Collins, King Congratulate Maine’s Top Youth Volunteers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King congratulated Benjamin Levesque of Lyman and Connor Archer of Stillwater for being named Maine’s top Youth Volunteers for 2016 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. In addition to being named a top volunteer for Maine, Connor Archer was also named one of the top ten youth volunteers in the nation.

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Collins, King Congratulate Thornton Academy Students for Performance in Academic WorldQuest National Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today congratulated Thornton Academy students for their participation in the Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., last week. After earning the right to compete in Washington by winning the Maine state competition, the students placed 8th out of 49 high school teams from around the nation.  

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

Washington, D.C.—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 work to prepare students for success. The resolution passed the Senate by unanimous consent.

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Collins, King Announce $639,841 in Grant Funding for Two Maine Airports

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $639,841 in grant funding to support maintenance efforts at Knox County Regional Airport and Lincoln Regional Airport.

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Senator Collins Calls on DoD to Purchase American-Made Athletic Footwear as Required by Law

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, expressed her disappointment to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter regarding the Department of Defense’s (DoD) continuing refusal to comply with the Berry Amendment.  Secretary Carter was testifying at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing reviewing the DoD’s fiscal year 2017 budget request.

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Senators Collins, King Introduce the Buy American Act of 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would require the Department of Defense to provide initial entry service members with American-made athletic shoes upon arrival at basic training.  This bill is part of a years-long effort focused on ensuring that our troops are equipped and outfitted with high-quality uniform items made in the United States.  It also supports domestic manufacturing and protects hundreds of jobs for hardworking and dedicated American workers. 

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Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $60,000 to Help Keep Maine’s Pipelines Safe

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), and Senator Angus King, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $58,995 to the State of Maine that will help keep our pipelines safe.

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