Senators Collins, McCaskill Introduce the Senior $afe Act of 2017

Washington, D.C. — Senators Susan Collins and Claire McCaskill, the Chairman and former Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, today introduced the bipartisan “Senior$afe Act of 2017.” This bipartisan legislation would put in place a commonsense plan to help protect American seniors from financial exploitation and fraud by providing support to regulators, financial institutions, and legal organizations to educate their employees about how to identify and prevent financial exploitation of older Americans.

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Collins, King Announce $200,000 in Rebates for New School Buses in Kennebunk and Sullivan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded rebates totaling $200,000 to school districts in Kennebunk and Sullivan. The funding will help replace or retrofit older diesel school buses with newer buses that are more fuel efficient and will reduce pollutants that can be harmful for public health. RSU 21 in Kennebunk will receive $160,000 for eight buses, and Regional School Unit 24 in Sullivan will receive $40,000 for two buses.

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Aging Committee Chair Collins and Ranking Member Casey Applaud FTC and Justice Department Announcement of Settlement with Western Union on Consumer Fraud Charges

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Bob Casey, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, applauded the Federal Trade Commission and the United States Department of Justice’s announcement of a settlement with Western Union in which the company admits to criminal anti-money laundering violations that have negatively and disproportionately affected aging Americans. 

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Maine Congressional Delegation Applauds Department of Commerce Findings in Favor of Auburn Manufacturing, Inc.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Maine Congressional Delegation welcomed the affirmative final determinations from the U.S. Department of Commerce in its investigation of Chinese producers for selling unfairly subsidized industrial grade amorphous silica fabric (ASF) in the United States at less than fair value. The Department of Commerce has concurred with Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. and the Maine Delegation that the unfair trade practices occurred and has assigned total cash deposit rates of more than 200 percent to China’s largest producers and exporters of ASF.

 

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