Collins, King Join Bipartisan Effort to Extend Critical Funding for Community Health Centers before End of Month Deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced they have joined a bipartisan group of Senators to call for immediate action to extend critical funding for community health centers before funding runs out at the end of this month. In a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Collins, King and 68 other Senators expressed their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive care for families across the country. 



Collins, Cardin Lead Senate in 10th Annual Recognition of Direct Support Professionals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) recognized the hard work of direct support professionals with a Senate resolution that passed by unanimous consent. The resolution was a cap to the celebratory week that ran September 10th through the 16th. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are an invaluable part of our nation's health care system, caring for the most vulnerable Americans, including the chronically ill, seniors, and those living with a disability.


Maine Hospital Leaders Meet with Senator Collins

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Art Blank, CEO of Mount Desert Island Hospital; Jeffrey Austin, VP of Government Affairs and Communications of Maine Hospital Association; and Dr. Steve Diaz, CMO of MaineGeneral Health, in her Washington, D.C., office.


Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Legislation to Save Perkins Loan Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a member of the Senate Education Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation today along with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Robert Casey (D-PA), to extend the federal Perkins Loan Program for two years. This popular and effective campus-based financial aid program that benefits many low-income undergraduate students is set to expire on September 30.


Mainer Receives USMC Silver Star Following Assistance from Senator Collins

Washington, D.C. - Former USMC Sergeant Allen A. Murphy of Nashville Plantation, Maine, was awarded a Silver Star Medal following assistance provided by U.S. Senator Susan Collins. The Department of Defense had previously denied this medal, but Sergeant Murphy acquired new information to help reverse this decision. Senator Collins forwarded the documentation to General James Amos, the Commandant of the Marine Corps at the time, and requested a review of Sergeant Murphy’s application.


Senator Collins Honored for Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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Washington, D.C. - Generations United honored U.S. Senator Susan Collins with its Grandfamilies Champion Award for her commitment to supporting grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Generations United is an advocacy organization focused on supporting intergenerational families.


In Wake of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Senate Aging Committee to Examine Disaster Planning for Older Americans

Washington, D.C.—On Wednesday, September 20th, the Senate Aging Committee will hold a hearing to examine policies and procedures for sheltering in place, evacuating, and relocating our most vulnerable citizens before disaster strikes. The purpose of the hearing is to review what has been learned from past experience and what more can be done to ensure the health, safety, and resilience of older Americans during and after disasters, such as hurricanes.