Senators Cassidy, Collins Introduce Comprehensive Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins today joined Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA) in introducing the Patient Freedom Act, a plan to reform the health care system and to protect millions of Americans who are at risk of losing their health care coverage should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the plaintiffs in the forthcoming King v. Burwell decision. Senator Collins is an original co-sponsor of the Patient Freedom Act, which would help to lower costs, eliminate mandates, give states increased flexibility, and put patients in control of their health care.

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $400,000 In Funding For The Pleasant Point Reservation Housing Authority

Washington, D.C. - Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Pleasant Point Reservation Housing Authority $410,710 to support the protection of the waste water treatment plant at the Passamaquoddy Tribe Pleasant Point Reservation.

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Collins, King Welcome Woolwich Middle School Students To Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King welcomed a group of 43 middle school students from Woolwich Central School to the Capitol. Collins and King met with the students in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.

“It was a pleasure to welcome these impressive Woolwich students to Washington today,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “The future of our state depends on an engaged and informed generation of young people, and if this group is any indication, that future will be a bright one.”

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Senators Collins, King Announce Funding Awards For Two Maine Airports

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Knox County Regional Airport and DeWitt Field, Old Town Municipal Field more than $3.5 million in grant funding.

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Senator Collins Welcomes Cumberland Native To Washington For Summer Internship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins has announced that Zoe Atchinson, a Cumberland native, has been awarded a summer internship in her Washington, D.C. office. Zoe is the daughter of Joan and Brian Atchinson.
 
“Zoe is a terrific student and a hard worker, and I am delighted to welcome her to Washington, D.C.,” said Senator Collins. “It is always an honor to give students the opportunity to become actively involved in the legislative process and to serve the citizens of Maine.”
 

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Crucial Face-to-Face Services At The Social Security Administration

Nearly one in four Maine residents—more than 325,000 individuals—receives retirement, survivor, or disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA).  Of these beneficiaries, more than 225,000 are seniors over age 65.   These individuals are served by eight field offices located throughout our state, where trained staff can help them obtain important documents and navigate through the complexities of the Social Security and Medicare programs so they can apply for, and receive the benefits which they have earned.
 

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