As the Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senator Collins’ priorities include retirement security, highlighting the importance of biomedical research on diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes, and scams targeting seniors. 

As the Senate Co-Chair of the Congressional Alzheimer’s Task Force, the Senator is particularly committed to putting an end to Alzheimer’s disease, which has had such a devastating effect on 5.2 million Americans and their families.

To visit the Senate Special Committee on Aging’s website, click here.

Collins, Hassan Legislation to Help Americans Save for Retirement Included in Year-End Appropriations Package

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that several provisions from the Retirement Security Act of 2019 they introduced earlier this year were included in the final Appropriations agreement.  The agreement was passed by the House today.  Once passed by the Senate, the bill will proceed to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

 

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Senators Collins, Shaheen Introduce Bill to Improve Access to Innovative Diabetes Technologies

Washington, D.C. —U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation to expand the availability of innovative diabetes technologies for seniors.  The Improving Medicare Beneficiary Access to Innovative Diabetes Technologies Act would create a special task force at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to examine and address barriers that seniors face in accessing the latest diabetes management technologies.

 

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Senator Collins Attends York County Elder Abuse Conference

Kennebunkport, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, delivered remarks at the York County Elder Abuse Task Force Annual Conference this morning.  The conference was attended by approximately 100 members of the community, including financial professionals, social workers, advocates, local government officials, direct elder support individuals, health care professionals, and law enforcement.

 

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Senator Collins Warns of Two New Scams Targeting Mainers

Washington, D.C.—The Senate Aging Committee’s Fraud Hotline has recently received reports of two new scams that are targeting Mainers.  The first involves the Social Security Administration, and the second affects CMP customers.  U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Aging Committee, is warning Mainers to be vigilant and protect themselves from being defrauded. 

 

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Bill to Crack Down on Deceptive Tactic Used by Robocallers Introduced by Senators Collins, Sinema, Hawley, Peters, McSally

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), along with Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced the Anti-Spoofing Penalties Modernization Act of 2019 today to aid Americans who are being inundated with robocalls.  Their bipartisan legislation would double the penalties for illegal caller-ID “spoofing,” a tactic scammers often use to trick victims into answering their phone calls.

 

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