U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited Asa Adams Elementary School in Orono today and read Antlers Forever! to Ms. Angie McLaughlin’s 2nd grade students.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $1,950,034 grant to the University of Maine to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in rural Maine. The grant will support 22 fellowships for recent STEM graduates or current STEM professionals to further their knowledge base and become certified STEM teachers in rural, high-need Maine schools.
Washington, D.C.— U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, questioned Attorney General Loretta Lynch this morning on the opioid and heroin epidemic that is currently facing Maine and the country. Senator Collins raised her concerns with a “guns for drugs” trade that is a major factor in the heroin crisis as well as the Administration’s proposal to eliminate funding for the COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force. Attorney General Lynch testified at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Aging Committee, emphasized to Attorney General Loretta Lynch the importance of developing a more robust response to the IRS impersonation phone scam at an Appropriations Committee hearing this morning. During the hearing, Senator Collins showcased the Aging Committee’s comprehensive guide on the top 10 scams targeting seniors, which found that the IRS impersonation phone scam is the #1 most prevalent fraud.
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, led a hearing today titled, “Opioid Use Among Seniors—Issues and Emerging Trends,” to examine a facet of one of the foremost public health challenges facing our nation: opioid addiction. The Aging Committee’s hearing explored the medical use of opioids for pain relief and the challenges health care providers face in treating pain in an environment where the diversion of prescription painkillers is contributing to the ongoing opioid epidemic. At the invitation of Senator Collins, MaineGeneral’s Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Steve Diaz, testified at today’s hearing.
Steve Diaz, M.D., the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of MaineGeneral Health, will testify at an upcoming Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing titled, “Opioid Use Among Seniors—Issues and Emerging Trends.” The hearing will examine a facet of one of the foremost public health challenges facing our nation: opioid addiction. Dr. Diaz is testifying at the invitation of Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Aging Committee.
Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, 2:30 PM, Dirksen Room 562
Washington, D.C.— The Senate Special Committee on Aging will hold a hearing titled, “Opioid Use Among Seniors—Issues and Emerging Trends,” to examine a facet of one of the foremost public health challenges facing our nation: opioid addiction. The hearing will be led by Chairman Susan Collins and by Senator Joe Donnelly, who will serve as the Ranking Member.
Our parents and grandparents worked hard their entire lives and saved for retirement. Unfortunately, there are criminals who are targeting them and who want to rob them of their hard-earned savings. The size and scope of this problem are immense. According to the Government Accountability Office, the top federal watchdog agency, America’s seniors lose a staggering $2.9 billion each year to an ever-growing array of financial exploitation schemes and scams.
Scam is the Largest Impersonation Scam in the history of the IRS
Efforts to increase awareness of this scam are having a positive impact: it now takes con artists an average of 400 calls, up from 50 calls, to find a victim
U.S. Senator Susan Collins participated in a forum regarding small businesses, aging, and retirement security, among other topics at Husson University. The forum, part of the popular series, “A Conversation at the Dyke Center,” was hosted by the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business. Senator Collins was the founding executive director of the Center. Dr. Nancy Forster-Holt, the current Director, was Senator Collins’ conversation partner.