As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senator Collins holds a key position in Congress and has the important responsibility of overseeing and shaping national security issues of importance to both Maine and the United States. Senator Collins has fought for, and secured, provisions in annual defense authorization and funding bills that support work at Bath Iron Works, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the University of Maine, Saco Defense, Pratt & Whitney, and other companies important to the Maine economy.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine), both members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, applauded the Committee’s passage of the Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 by a unanimous bipartisan vote of 15-0. The bill, which includes key provisions authored by both Senators Collins and King, authorizes funding, provides appropriate legal authorities and enhances Congressional oversight for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).
Washington, D.C. — By a vote of 86-5, the Senate passed a bipartisan appropriations “minibus” today that includes the fiscal year 2019 Energy and Water, Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch funding bills. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, successfully pushed for a number of provisions that were incorporated into the final bill. The legislation now awaits further consideration by the House of Representatives.
Washington, D.C. - By an overwhelming bipartisan majority of 85-10, the Senate passed legislation today that will strengthen our national defense and support our men and women in uniform. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, voted in favor of the bill. The Senate and the House of Representatives must now reconcile their two versions of the bill before being sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Bath Iron Works has been awarded a $49,817,723 contract for lead yard services for DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class ships. The contract includes options that could bring the cumulative value to $304,843,466 over five years.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Eastport will receive a port visit during the city’s 2018 Fourth of July celebration. The U.S. Navy has committed to sending the guided missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG-74), which has a crew complement of approximately 280 sailors.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works an $87,218,473 sole source contract. The funding will be used to continue Integrated Planning Yard services for Arleigh Burke-class and Oliver Hazard Perry-class ships.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) sent a letter to President Donald Trump expressing their concern regarding the decision to eliminate the White House Cybersecurity Coordinator position in the National Security Council. Senators Collins and Heinrich are both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Washington, D.C. – At a hearing held today by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that examined worldwide security threats to our nation, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Committee, urged intelligence community leaders to protect the United States against foreign interference in our electoral process.
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced bipartisan legislation to protect American election systems from foreign interference. The Securing America's Voting Equipment (SAVE) Act would help safeguard voting systems, registration data, and ballots from theft, manipulation, and malicious computer hackers.
Bath, ME — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin welcomed the Secretary of the Navy to Bath Iron Works (BIW) today. Senators Collins and King invited Secretary Spencer to Maine so that he could see firsthand the excellent work performed by the highly skilled employees at BIW to build and maintain the Navy fleet.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) announced today that the U.S. Navy awarded contracts to Bath Iron Works to build two new DDG-51 destroyers.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act today that would repeal the existing Department of Defense (DoD) long-term temporary duty (TDY) policy for shipyard workers conducting off-yard maintenance.
Caribou, ME - U.S. Senator Susan Collins released a statement following the President’s address on Afghanistan:
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement on North Korea:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works a $11,392,918 contract modification. The funding will be used to exercise options for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers lead yard services.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee on which she serves approved $61.7 million in funding for a paint, blast, and rubber fabrication facility at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery. The funding was included in the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill at her request.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee on which she serves approved $17.5 million in funding for the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Presque Isle. The funding was included in the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill at her request.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement in response to a report in the Washington Post regarding the President's handling of classified information:
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins and U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson led a bipartisan group of 50 Members of Congress in writing to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, requesting an update on their efforts to counter Boko Haram.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that the bipartisan funding bill that was signed into law yesterday includes $433 million for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke class destroyer (DDG-51) that is likely to be awarded to Bath Iron Works (BIW). As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Collins secured this funding.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King issued this statement following the announcement by the Department of Defense that Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Kyle Milliken, a Falmouth, Maine, native, was killed during an operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia.