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Washington, D.C.—In a continuation of their leadership to protect Americans from fraud, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Aging Committee, sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to raise their concerns with the increased number of scams targeting veterans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Jared Golden sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie to raise the issue of late payments from the VA to Maine community hospitals and health care providers. As the lawmakers note in their letter, the Maine Hospital Association states the VA currently owes millions of dollars to fifteen Maine hospitals, and nearly a third of those delinquent claims are more than six months past due.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has awarded a total of $2,125,000 in grant funding to 17 Maine health coalitions and local governments to prevent youth substance abuse and foster drug-free communities in Maine.
Washington, D.C.—Fraud complaints filed by veterans have grown substantially in recent years, increasing by 63 percent between 2012 and 2017 according to a 2017 AARP study. Although veterans make up about 8 percent of the population, one-third of the victims of investment fraud identified by a 2016 AARP study were veterans.
Since 2009, when Senator Collins became a member of the Appropriations Committee, she has secured more than $417 million for competitive transportation grants for Maine