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Susan Collins' Public Statements on Issue: Higher Education

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Sr, Republican
Date Title
March 29, 2019 Senator Collins, Members of Maine Educational Opportunity Association Discuss Significant Growth of TRIO Programs Throughout the State
July 26, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Collins, King Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Calling on DeVos to Allow the Use of FAFSA Income Data to Help Determine TRIO Eligibility
April 18, 2018 Following Push from King, Collins, Department of Education Agrees To Discharge Outstanding Federal Student Loans for Permanently Disabled Veterans
April 10, 2018 Collins, King Statement on Selection of New UMaine President
Feb. 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, the Hon. David Shulkin, Secretary of VA, and Ms. Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security - Immediately Discharge Outstanding Loans for Families Suffering from Child's Death or Permanent Disability
Feb. 15, 2018 Letter to Secretary DeVos, Secretary Shulkin, and Acting Commissioner Berryhill - Discharge Outstanding Federal Student Loans for Totally and Permanently Disabled Americans
Jan. 25, 2018 Senator Collins Commends UMPI Competency-Based Education Program
Sept. 27, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member - Save the Perkins Loan Program
Sept. 15, 2017 U.S. Senators Baldwin, Portman, Casey and Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Save Perkins Loan Program
June 29, 2017 Collins, King Announce $574,650 in Grant Funding for University of Maine and Bigelow Laboratory Collaboration
May 18, 2017 Portman, Bipartisan Group Renews Push to Help Students Address High Cost of College
May 18, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Richard Shelby and Jeanne Shaheen, Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - Funding for National Sea Grant College Program
May 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Reverse the Rejection of Dozens of Upward Bound Applications over Minor Formatting Issues
May 15, 2017 Letter to Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Tester, Collins Continue to Fight for Low-income, First-Generation College Students
April 5, 2017 Hearing of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Collins, Hearing on Protecting Our Midshipmen: Preventing Sexual Assault and Harassment at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
March 24, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of US Department of Education - Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool
March 10, 2017 Casey, Toomey, Donnelly and Collins Continue Fight for Children of Fallen First Responders
July 29, 2016 King, Collins, & Poliquin Announce Economic Development Assessment Team Deployment Dates and $7.7 Million Federal Investment to Help Grow Maine's Economy
July 27, 2016 Collins, King Announce Nearly $800,000 in Grant Funding for UMaine to Support Low-Income and First-Generation College-Bound Students
June 7, 2016 Alexander, Johnson Lead 44 Senators in Introducing Congressional Review Act to Stop Backward "Time Card" Overtime Rule
May 19, 2016 Kaine Introduces Legislation To Promote Apprenticeships, Help More Students, Workers And Employers Compete In The Global Economy
May 11, 2016 Senate Makes Higher Education Easier for Heroes' Children
May 11, 2016 Senate Passes Legislation Coauthored by Senator Collins to Help Children of Fallen First Responders Attend College
March 15, 2016 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Mental Health Services on College Campuses
Feb. 26, 2016 Collins, King Announce Nearly $2 Million STEM Education Grant to UMaine
Oct. 29, 2015 Baldwin, Collins, Casey, Portman Lead Majority of Senate in Bipartisan Effort to Save Student Loan Program
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader - Save Perkins Loan Program
Sept. 29, 2015 TSA Office Inspection Accountability Act of 2015
Sept. 14, 2015 Senators Collins, King Announce Grant Funding for Bates College, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
Sept. 9, 2015 Senators Collins, Baldwin Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen America's Commitment to the Next Generation of Researchers
Aug. 10, 2015 Collins, King Announce $200,000 Grant for Climate Research at UMaine
June 10, 2015 Senators Collins and King Announce Funding for the University of New England
May 9, 2015 Senator Susan Collins Delivers University of Maine at Augusta Commencement Address
May 2, 2015 Senator Susan Collins Delivers Keynote Address at Tufts Medical School Celebration
April 6, 2015 U.S. Senator Susan Collins Visits Eastern Maine Community College
March 26, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016
March 26, 2015 Senate Approves Collins' Bipartisan Amendment to Increase Accessibility to Higher Education
Jan. 30, 2015 Weekly Column: "Saving for Higher Education"
Jan. 27, 2015 Keystone XL Pipeline Act -- Continued
Jan. 27, 2015 Letter to Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Finance - Regarding the Proposal to Tax 529 Funds
Jan. 27, 2015 Senator Collins' Statement on Administration's Decision to Abandon Harmful 529 College Savings Proposal
Jan. 7, 2015 King, Burr Lead Bipartisan Push to Reform Student Loan Repayment Programs
Jan. 7, 2015 Sen. Collins Supports Bipartisan Push to Reform Student Loan Repayment Programs
Sept. 18, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Sept. 10, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Aging Special Committee - Indebted for Life: Older Americans and Student Loan Debt
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Education
Dec. 17, 2013 Making Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014--Continued
Sept. 27, 2013 Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Designating September as Campus Fire Safety Month
July 10, 2013 Senator Collins Supports Bipartisan Student Loan Compromise
Sept. 11, 2012 Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed--Continued
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