Bill to Crack Down on Deceptive Tactic Used by Robocallers Introduced by Senators Collins, Sinema, Hawley, Peters, McSally

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), along with Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced the Anti-Spoofing Penalties Modernization Act of 2019 today to aid Americans who are being inundated with robocalls.  Their bipartisan legislation would double the penalties for illegal caller-ID “spoofing,” a tactic scammers often use to trick victims into answering their phone calls.

 

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Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Energy Costs Clears Senate Hurdle

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed bipartisan bills championed by U.S. Senator Susan Collins that would lower energy costs for our nation’s schools and extend the federal government’s landmark energy efficiency program.  This legislation now awaits consideration by the full Senate.

 

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Statement from U.S. Senator Susan Collins

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) released the following statement:

 

"I disagree strongly with many of the views and comments of some of the far-left members of the House Democratic Caucus – especially when it comes to their views on socialism, their anti-Semitic rhetoric, and their negative comments about law enforcement – but the President’s tweet that some Members of Congress should go back to the ‘places from which they came’ was way over the line, and he should take that down.”

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Collins, King Announce Nearly $800,000 for UNE’s Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the University of New England (UNE) has been awarded $749,999 for their Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP).  This funding was allocated through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  UNE, in collaboration with the University of Maine (UMaine), aims to improve the health and well-being of Maine’s older adults through enhanced practitioner training and the formation of a statewide council, AgingME.

 

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