“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.”
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.
“Supporting an individual appropriations bill in no way suggests that the Senate is giving up on passing the other 11 subcommittee appropriations bills, whether they are brought to the floor individually or as an Omnibus package."
We will continue to urge the VA to articulate a clear vision for the future of this critically important program and work to ensure that all veterans receive the health care they need close to home.”
Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins, and Angus King announced more than $2.7 million in grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal grant program for the communities of Brewer, Oxford, and Wilton.
“Maine’s bitterly cold winters present serious challenges for our state’s most vulnerable families, and this funding will help dozens of Mainers prepare their homes for the coming months.”
U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement regarding the passing of former Senator Fred Thompson
“The Peralta family forged Sgt Peralta’s character, courage, and dedication. My hope is that this family, who suffered such a terrible loss, will find comfort in the prayers of a grateful nation,”
Our nation and our State face great challenges in a global economy. But we also have distinct advantages – first and foremost, our willingness to meet every challenge with ingenuity and determination