Senators Collins, King Announce $1.4 Million to Combat Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Maine

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Maine State Department of Health and Human Services has been awarded a total of $1,477,750 to support mental health and substance abuse programs throughout the state. This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS). 



Collins, King Join Bipartisan Group in Calling for Permanent Expansion of Telehealth Following COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King joined a bipartisan group of 30 Senators in calling for the expansion of access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic to be made permanent. Cosponsored by Senators Collins and King, provisions of the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act were included in COVID-19 relief legislation. These provisions, which expand coverage of telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries, are set to expire following the pandemic.



Senator Collins’ Statement on Passing of Former Maine Speaker John Richardson

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement on the passing of John Richardson, a former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives:


“John began his public service as a volunteer firefighter.  At age 19, a courageous attempt to rescue someone from a burning building put him in the hospital for nearly five months.  John didn’t let that incident stop him, however, and instead he dedicated his life to serving others.



On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Senator Collins Calls for Bipartisan Action to Protect Seniors

Washington, D.C.—Today, June 15th, 2020, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an annual event that raises awareness about physical, emotional, and financial harm perpetrated against seniors and promotes policies to protect older adults. U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Aging Committee, marked the occasion by making a renewed push to pass legislation that will help prevent the exploitation of this vulnerable population.



Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Legislation to Help Families and Youth Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Committee, joined Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joe Manchin (D-WV), andKyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in introducing the Emergency Family Stabilization Act, bipartisan legislation to address the unique needs of underserved populations that are facing homelessness amid the COVID-19 pandemic.