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.