Senators Collins, King Announce Approval of $1 billion Toward Additional Destroyer Likely to be built at BIW

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Committee, and Angus King, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced today that the final omnibus bill includes $1 billion toward the construction of an additional DDG-51 destroyer. This destroyer would likely be built at Bath Iron Works. This destroyer would be in addition to those already included in the current multi-year procurement contract. The omnibus bill will be considered by Congress later this week.


Collins, King Statement in response to Bath Iron Works Labor Contract Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King issued the following statement today following approval of the new labor contract between Bath Iron Works and the Local S6 Machinists Union:​
“The ratification of the labor contract required collaboration, hard work, and compromise by all parties.  This represents a significant achievement and will put BIW on a viable track moving forward as they work as a team to fulfill critical Navy requirements.”   


Senate Passes Bipartisan Rewrite of No Child Left Behind with Important Provisions Authored by Senator Collins

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement after the Senate passed the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act with strong support (85-12).  This bicameral reform bill will replace No Child Left Behind with new policies that will return greater control and flexibility to states and local school districts. The legislation must now be signed into law by President Obama.