Public Policy Award - U.S. Senator Susan Collins
The second recipient of the Public Policy Award was U.S. Senator Susan Collins of Maine. Senator Collins has consistently been a voice of support for veterans and their families, no matter the political climate. Her tenure as Chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee from 2003 to 2007 contributed to her heightened sense of awareness on veterans issues, but she has been a dedicated advocate since she was sworn in in 1997. Her footprint on legislation relating to veterans issues is undeniable, and we honor her for her support and dedication to those who have served our country.