Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Legislation to Protect Seniors from High Costs of Necessary Medical Care

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in introducing bipartisan legislation to update a current loophole in Medicare policy that would help protect seniors from high medical costs for the skilled nursing care they require after hospitalization.

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Collins, Kaine Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Nationwide Teacher and Principal Shortages

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, introduced the Preparing and Retaining Education Professionals (PREP) Act to address teacher and principal shortages, especially in rural communities. This legislation will help ensure that there are enough teachers and principals with the right skills and tools to prepare students for the future.

 

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Collins, Merkley, Baldwin, Booker Lead Senate Introduction of Landmark, Bipartisan LGBTQ Rights Bill

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced historic, comprehensive federal legislation—the bipartisan Equality Act of 2019—to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. They were joined by 43 of their Senate colleagues, including Senator Angus King (I-ME).  Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

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Senator Collins Applauds Largest Coordinated Sweep of Elder Fraud Cases in History

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, applauded the work of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and multiple law enforcement agencies, which recently resulted in the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history.  This sweep involved more than 260 defendants from around the globe who defrauded more than two million Americans, most of them elderly, out of more than $750 million. 

 

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