Senators Collins, Sinema Outline Key Recommendations for CMS Commission to Protect Residents of Nursing Homes

Washington, D.C.—In a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator SeemaVerma, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) enumerated their recommendations for the recently announced Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes.  Senator Collins is the Chairman of the Aging Committee and Senator Sinema is a member of the Committee. 

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Collins, King Push for Answers, Immediate Solutions to Grocery Delivery and Alternative Purchasing Options for SNAP Recipients During Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately work to ensure SNAP participants can receive home food delivery and access curbside pickup options during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Senator Collins Announces $3 Million in Additional LIHEAP Funding for Maine

Washington, D.C. – Following a bipartisan push by U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Maine has been awarded $3 million through the CARES Act for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides funding to help low-income households pay their energy bills.  Senators Collins and Reed worked to secure additional funding for LIHEAP in the CARES Act.

 

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Collins, Brown Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Honor Our Nation’s Teachers

Washington, D.C. — To honor our nation's teachers and commemorate National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8), U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) led a bipartisan resolution to recognize the important work of teachers across the nation and thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success.  

 

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Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group to Help Families of First Responders Who Have Lost Their Lives to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. –  As America’s first responders face perils on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Susan Collins joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing legislation to ensure families of first responders who have lost their lives to COVID-19 can quickly access survivor benefits. The Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act (SAFR) clarifies the certification requirements for survivor benefits under the Public Safety Officers Benefits Program to account for the unique challenges presented by the pandemic.

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