Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins recently met with students from the University of Maine who were enrolled in the “Washington, D.C., Leadership Institute.” The one week, immersive class gives participants the opportunity to meet with leaders in government, the military, business, non-profits, athletics, education, and the arts.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins was inducted into the Caribou High School Alumni Hall of Fame at Caribou High School. The Hall of Fame, which was created by students in the Caribou High School National Honor Society, recognizes Caribou High School alumni who have excelled in their fields.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Bath Iron Works will build the Navy’s first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer (DDG-51). This DDG-51 Flight III guided missile destroyer will incorporate new technologies, including a powerful new radar called the SPY-6, also referred to as the Air and Missile Defense Radar, which significantly enhances a ship’s ability to detect air and surface targets as well as ever-proliferating ballistic missile threats.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King released the following statement today on the Navy’s acceptance of the Naval destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000):
In 1947, a virus was discovered in the Zika Forest of Uganda. For nearly all of the next 70 years, that now infamous infection was confined to a narrow band along the Equator in Africa and Asia, and the mosquito-borne virus was believed to cause little more than mild fever symptoms that passed in about one week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that a total of $7,340,000 in federal funding has been awarded for the assessment and cleanup of Brownfield sites in Maine. The federal grants awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will assist local communities as they work to redevelop these contaminated sites in order to promote environmental integrity and future economic investment.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Bruce Poliquin announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Cary Medical Center in Caribou have signed a provider agreement that will allow eligible veterans in northern Maine to continue to receive the medical services currently offered through the Access Received Closer to Home (ARCH) program. In addition, through this agreement, veterans will now have access to podiatry, ophthalmology and pain management services at Cary Medical Center.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Legislation to promote better access to needed mental health resources for veterans in rural areas was unanimously approved by the Senate and will be included in a spending bill the U.S. Senate is currently considering and is expected to pass. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and cosponsored by Senator Angus King (I-ME).