Latest Susan Collins News

Bill would ban discrimination against LGTBQ jurors

Jun. 20, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Discrimination would be prohibited against jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity under a bill reintroduced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine. “It’s a stain on our...

Senators ask Biden administration to help biomass industry

Jun. 20, 2021 08:34 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Maine and New Hampshire's U.S. senators are part of a group that's asking the Biden administration to increase opportunities for the biomass industry. The group, led by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, a Democrat, and Susan Collins of Maine, a...

Haaland touts Acadia National Park work during Maine visit

Jun. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

WINTER HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland detailed a host of improvements and investments at Maine's only national park during a visit to the state on Friday. Haaland touted the improvements on a day she toured Acadia National Park, one of the biggest...

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots. Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday that the new “Vax Nevada Days” initiative provided skeptics one more...

As COVID-19 crisis ebbs, some seeking 9/11-style commission

Jun. 17, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

With more than 600,000 Americans dead of COVID-19 and questions still raging about the origin of the virus and the government's response, a push is underway on Capitol Hill and beyond for a full-blown investigation of the crisis by a national commission like the one that looked into 9/11. ...

Bipartisan infrastructure group swells to 21 senators

Jun. 16, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan senators’ group working on a $1 trillion infrastructure compromise more than doubled in size to 21 members Wednesday, a key threshold that gives momentum to their effort as President Joe Biden returns from overseas at a pivotal time for his big legislative...

Colorado couple donates $25M to Maine Medical Center

Jun. 16, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Colorado couple is donating $25 million to a capital campaign for Maine Medical Center, the state’s largest hospital. The largest single donation to the hospital comes from John and Leslie Malone, who spend summers in Boothbay Harbor. Leslie...

Study: Half of US cosmetics contain toxic chemicals

Jun. 15, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada are awash with a toxic industrial compound associated with serious health conditions, including cancer and reduced birth weight, according to a new study. Researchers at the University...

Senate votes to confirm Biden pick for DC appeals court

Jun. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed the first appellate court judge of President Joe Biden’s tenure, elevating a judge with strong prospects of landing on the president's short list should a Supreme Court vacancy arise. Senators voted 53-44 to confirm...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 12, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Preempted by coverage of the French Open...