AARP Endorses Senior$afe Act of 2017

Nation’s largest senior group says “this legislation protects individuals at financial institutions who disclose suspected financial exploitation of senior citizens to appropriate agencies, and requires the financial institution to provide training on identifying and handling of potential exploitation.”

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ICYMI: “In Divided Senate, Maine's Susan Collins Emerges As Critical Voice”

“The Power Center: How A Moderate Wields Big Influence In A Polarized Senate”

NPR | By: Ailsa Chang

Susan Collins has broken both of her ankles. She broke her left one when she was running in high heels to the Senate chamber because she so desperately refused to miss a vote. The Maine Republican has the second-longest voting streak in the Senate, by the way, after fellow Republican Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

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Senator Collins Joins Group of Senators Urging Administration to Pursue a Tough Russia Policy

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), along with Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Todd Young (R-IN), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), today sent a letter to President Trump urging his Administration to pursue a principled and tough-minded Russia policy, highlighting Russia's aggressive behavior in Ukraine, Syria, and cyberspace. 

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Collins, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Families and Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced legislation to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The legislation would authorize grants to public and non-profit organizations that improve caregiver health and allow patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to stay in their homes longer. 

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Leaders of Appropriations Subcommittee Call on GAO to Examine HUD’s Efforts to Protect Children from Lead Poisoning

Washington, D.C. — In an effort to better protect families in HUD-assisted housing from lead-based paint hazards, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and U.S. Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL25) and David Price (D-NC4) today called upon the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to produce a report on the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) programs that address lead-based paint hazards. 

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