Senators Collins And King Announce More Than $650,000 In Funding For The Southern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery In Springvale

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that $671,957 from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been awarded for the expansion of the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale.

With the closest National Veterans' Cemetery approximately 154 miles away in Bourne, MA and the closest Maine State Veterans' Cemetery nearly 89 miles away in Augusta, this grant is critical to providing continued service for the nearly 40,000 Veterans and their families in Maine.

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Senators Collins And Baldwin Introduce RAISE Family Caregivers Act

The RAISE Act Would Establish a National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage, or RAISE, Family Caregivers Act this afternoon. This legislation, endorsed by the AARP, would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a National Family Caregiving Project to develop and sustain a national strategy to support family caregivers.

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Senators Collins And King Announce More Than $850,000 In Funding For The Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery In Caribou

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Northern Maine Veterans’ Cemetery in Caribou will receive $861,232 from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).      

With the closest National Veterans’ Cemetery more than 450 miles away in Bourne, MA and the closest State Veterans’ Cemetery nearly 250 miles away in Augusta, this grant is critical to providing continued service for 7,795 Veterans and their families in Northern Maine.        

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ICYMI: “A Call To Share The Care”

     WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an opinion editorial published in The Washington Times today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wrote about the importance of recognizing and supporting the nearly five-and-a-half million spouses, parents, children and other loved ones who care for wounded and ill returning veterans. 

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Senators Collins And King Congratulate Maine Recipients Of The Presidential Award For Excellence In Mathematics And Science Teaching

     Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today congratulated Lisa McLellan and William O'Brien for recently receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). McLellan, a teacher at Windham High School in Windham, and O’Brien, a teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School in Camden, will each receive an award signed by President Obama and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

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