democrats say they are hoping for a bipartisan vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.
That won’t be easy, but some Republicans have expressed an openness to voting for Biden’s nominee, who currently sits on the U.S.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — The world's largest 3D-printed boat will serve as a logistics vessel for the U.S. Department of Defense.
The boat was created by a 3D printer at University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center.
HONOLULU (AP) — Three former executives of a Hawaii-based defense contractor pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of funneling more than $200,000 in illegal donations to aid the reelection campaign of Republican Sen.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators are joining an effort for more seasonal worker visas to help with summer hiring needs.
Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Republican Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota are leading the push, and have called on the Biden administration to raise the cap on seasonal worker visas.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican senator has joined a push to help families of public safety officers who have suffered mental health challenges or died by suicide.
Sen. Susan Collins is part of a bipartisan group of senators that is working to help families receive public safety officers' benefits.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China has failed to live up to its promise to buy more Maine lobster under a deal that opened the door to an easing of a trade war under former President Donald Trump, Maine's congressional leaders say.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Programs that support fish and wildlife restoration and hunter education are set to receive more than $16 million from the federal government in Maine.
The money is from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the U.S.
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — A former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and U.S. senate candidate announced another $400,000 in donations from her campaign fund on Tuesday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three former executives of a Hawaii-based defense contractor have been indicted on charges of funneling more than $200,000 in illegal donations to aid the reelection campaign of Republican Sen.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Maryland want the federal government to extend the shelf life of prescription drugs that are in short supply to try to help address shortages.
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Susan Collins, R-Maine; Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is set to receive $225 million from the federal government over the next five years to fix bridges around the state.
The state has more than 300 bridges that are in poor condition, Democratic Rep.
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Four dredging projects slated for coastal Maine communities will improve safety and navigation for commercial fishermen and others, the state's two senators said.
The projects are in Ogunquit, Scarborough, Milbridge and Bar Harbor.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans are stepping up a personal campaign to persuade Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to run for the Senate and help the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators from Maine, Mississippi and New York wants to strengthen prevention of sexual assault and harassment in the United States Merchant Marine.
The proposal would look to improve prevention, response, investigation and accountability of sexual misconduct in the maritime industry, the senators said.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of Republican senators including Sen. Susan Collins of Maine on Tuesday called on the Social Security Administration to reopen its field offices to the public.
Collins said the closure of the offices for more than 20 months has taken a toll on residents who need to access Social Security services.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Max Linn, a former U.S. Senate candidate from Maine who shook up a high-profile race with his antics during debates, has died. He was 62.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A bipartisan group of legislators wants to make sure older high-rise residential buildings are outfitted with more sprinklers.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Democratic Sen.
GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Meat and poultry processors in Maine are getting a boost of more than $1.3 million from the federal government.
The funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help the businesses to meet packaging, labeling and food safety requirements, U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — During his confirmation to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh convinced Sen. Susan Collins that he thought a woman’s right to an abortion was “settled law,” calling the court cases affirming it “precedent on precedent” that could not be casually overturned.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and U.S. Senate candidate said Wednesday she is donating $3.5 million in leftover campaign money to a civil legal aid nonprofit group in the state.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Millions of dollars in road construction projects are coming to communities in eastern and northern Maine.
The money is via the RAISE grant program and it will boost projects in Bangor and Houlton.
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — An order of protection case involving a former U.S. Senate candidate accused of pulling a gun on a campaign staffer has been postponed to February.
The former staffer's request for an order against Max Linn had been slated for this week.
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A former U.S. Senate candidate is due in court for a hearing about allegations he pointed a gun at a former campaign staffer.
Max Linn ran as a conservative independent in a 2020 Senate race that was won by incumbent Republican Sen.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — Maine's flagship university is getting about $400,000 to expand its long-standing research focusing on baby lobsters.
University of Maine scientists, including marine researcher Richard Wahle, have studied larval lobsters for years.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican senator said Tuesday that she's joining with dozens of others in calling for an immediate transition of federal workers back to in-person service.
Sen. Susan Collins is part of a group of 43 senators, all of whom are Republicans, calling for the change.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Minnesota are introducing legislation to better promote preventative health services such as mammograms.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who has never missed a roll call vote, extended her voting streak to 8,000 on Thursday.
The milestone for the 68-year-old senator from Maine was reached on a vote to confirm Elizabeth Prelogar as solicitor general.
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said spending bills currently being considered in Congress contain more than $260 million for 106 Maine projects.
The Maine Republican said the funding is included in the fiscal 2022 bills approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee, which she serves on.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators have joined a push to try to prevent suicide among members of the military.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they're helping introduce the Save Our Servicemembers Act, which is also called the SOS Act.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. senators from Rhode Island and Maine are asking the Biden administration to quickly send money to states for the program that helps people pay their heating bills.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators have signed on to a push to try to improve protections for America's wildlife.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King said they're co-sponsoring the Recovering America's Wildlife Act.
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A University of Maine center that performs research about transportation is getting a boost of more than $2.5 million from the federal government.
The UMaine Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center has received the money from the U.S.