Senator Collins Hires Aroostook County Natives to Her Washington, D.C., Office

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that Elsa Thibodeau, a Stockholm native, and Jacob Towle, a Presque Isle native, have both been hired as staff assistants in her Washington, D.C., office. Elsa will work in Senator Collins’ personal office, while Jacob will join Senator Collins’ staff on the Senate Aging Committee. Elsa and Jacob recently completed their fall internships in Senator Collins’ D.C. office, and Elsa previously interned in Senator Collins’ constituent service centers in Caribou and Bangor.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Bestows 2017 Congressional Award upon Senator Collins

Washington, D.C. — In recognition of her “unwavering support of veterans, service members and their families,” as well as for “strengthening America through strong national security programs,” Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander Brian Duffy bestowed the 2017 Congressional Award on U.S. Senator Susan Collins today. Both Maine and national members of the VFW attended the ceremony, including Maine Commander Steven SanPedro.

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Collins, Casey, Grassley, Leahy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, along with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), introduced the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA). The legislation would restore the ability of older workers to take legal action when age discrimination affected their professional opportunities. Additionally, it would reaffirm that workers may use any type of admissible evidence to prove their claims.

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Senator Collins’ Statement on Reports that Trump Administration Sought to Enlist Intelligence Officials, Members of Congress to Counter Allegations About Russian Ties

Washington, D.C. —U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement in response to reports suggesting that the Trump Administration sought to enlist Intelligence officials and Members of Congress to counter stories about President Trump’s ties to Russia:

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Collins and Cardin, Kelly and Blumenauer Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Stimulate Infrastructure Development through the Preservation of Historic Properties

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Congressmen Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) have introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would encourage infrastructure development and job growth across the country by making common-sense changes and enhancements to the federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC).  The legislation is supported by GrowSmart Maine, among other organizations.

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An Important Step Forward in the Fight for Those with Diabetes

Since founding the Senate Diabetes Caucus when I first joined the Senate in 1997, I have advocated for the investments that led to breakthroughs in diabetes research and for policies to alleviate the difficulties and heartbreak diabetes causes for so many American families as they await a cure. Medicare has now adopted a policy I have long championed to provide coverage for an effective, lifesaving device – the continuous glucose monitor – that is helping millions of Americans with diabetes who rely on the CGM to successfully manage the disease.

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Senator Collins Visits University of New England’s College of Dental Medicine

Washington, D.C. — In advance of the University of New England’s first graduating class from the College of Dental Medicine, U.S. Senator Susan Collins was led on a tour of the facility by UNE President Danielle Ripich and the Dean of the College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Jon Ryder. During the tour, Senator Collins met dental students and was shown the simulation clinic and wet lab of the Oral Health Center.

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