Improving Education, Expanding Opportunity

The beginning of a new school year reminds us of the vital role education plays in opening the doors of opportunity to all Americans.  We have an obligation as a society to open those doors ever wider.
 
This also is the time of year to express our gratitude to our educators.  Here in Maine, we are truly fortunate to have so many dedicated teachers, administrators, staff, and school board members who work hard to ensure that every child in our State has a learning environment that is safe, welcoming, and enriching.
 

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Senator Collins Delivers First Speech of the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s 2015 Distinguished Lecturer Series

 PRESQUE ISLE, MAINEU.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered the first speech of the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s 2015 Distinguished Lecturer Series this afternoon. In her remarks titled, “Disrupting the Status Quo: Can an Institutionalist Be an Agent for Change?” Senator Collins discussed her bipartisan leadership in the United States Senate and her ongoing work to find compromise and achieve solutions in an increasingly polarized Congress.
 

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Senators Collins, King Announce Funding to Support Environmental Finance Expertise and Outreach at the University of Southern Maine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the University of Southern Maine as one of eight universities to receive grant funding. This funding will support the University’s outreach efforts to help Maine communities identify solutions for financing environmental activities, including water infrastructure.

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Caring For Our Caregivers

There are more than 40 million individuals in our nation who know all too well the compassion, commitment, and endurance that it takes to be a caregiver of a loved one. They also know the frustration and exhaustion that often results.  Our caregivers devote their time and attention, and they frequently must make many personal and financial sacrifices to ensure that their loved ones have the care they need day in and day out.  Most important, America’s caregivers enable many of our nation’s seniors to remain living in the safety and comfort of their own homes.

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Collins, King Announce National Park Service Historic Preservation Grant For Maine Tribe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the National Parks Service has awarded the Aroostook Band of Micmacs $39,926 to support the preservation of tribal land and cultural heritage.
 
“We are pleased the National Park Services recognizes the importance of preserving the Micmac culture, which is intertwined with that of Maine,” Senators Collins and King said in a joint statement. “This funding will help preserve Micmac history and ensure that their legacy is taught to and passed along to future generations in Maine.”

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