Senator Collins Speaks from the Senate Floor: Senate Approves Critical Funding for Veterans’ Programs and Military Construction Projects

The bill contains nearly $80 billion in funding, which represents an increase of more than $1 billion above the President’s FY 2016 budget request.  It also reflects bipartisan compromise and a commitment, on the eve of Veterans’ Day, to ensure that Congress funds programs and priorities that support veterans, our troops, and their families.


Senators Collins, King Announce that the 133rd Engineer Battalion Will Remain in Maine

“During my discussions with Lieutenant General Kadavy, the Director of the Army National Guard, in October 2015, and my recent travel to U.S. European Command, it could not be clearer how important the National Guard is to Maine and to enabling national security missions overseas.  I look forward to continuing to work to ensure that our National Guard, and their important missions and programs, are adequately resourced and ready to respond when called upon to do so.” 


Honoring our Veterans

On Oct. 31, the Navy’s newest destroyer, the USS Rafael Peralta, was christened at Bath Iron Works.  The story of the namesake of the United States Navy’s newest Maine-built destroyer would be inspiring at any time.  On Veterans Day, it is an especially powerful reminder of the qualities that unite all who have served our country throughout our history.