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Senator Angus King

Energy and Natural Resources; Armed Services; Budget; Intelligence; Rules and Administration

“We have the planet on loan. We have an obligation to return it to future generations in a better condition than we found it.”


Leadership: With his long history in the clean technology sector, Senator King brings a commitment to sustainable energy, both as a means of addressing ocean acidification and climate change, and as a platform for economic growth. In addition to supporting robust federal funding for these new technologies and cosponsoring legislation that will hasten their deployment, he introduced the Free Market Energy Act, which would help people who live in remote locations – like Maine’s island communities – pursue energy independence.

Senator King co-sponsored the Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act to help coastal communities modernize outdated infrastructure and develop strategies to deal with climate change. He also knows that Maine’s commercial fishing industry is a crucial economic engine for the state, and he has promoted the sustainable management of Maine’s fisheries to protect those jobs.

Senator King sponsored:

  • S. 2003 (Free Market Energy Act)
  • S. 1520 (York River Wild and Scenic River Study Act of 2013)

Senator King cosponsored:

  • S. 338 (A bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund)
  • S. 1058 (Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Act of 2015)
  • S. 1243 (Grid Modernization Act of 2015)
  • S. 1434 (Energy Storage Promotion and Deployment Act of 2015)
  • S. 1935 (Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act of 2015)
  • S. 2089 (American Energy Innovation Act)
  • S. 218 (Harbor Maintenance Act of 2013)
  • S. 338 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2013)
  • S. 401 (Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act of 2013)
  • S. 679 (Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013)
  • S. 1135 (FRAC Act: A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing, and for other purposes)
  • S. 1254 (Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014)
  • S. 2911 (Super Pollutants Act of 2014)
  • S. 2890 (Digital Coast Act of 2014)