Collins, King Introduce ‘Made In USA’ Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) introduced the Reinforcing American-Made Products Act. The bill seeks to make it easier for American manufacturers to use the “Made in USA” label without weakening the “Made in USA” standard.

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U.S. Senator Collins Introduces The POWER Act

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), along with Senator Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), introduced the Power Efficiency and Resiliency (POWER) Act this afternoon that would increase industrial energy efficiency and independence and help create new skilled jobs. Rep. Tom Reed (R-New York) and Rep. Blumenauer (D-Oregon) have introduced a companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. 
 

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Senator Collins Speaks From The Senate Floor:

WASHINGTON — As the Senate continues to consider changes to the government’s intelligence programs, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, spoke from the Senate floor this morning in opposition to any action that “substantially weakens a vital tool in our counterterrorism efforts at a time when the terrorist threat has never been higher.”
 

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Senator Collins Offers Condolences To Vice President Biden And Family

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement after reports that Vice President Biden’s son, Beau Biden, passed away:

"My heart aches for Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill who have lost his son Beau to cancer. There is nothing worse than for a father to lose his child. The Bidens and Beau's wife and two children are in my prayers."

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Senator Susan Collins Welcomes Miss Maine America 2015 To Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins welcomed Miss Maine America 2015, Kelsey Earley of Lebanon, to Washington, D.C. this afternoon. Kelsey was officially crowned Miss Maine by the Miss Maine Scholarship Program in April at Catherine McAuley High School in Portland. Kelsey will represent the state of Maine throughout the year, including at the national competition in September.

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Building A Strong Workforce

If you could get a return of $27 for every one dollar that you invested in a company, you would jump at the chance. According to United States Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, that is exactly the return we get for every federal dollar that is spent on apprenticeship training programs. As the Secretary points out, apprenticeships are a tried and true approach for passing the practical training needed to succeed in a job on to the next generation.

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Senators Collins, King Announce Highway Investment In Waterville

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award the Maine Department of Transportation $992,687 in funding to support the construction of the Interstate 95 Trafton Road Interchange in Waterville.

This funding will also support the realignment of an adjacent roadway to provide unobstructed access to existing industrial facilities in Waterville.

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