Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) recognized the hard work of direct support professionals with a Senate resolution that passed by unanimous consent. The resolution was a cap to the celebratory week that ran September 10th through the 16th. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are an invaluable part of our nation's health care system, caring for the most vulnerable Americans, including the chronically ill, seniors, and those living with a disability.
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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Art Blank, CEO of Mount Desert Island Hospital; Jeffrey Austin, VP of Government Affairs and Communications of Maine Hospital Association; and Dr. Steve Diaz, CMO of MaineGeneral Health, in her Washington, D.C., office.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Senate Education Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation today along with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Robert Casey (D-PA), to extend the federal Perkins Loan Program for two years. This popular and effective campus-based financial aid program that benefits many low-income undergraduate students is set to expire on September 30.
Washington, D.C. - Former USMC Sergeant Allen A. Murphy of Brunswick was awarded a Silver Star Medal following assistance provided by U.S. Senator Susan Collins. The Department of Defense had previously denied this medal, but Sergeant Murphy acquired new information to help reverse this decision. Senator Collins forwarded the documentation to General James Amos, the Commandant of the Marine Corps at the time, and requested a review of Sergeant Murphy’s application.
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Washington, D.C. - Generations United honored U.S. Senator Susan Collins with its Grandfamilies Champion Award for her commitment to supporting grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Generations United is an advocacy organization focused on supporting intergenerational families.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Navy has awarded an architect-engineering contract to Colby Co. LLC, an engineering firm in Portland. The first task order under the contract is in the amount of $991,825 for construction at PNSY, and the total contract has a potential maximum ceiling of $30,000,000.
Washington, D.C.—On Wednesday, September 20th, the Senate Aging Committee will hold a hearing to examine policies and procedures for sheltering in place, evacuating, and relocating our most vulnerable citizens before disaster strikes. The purpose of the hearing is to review what has been learned from past experience and what more can be done to ensure the health, safety, and resilience of older Americans during and after disasters, such as hurricanes.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded a $526,000 Economic Adjustment Assistance Program grant to the Northern Forest Center. In June, Senators Collins and King wrote a letter to the EDA in support of this project.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King joined a bipartisan group of 36 U.S. Senators in asking the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the sale of nearly $2 million in Equifax securities held by high-level Equifax executives shortly after the company learned of a massive cybersecurity breach.