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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Following Senator Collins’ Advocacy, Mainer Victimized by Drug Smuggling Scam Released from Spanish Prison

One week ago, J. Bryon Martin, a 77-year-old former pastor from Dresden, Maine, was serving the first year of a six-year sentence in a Spanish prison.  With failing health, Mr. Martin faced the prospect of spending the rest of his life incarcerated, thousands of miles from his home and loved ones.  His crime?  Mr. Martin was the victim of a scam that tricked him into unknowingly transporting illegal drugs across an international border.

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