WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with teachers and administrators from Maine’s two National Blue Ribbon Schools, Coastal Ridge Elementary in York and Minot Consolidated School in Minot, in Washington this week.
One of the pleasures of representing the great State of Maine is traveling all over the state to visit family farms, small businesses, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs who are carving out a niche for their products, goods, and services. There is a well-deserved “mystique” about Maine products that connotes high quality, terrific service, and creativity.
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Senator Collins joined veterans, members of the Armed Forces, Congress, and the President at Arlington National Cemetery to honor and celebrate our nation’s veterans, and their families, for their service and sacrifices to our nation.
"Today, 22 million veterans live among us, including more than 127,000 in Maine. These numbers are not just statistics; each one tells a story of courage, sacrifice, and devotion to duty, and today we honor them and thank them for their courage, sacrifice, and service."
The bill contains nearly $80 billion in funding, which represents an increase of more than $1 billion above the President’s FY 2016 budget request. It also reflects bipartisan compromise and a commitment, on the eve of Veterans’ Day, to ensure that Congress funds programs and priorities that support veterans, our troops, and their families.
"This important bipartisan legislation is vital to ensuring that our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines have the critical resources needed to accomplish their national security missions around the world."
The students were visiting Washington to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice Conference.
The FY 2016 NDAA would authorize $599.2 billion in spending for our national defense.