“Wreaths Across America”

In this season of giving, our thoughts turn to those who have given us the most precious gift of all: our freedom.  We Mainers can be proud that an inspiring and generous expression of America’s gratitude began right here in our state.

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Senator Collins' Statement On Senate Passage Of Federal Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, released this statement after voting to support passage of the 2015 Omnibus Federal Appropriations bill to fund the government through September 30, 2015.

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Collins, King Hail Passage Of National Defense Authorization Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the strong support of U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins, the Senate today passed the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes more than $3 billion for the U.S. Navy destroyer programs, including $2.66 billion for two Arleigh Burke-class DDG-51 destroyers, one of which will be built at Bath Iron Works, and $419 million for construction of the DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers, among many other provisions important to Maine.

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Senators Announce Inclusion Of Small Business Export Measure In Omnibus Bill

          WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Senators announced that a proposed 2015 omnibus funding bill would more than double federal investment in a key tool to help America’s small businesses increase exports and create jobs back in the United States.

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Sen. Collins Secures Critical Investments In Transportation Infrastructure And Housing

          WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee, announced today that she has secured critical federal funding for transportation infrastructure and housing programs in the Fiscal Year 2015 funding bill that was unveiled late Tuesday.

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Funding Bill Contains Sen. Collins' Provision To Include Fresh, White Potato In WIC Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that she has secured language in the Fiscal Year 2015 federal funding bill that would allow families using the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program to purchase all fresh, healthy vegetables, including the white potato, which had been excluded from the program.  This language was based upon a bipartisan agreement reached earlier this year and originally included in the FY15 Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill.
 

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