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Angus King, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
Feb. 3, 2017 DoD Exempts Critical Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Personnel from Hiring Freeze Following Pressure from Senators Collins and King
Feb. 1, 2017 Following Push by Sullivan & King, Defense Department Advances New Arctic Strategy
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to The Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Jan. 26, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Calling for Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & Navy Shipyards Around the Country
Jan. 20, 2017 King Votes to Confirm Nominees for Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security
Jan. 18, 2017 King Votes to Send Defense Secretary Nomination to Full Senate
Jan. 18, 2017 King Named Ranking Member of Armed Services Airland Subcommittee
Jan. 10, 2017 Risch, King Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Energy Grid from Cyber-Attacks
Jan. 10, 2017 King Announces Support for Narrowly-Tailored Provision to Allow Mattis to Serve as Defense Secretary
Dec. 28, 2016 Feeling at home on a carrier in the Atlantic Ocean
Dec. 23, 2016 Collins, King Announce Nearly $27 Million Contract to Cianbro for Construction and Dock Repairs at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Dec. 23, 2016 President Signs Into Law Athletic Footwear Provision Championed by King & Maine Congressional Delegation
Dec. 19, 2016 Collins, King Announce $126 Million Contract Modification for Bath Iron Works
Dec. 16, 2016 U.S. Senators Collins & King Welcome Navy's New Fleet Plan
Dec. 9, 2016 Collins, King Announce Nearly $11 Million Award for Bath Iron Works
Dec. 8, 2016 Collins, King Announce Nearly $60 Million Contract Modification for Bath Iron Works
Dec. 8, 2016 Senate Passes Defense Bill with Wins for Maine; Sends Athletic Shoe Provision to President to Become Law
Dec. 5, 2016 King Embarks on Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier, Surveys Operational Capabilities
Nov. 30, 2016 Collins, King, Poliquin Announce Significant Victory for Made-in-USA Athletic Footwear Provision
Nov. 30, 2016 King Announces Additional Victories for Maine in Defense Bill
Nov. 21, 2016 Collins, King Announce Nearly $30 Million Navy Contract for Cianbro for PSNY Repairs
Nov. 2, 2016 Letter to Michael P. Huerta, Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - Regarding the Federal Aviation Administration Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Hon. John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hon. Jack Reed, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, the Hon. Adam Smith, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee - Call for a Provision Rolling Back Critical Workplace Protections Be Stripped From Final Defense Authorization Bill
Sept. 9, 2016 U.S. Senators Collins, Shaheen, Ayotte, King Announce $25.2 million in Structural Repair Funding for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Sept. 8, 2016 Letter to Chairmen Mac Thornberry and John McCain, Ranking Members Adam Smith and Jack Reed, Congressional Armed Service Committees - Issues with the Language in the National Defense Authorization Act Concerning Long-term Temporary Duty
Sept. 7, 2016 U.S. Senators Collins, Shaheen, Ayotte, King Announce $32.9 million in Dry Dock Repairs and Upgrades for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Aug. 25, 2016 Sens. Collins, King Announce Brunswick Executive Airport to Receive More than $1.5 Million
June 29, 2016 Letter to US Senate Members - Support Ayotte, Others' Bipartisan No Fly No Buy Bill
June 14, 2016 Made-in-USA Athletic Footwear Provision One Step Closer to Becoming Law
May 25, 2016 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call for Timely Decision on U.S. Troop Levels in Afghanistan
May 23, 2016 Senators Collins & King Announce That Bath Iron Works Will Build the Navy's First Flight Iii Destroyer
May 20, 2016 Collins, King Congratulate Bath Iron Works on Delivery of USS Zumwalt to Navy
May 19, 2016 Senate Passes Veterans, Military Construction, Housing and Transportation Spending Legislation
May 12, 2016 King Successfully Secures Provision in NDAA Requiring Defense Department to Comply with Berry Amendment for Athletic Footwear
May 3, 2016 Collins, King Announce $15 Million Contract for Biddeford Firm for Work on Navy Facilities in Maine and Across New England
April 6, 2016 Collins, King, Ayotte, Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Ensure Shipyard Workers Are Fully Reimbursed for Long-term Travel for Maintenance
March 30, 2016 Senators Collins & King Announce Funding for DDG-51 to Be Built at BIW and $2.2 Billion in Program Savings for the U.S. Navy
Jan. 16, 2016 King Statement on Implementation of Iran Nuclear Agreement
Dec. 9, 2015 King Questions Defense Secretary on U.S. Strategy to Counter ISIS
Nov. 3, 2015 King Preserves Additional Funding Authorizations for Future DDG-51
Oct. 15, 2015 King Statement on President's Decision to Maintain Troop Levels in Afghanistan
Sept. 29, 2015 King Announces Provisions Critical to Maine in Defense Bill
Sept. 16, 2015 As Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Worsens, King Calls for U.S. Strategy to Replace Assad Regime
July 24, 2015 Maine, NH Senators Applaud PNSY Excellence in Environmental Stewardship
June 18, 2015 Defense Authorization Bill Passes Senate with King Provisions Important to Maine
June 1, 2015 USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
May 23, 2015 King Calls for Compromise to Reform Bulk Records Program
May 14, 2015 King Secures HUBZone Provision in Defense Bill
May 11, 2015 Senators Collins, King Push to Expand HUBZones, Protect Communities Affected Through BRAC
May 5, 2015 King Statement on Joint Chiefs of Staff Nominations
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