Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation Authored by Collins, Shaheen to Increase Access to National Parks for Disabled Veterans

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that would make all veterans with service-connected disabilities eligible for free, lifetime entry to United States national parks.  The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act, which the Senators introduced last year, now awaits consideration by the U.S.

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Senator Collins Announces Nearly $7.5 Million for Direct Financial Relief to Help Maine Farmers with Losses Caused by COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Maine farmers have been awarded a total of $7.46 million thus far to help offset the financial harm they have experienced due to COVID-19.  The funding is provided through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), created through the CARES Act, which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers.

 

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Senator Collins Warns of Spike in Cybercrime Attempts During Pandemic

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Aging Committee, is warning Mainers to be on alert for increased cybercrime during the ongoing pandemic.  Scammers are sending fraudulent emails and text messages, a practice known as “phishing,” to attempt to get victims to divulge personal information or to deliver malware to their personal computers and smartphones.

 

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Senator Collins Joins Colleagues in Introducing the JUSTICE Act - a Comprehensive Police Reform Bill

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins joined a group of her colleagues led by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) in introducing the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act. The legislation provides long-term solutions focused on police reform, accountability, and transparency, while also promoting efforts to find solutions to systemic issues affecting people of color such as education and health disparities.

 

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Collins, King Join Bipartisan Group in Introducing Legislation to Expand National Service Dramatically in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, both members of the National Service Caucus, joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing legislation to expand national service programs significantly to help the country respond to and recover from the public health, economic, and social crises facing the nation in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

 

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Senator Collins’ Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling on Dreamers

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision that the administration cannot immediately proceed with its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that protects approximately 700,000 Dreamers:

 

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is positive news for the Dreamers in Maine and across our nation who were brought to the U.S. as children and who know no other country as their home.

 

“I have long supported a path to citizenship for Dreamers. 

 

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