Senator Collins’ Statement on 110th Congress

Senator Susan Collins released the following statement today following the swearing-in ceremony for the 110th Congress.

“I welcome new members to the Senate and welcome back old friends. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate on many important issues to improve the lives of Mainers and all Americans.

“With the election behind us, it is now time to roll up our sleeves and get the job done. My goal during this Congress, as it has always been, is to promote a bipartisan working environment in the Senate so that we can focus on tackling the important issues facing our country.

“As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I will continue to fight to ensure that the Department of Defense places a high priority upon building up our naval fleet to counter existing and emerging threats, and to protect the jobs of the skilled and dedicated workforce at Bath Iron Works.

“As the highest ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, I will continue to work closely with my friend, Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT), to build upon the successes that we had last year in strengthening our homeland security.

“I am honored to represent the people of Maine and promise to continue working in a bipartisan fashion to make important progress for Maine and all of America’s families.”