Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $9 Million in Funding to Protect Maine Communities Against Natural Disasters, Terrorist Attacks

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Department of Homeland Security has awarded several state and local preparedness grants to the State of Maine.  The awards total $9,001,635 and are part of the FY 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program, which is comprised of several related grant programs.

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Collins, King Meet Eddington Girl Named Maine’s “Champion Child” by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today met Alisa Pelkey of Eddington who was recently recognized as the 2016-2017 “Champion Child” by Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals and honored today at a ceremony held on Capitol Hill. Pelkey was critically injured in a car crash four years ago, and has been recognized by CMN Hospitals for her remarkable recovery.

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Commerce Department to Establish Economic Development Team to Strengthen Maine's Forest Economy and ‎Assist Rural Communities Impacted by Mill Closures

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins and Representatives Bruce Poliquin and Chellie Pingree received letters today from the U.S. Department of Commerce announcing that it has agreed to establish an integrated, multi-agency Economic Development Assessment Team, known as an EDAT, to assist Maine’s forest products industry in the wake of several mill closures.

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Collins, King Introduce Resolution to Designate September 25, 2016, as National Lobster Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today introduced a resolution that would designate September 25, 2016, as “National Lobster Day.” Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) also sponsored the resolution, which recognizes the historic and economic importance of lobster in the United States.

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Distinguished Military & Intelligence Leaders Endorse Collins-Heitkamp Amendment

Washington, D.C.—Former CIA Directors General Petraeus and General Michael Hayden, along with former special operations commanders General Stanley McChrystal and Admiral Eric Olson, joined other prominent former leaders of the military and intelligence communities in publishing an open letter on Thursday urging support for a bipartisan amendment introduced by U.S.

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Collins, King Announce More than $1.6 Million in Grant Funding to Support School Improvement in Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Education is awarding $1,663,407 in school improvement grant funding to the State of Maine. This funding will allow the state to award competitive subgrants to school districts that demonstrate the greatest need for funds and the strongest commitment to raising student achievement in low-performing schools.

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Collins, King Applaud Funding to Help Reimburse Maine Fisherman for At-Sea Monitoring Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today welcomed an announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that it will fund an estimated 85 percent of the sea days needed for the At-Sea Monitoring (ASM) Program for the current fishing year. Beginning July 1, groundfish fishermen covered by the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan will be reimbursed for their at-sea monitoring costs through an arrangement with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

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