Senators Collins, Brown Lead Bipartisan Resolution To Honor Our Nation's Teachers

Washington, DC - To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success. The resolution passed the Senate by unanimous consent.

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Recognizing The Next Generation Of Leaders

One of the greatest privileges I enjoy while serving Maine in the United States Senate is the opportunity to meet outstanding young people from our state who have devoted part of their busy lives to carrying on Maine’s strong tradition of community service. I always come away from these meetings inspired by their commitment and encouraged for the future of our State and our nation.

 

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Senator Collins Questions Attorney General Loretta Lynch On IRS Impersonation Scams Targeting Seniors

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Susan Collins questioned newly confirmed Attorney General Loretta Lynch this morning during a hearing of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Budget Request for the 2016 fiscal year. The Senator’s questioning focused in part on the current status of the DOJ’s efforts to combat fraudulent scams targeting our nation’s seniors, a topic investigated last month in the Senate Aging Committee, which Senator Collins chairs.

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Senator Collins Questions Top Defense Officials On Navy’s 30-Year Shipbuilding Plan

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins questioned top Navy officials during this morning’s hearing of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Budget Request for the 2016 fiscal year. The Senator focused on the viability of the Navy’s 30 year-shipbuilding plan and the status of the DoD’s current efforts to preserve a robust shipbuilding industrial base. Today’s panel included Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Collins, King Announce $9.8 Million Investment For The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Navy plans to provide $9.8 million for Operations and Maintenance funding for a repair and modernization project at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) in Kittery, Maine.

Specifically, the project will include repairs to the pump well on one of PNSY’s dry docks, electrical system repairs, and repairs to the fire protection system.

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ICYMI: “Maine’s Susan Collins A Force For Consensus”

Washington, D.C. – In a feature story today, The Boston Globe profiled Senator Collins and her important role as a bipartisan dealmaker in the United States Senate. The story focused heavily on the Senator’s negotiating skills, ability to forge compromise with members on both sides of the aisle, and willingness to cultivate discussion to move legislation forward.

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Senator Collins Questions Top Health Officials On New Frontier Of ‘Precision Medicine’

Washington, D.C. – During a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins questioned the nation’s top health officials on the advancement of precision medicine as well as the opportunities and challenges presented by this new frontier in American medicine. Precision medicine is an exciting approach to disease prevention and treatment that effectively tailors medical treatment to the individual genetic profile of each patient.  
 

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Senators Collins And King Congratulate Loyal Biscuit Co., 2015 Winner Of The State Small Business Award

Washington, DC: U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King congratulated the Loyal Biscuit Co., a small business in Maine, on their selection as the State Small Business Award Winner of 2015. This award, a part of U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 52nd National Small Business Week (May 4-8), highlights the impact and accomplishments of American small businesses.

 

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