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.
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Washington, D.C. — In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Stamp Out Elder Abuse Act. This bipartisan bill would give U.S. Postal Service customers the option of purchasing a semipostal—or fundraising—stamp that would benefit efforts to raise awareness about elder abuse and support efforts to protect seniors.
Westbrook, ME—U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks at the grand opening of the Westbrook Housing Authority’s newly rehabilitated housing developments of Riverview Terrace and Larrabee Woods, apartment buildings for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities. Following the ceremony, Senator Collins participated in a brief tour of Larrabee Woods. The event was attended by approximately 150 Westbrook Housing staff, residents, peer organizations, city and state legislators, financers, and project participants.
Washington, D.C. – Last night, the Senate unanimously passed legislation authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Doug Jones (D-AL) to thwart identity theft tax refund fraud and prevent American taxpayers and seniors from falling victim. Their bill, which was included as a provision in the Taxpayer First Act, previously passed the House of Representatives and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
Scarborough, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, delivered remarks at the groundbreaking of a new hospice center in Scarborough last night. This building will help Hospice of Southern Maine (HSM) address the growing demand for end-of-life care in Southern Maine and consolidate over 120 staff from two other leased buildings on Route 1 in Scarborough.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Angus King (I-ME) announced that the Senate unanimously passed a resolution to recognize the 220,000 Senior Corps volunteers who collectively provided 50 million hours of community service in 2018. This resolution was cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 21 Senators, including Senators Collins and King.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, joined Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) in introducing legislation to authorize the current United States Postal Service (USPS) Alzheimer’s research stamp for an additional six years, providing more time to raise additional Alzheimer’s research funds for the National Institutes of Health.
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Washington, D.C. — Following a letter sent by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC approved a proposal to allow carriers to block illegal robocalls by default.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) today introduced the Senior Security Act, legislation to create a task force focused on protecting seniors from financial crimes and scammers.
Washington, D.C. —To address unique challenges older Americans face during natural disasters, U.S. Senator Susan Collins authored an amendment that passed the Senate unanimously. Her amendment, which was included in the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019, would authorize the creation of a national advisory committee to identify ways to better prepare and care for older Americans during a disaster. The bill now awaits consideration by the House of Representatives.
Washington, D.C. — Amidst ever-increasing numbers of robocall scams, the U.S.
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, announced that their bipartisan resolution designating today, May 15, 2019, as National Senior Fraud Awareness Day passed the U.S. Senate unanimously.
Washington, D.C. — A new report authored by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) sheds light on “retirement plan leakage,” whereby individuals withdraw money from their 401k or IRA accounts prior to retirement. The report, titled “Retirement Savings: Additional Data and Analysis Could Provide Insight into Early Withdrawals,” was requested by U.S.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Help Grandfamilies Prevent Child Abuse Act, bipartisan legislation to better support kinship caregivers — the vast majority of whom are grandparents — who have taken over as primary caregivers for children exposed to substance misuse or other trauma.
Washington, D.C. — At a hearing this morning to review the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) fiscal year 2020 budget request, Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, pressed Secretary Sonny Perdue on the proposed elimination of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, commonly known as the Senior Food Box program. Senator Collins emphasized how important the Senior Food Box program is to seniors throughout Maine.
The Seniors Fraud Prevention Act would help fight scams designed to strip seniors of their assets by helping educate seniors about fraud schemes and improve monitoring and response to fraud complaints
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019, legislation to support the health and wellbeing of family caregivers.
Mary Dysart Hartt, whose parents founded the family-owned business Dysart’s, and Mike Hartt, the former president of Hartt Transportation, told Senator Collins’ Committee about how creating a care plan has helped them navigate the challenges posed by Alzheimer’s
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the Greater Portland Council of Government (GPCOG) has received $70,000 for a pilot program to increase access to transportation for vulnerable populations in the Portland area.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Ed Markey (D-MA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today introduced the bipartisan Improving HOPE (Health, Outcomes, Planning, and Education) for Alzheimer’s Act. Thanks to a successful bipartisan push by lawmakers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced in November 2016 that Medicare would begin covering new care plans in 2017, effectively implementing the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act.