January 7, 2019
Happy New Year!
From Senator King’s Social Media:
month, the Senate passed my resolution honoring the 75th anniversary of
the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps. During World War II, the U.S. Cadet Nurse
Corps was essential to the health and well-being of servicemembers and
American citizens at home and abroad. In a time of unprecedented
conflict for our nation, the Cadet Nurse Corps answered the call to
duty, and we owe them our deepest gratitude for their dedication to our
country. It was an honor to lead my Senate colleagues to recognize their
commitment to the common defense and the American people.
Press Releases from Senator King’s office:
Collins, King Reintroduce “Red Flag” Bill to Prevent Gun Violence While
Protecting Second Amendment Rights, January 4, 2019
Washington, D.C. – U.S.
Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined Senators
Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jack Reed (D-RI) in reintroducing the bipartisan Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act .
The legislation would encourage states to enact laws giving law
enforcement or family members the authority to prevent individuals
posing a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing
firearms, while still providing due process protections.
King Sworn in for Second Term, January 3, 2019
King is sworn in amidst government shutdown, he reasserts his
commitment to spend second term building consensus, solving problems,
and lifting up the work of Maine people
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today,
U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) released the following statement
after being sworn in for his second term in the U.S. Senate:
Collins, King and Rep. Pingree Announce Contract Award to Build
Additional Destroyer at Bath Iron Works, December 21, 2018
Washington, D.C. –
U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representative Chellie
Pingree announced today that the Navy is exercising its option under the
fiscal years (FY) 2018-2022 multiyear procurement contract awarded in
September to build an additional DDG-51 destroyer at Bath Iron Works
(BIW) for $910,723,811. This FY 2019 option ship is in addition to four ships the Navy awarded the shipyard under the multiyear contract .
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer called Senators Collins
and King and Representative Pingree to inform them of the award .
King Statement on Departure of Secretary of Defense James Mattis, December 21, 2018
ME – Today, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) released the following
statement on the announcement that Secretary of Defense James Mattis
would be leaving the Trump Administration at the end of February:
Senator King co-sponsored (links to Congress.gov for more details):
S. 3786 –
A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on
cyberexploitation of members of the Armed Forces and their families, and
for other purposes.
to the following news and research items are offered in the spirit of
outreach and public education. They do not necessarily reflect the views
of the Senator or his staff.)
Need to connect someone with the Veterans Crisis Line ? With an iPhone you can simply say, “ Hey Siri, call the veterans crisis line ,” and it will do so automatically, even if you do not have the number already saved in your contacts (1-800-273-8255). With Android phones say “ OK Google, call the veterans crisis line ”. I tried it both ways – it works!
Katie Fellows, Senator King’s Director of Service Academy Nominations writes:
you know a high school junior who is looking at post-secondary options?
Are they interested in service, as well as a free college education? We
encourage all high schoolers to consider a U.S. service academy. There
are 5 federal service academies: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. In order to apply, a student must receive a nomination from one of their Members of Congress. Click here to watch a video prepared together by the 5 academies as an introduction to their institutions.
application cycle has ended for Mainers in their senior year of high
school, but interested younger students should consider attending our
next Service Academy night in Bangor in April, or the one in Portland in
September. Juniors should also explore the academies ’ summer seminars – applications for those are often due soon! Watch our web site for
more details on Service Academy Night later this winter! Please direct
any questions you might have to Katie Fellows, our Director of Service
Academy Nominations, in our Scarborough office at 883-1588.
A note about the Women’s Memorial by Sarah Sherman, Maine Bureau of Veteran Services
Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services has partnered with U.S. Navy
Veteran, Senior Chief Joy Asuncion, who is Maine’s ambassador to the
Women in Military Service for America Memorial to help encourage Maine’s
female veterans and/or their families to register their service with
the Women’s Memorial. Would your offices be willing to help us spread
the word? This project spans from the Revolutionary War through present
day and it is estimated that over three million women have served in the
military, but currently only about 266,000 of them are registered at
the memorial. I’ve included a link to the Women’s Memorial – https://www.womensmemorial.org/ and the link to the Boothbay Register article – https://www.boothbayregister.com/article/attention-all-female-veterans/111855 for your review.
VA awards Community Care Network contracts to increase health care access, Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, December 28, 2018
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded contracts Dec. 28 to manage provider networks for Regions 1, 2 and 3 of VA’s new Community Care Network (CCN) ,
the department’s direct link with community providers that will ensure
VA provides the right care at the right time to Veterans.
opens for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games, Office of Public and
Intergovernmental Affairs, December 28, 2018
Event to be held July 11-16 in Louisville, KY
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that Veterans interested in registering for the 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games can do so online Jan. 7 through April 15. Presented by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), the world’s largest sports event for Veterans who use wheelchairs will be held July 11-16 at Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
event is a sports and rehabilitation competition to engage Veterans who
use wheelchairs due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or other
Webinars and other events:
The Maine Veterans Coordinating Committee’s next meeting is Monday, January 7 th , 2019
Maine Veterans Coordinating Committee is established as a nonprofit,
nonpartisan and nonsectarian organization for the purpose of serving the
State’s congressional delegation, the Legislature, local governments
and the general public as a clearinghouse of information and suggested
legislation regarding veterans’ issues at local, state and federal
MVCC meetings are the first Monday of the month, September – June
The January 7 th , 2019 meeting will be held at the VA Togus Theater, 5PM
All are welcome.
FMI: David Patch, firstname.lastname@example.org
Point In Time Count of Maine’s Homeless Veterans|
January 22, 2019
For More Information: Call Janice Lara-Hewey (207-272-9210) or email email@example.com .
For Volunteer Opportunities Contact: Jerry Dewitt (207-576-0376) or email firstname.lastname@example.org . — As always, I am eager to hear from you. Thank you for all that you are doing! Please feel free to call or write. Best Regards,
Outreach Director | Senator Angus S. King, Jr., Maine
4 Gabriel Drive, Suite 3 | Augusta, ME 04330
Tel: 207-622-8292 | Tel:1-800-432-1599| Cell: 207-252-8997
Fax: 207-621-0286 |email@example.com
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