Collins, Duckworth, Tester Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Veterans’ Health Care Costs & Protect Access to Health Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced bipartisan legislation to reduce health care costs and ensure parity for veterans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The No Coronavirus Copays for Veterans Act would ensure that veterans who receive health care from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) are not liable for out-of-pocket costs for qualifying COVID-19 preventive services, including an eventual COVID-19 vaccine. 



Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Bill to Enhance Medical Partnerships with Israel, Lessen U.S. Dependence on China

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing legislation to enhance partnerships between companies in the U.S. and Israel to develop innovative medical projects aimed at detecting, treating, and curing COVID-19. The Expanding Medical Partnerships with Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act also aims to lessen U.S. reliance on China for life-saving medications and treatments.



Senators Collins, King Honor Law Enforcement Officers with Resolution Commemorating National Police Week

The Senate resolution recognizes all 185 fallen law enforcement officers who died in 2019, including Detective Ben Campbell


Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King helped to lead a national effort to honor police officers, sheriffs, and other law enforcement officers in Maine and throughout the country for serving our communities with valor, dignity, and integrity.  



Senator Collins, Bipartisan Group Push for Expanded Access to Critical Resources for Seniors with Diabetes Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting expanded access to vital informational resources that can help Medicare beneficiaries better manage their diabetes during the current public health crisis.


Maine Delegation Works to Improve VA Telehealth Services During COVID-19

WASHINGTON — As more veterans in rural Maine seek routine VA care online or by phone due to COVID-19, Maine’s congressional delegation wrote to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today in an effort to improve telehealth services. In their letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, Congressman Jared Golden (ME-02), Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (ME-01) requested the VA provide them with information Congress