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Susan Collins' Public Statements on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Sr, Republican
Date Title
March 1, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Senators Collins, King Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging DHS to Issue Additional H-2B Visas to Support Small Businesses
Feb. 19, 2019 Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Legislation to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination
Feb. 4, 2019 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Jan. 28, 2019 Letter to Margaret Weichert, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management - Wyden, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Administration to Pay Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown Immediately
Jan. 16, 2019 Legislation Authored by Senators Collins, Cardin to Ensure Federal Workers Affected by Shutdowns Receive Retroactive Pay Signed into Law
Jan. 11, 2019 Senators Collins, Johnson Announce Legislation to Pay Federal Employees Required to Work During Shutdown
Jan. 10, 2019 Bipartisan Bill to Protect Federal and Other Government Workers Hurt During Shutdowns Passes Senate
Nov. 30, 2018 Senator Collins Participates in Women's Retirement Security Panel at Elevate Summit
Oct. 30, 2018 Collins, King, Poliquin Celebrate New Defense Contract at New Balance Supporting 900 Maine Jobs
Aug. 31, 2018 Following Senator Collins' Leadership, President Signs Executive Order to Help Strengthen Retirement Security
July 27, 2018 Senators Honor Intelligence Professionals for Service to Nation
July 18, 2018 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Financial Relief to Civilian Federal Employees
March 28, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Honorable Charles E. Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Bring Forward Legislation to Reform Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Rules in Congress
March 27, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Democratic Leader - Senators Murray, Cantwell Call on Senate Leadership to Bring Forward Legislation to Reform Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Rules in Congress
Dec. 19, 2017 Senators Collins and Duckworth Introduce Legislation to Support Women Pursuing Careers in Aviation
Oct. 25, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Aging Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Collins, Hearing on Working and Aging with Disabilities: From School to Retirement
Sept. 8, 2017 Donnelly, Collins Reintroduce 40 Hours is Full Time Act
July 19, 2017 Letter to Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Greater Retirement Security
July 17, 2017 Following Pressure from Collins & King, DHS & Labor Departments to Issue 15,000 H-2B Visas to Support American Jobs
June 26, 2017 Letter to the Honorable John F. Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security - H-2B Nonimmigrant Temporary Worker Visas
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Richard Shelby and the Hon. Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies - Calling for Robust Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
May 9, 2017 Senator Collins Announces $6 Million to Support Safety Training Grants for Fishermen
May 1, 2017 Collins, King Announce Step Forward for Maine Small Business in Need of Seasonal Workers
April 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Senators Asks Labor Secretary to Initiate Immediate Review of Fiduciary Rule
March 16, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Sean J. Stackley, Acting Secretary of the Navy - Improve Process for Reimbursing Travel Expenses for Public Shipyard Employees
Feb. 27, 2017 Collins, Casey, Grassley, Leahy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination
Feb. 10, 2017 Letter to Andrew Puzder, Nominee for Secretary of Labor - Women and Worker Safety
Feb. 8, 2017 Collins, King Welcome Sappi Fine North America Announcement of $165 million Investment in its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan
Feb. 3, 2017 DoD Exempts Critical Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Personnel from Hiring Freeze Following Pressure from Senators Collins and King
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to The Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Dec. 6, 2016 Collins, King Welcome Tariff Announcement to Protect Maine Papermaking Jobs
Nov. 10, 2016 Senators Collins and King and Representative Poliquin Announce Taa Benefits for Workers at Twin Rivers Paper
Sept. 29, 2016 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Sept. 29, 2016 Alexander, Collins, Lankford, Scott, Flake Introduce Bill to Protect Workers, Non-Profits, Colleges, Local Governments from Dec. 1 Overtime Rule
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Supporting the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act
Sept. 8, 2016 Letter to Chairmen Mac Thornberry and John McCain, Ranking Members Adam Smith and Jack Reed, Congressional Armed Service Committees - Issues with the Language in the National Defense Authorization Act Concerning Long-term Temporary Duty
Sept. 6, 2016 Maine Congressional Delegation Responds to European Union Decision to Proceed with Review of Proposed Lobster Ban
Aug. 12, 2016 Collins, King, Poliquin Announce Trade Adjustment Assistance for Displaced Cascades Auburn Fiber Mill Workers
Aug. 2, 2016 Collins, King, Poliquin Announce Nearly $2 Million in Grant Funding for Infrastructure Upgrades & Job Training Across Maine
Aug. 2, 2016 Senators Collins, King, Rep. Poliquin Attend, Deliver Remarks at Union River Center for Innovation, Jackson Laboratory's Ellsworth Vivarium
June 7, 2016 Protecting Workers and Small Businesses from Misguided Federal Regulations
June 7, 2016 Alexander, Johnson Lead 44 Senators in Introducing Congressional Review Act to Stop Backward "Time Card" Overtime Rule
May 19, 2016 Senator Collins, THUD Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman, Announces Passage of Bipartisan FY 2017 Funding Bill
May 19, 2016 Kaine Introduces Legislation To Promote Apprenticeships, Help More Students, Workers And Employers Compete In The Global Economy
May 18, 2016 Senator Susan Collins' Statement on Department of Labor's Overtime Rule
April 19, 2016 Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Passes With Senator Collins' Amendment to Increase Safety, Preserve Jobs at Nation's Airports
April 12, 2016 Senators Collins and King and Representative Poliquin Announce TAA Benefits for Workers at Madison Paper
April 6, 2016 Collins, King, Ayotte, Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Ensure Shipyard Workers Are Fully Reimbursed for Long-term Travel for Maintenance
March 17, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Thomas Perez, Secretary, US Department of Labor - Trade Adjustment Assistance for Madison Paper Workers
March 14, 2016 Collins, King Call on Commerce Department to Spearhead Economic Development Efforts in Rural Maine
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