Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement in response to the announcement that a political framework agreement has been reached with Iran:
People in Maine and throughout the nation have made it clear that they are fed up with the incivility and gridlock that have prevented congressional action on too many of the serious problems facing our nation. But that divisiveness and animosity raise a larger question: Is the hyperpartisanship that grips Washington a symptom or the cause of the incivility that we see throughout our society?
Orono, ME — U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered the Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Lecture at the University of Maine today. The address, “Incivility and Hyperpartisanship: Is Washington a Symptom or a Cause,” discussed the prevalence of polarization, division, and dysfunction in our nation’s capital and how we can address these challenges to achieve progress.
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Barbara Smith, also known as “B.,” is a well-known restauranteur, author and supermodel who was the first African-American to be featured on the cover of Mademoiselle magazine. In her own words, she now has the “most important job of all,” which is to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. In very moving and emotional testimony, Ms. Smith recently described her struggles with the disease before the Senate Aging Committee, which I chair.
U.S. Senator Susan Collins introduced an amendment today that would make higher education more accessible for low-income Americans through the Federal Pell Grant Program. The bipartisan amendment, introduced to the Senate Budget Resolution with Senator Hirono (D-HI), passed by voice vote. Senator Collins also spoke from the Senate floor this morning advocating for the amendment’s passage.
Washington, D.C. – Following a push from U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it will make a critical change in the way eligibility is determined for the Veterans Choice Card Program. Specifically, this change will adjust the way the distance requirement is calculated under the 40-mile rule, roughly doubling the number of eligible veterans nationwide who can receive care in their communities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald for an hour this morning to discuss issues important to Maine veterans, including homelessness and the 40-mile rule as it relates to the Veterans Choice Card program.
With the tax filing season upon us, criminals posing as IRS officials are increasing their attempts to defraud taxpayers, with seniors a particular target. It is my hope that this column will provide seniors, as well as their families and caregivers, the information they need to avoid becoming a victim of these cruel scams.
Described as someone who uses her political power to make America a better place to grow old, Senator Susan Collins, Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee is featured on the cover of the Spring, 2015 AgingCare Magazine and AgingCare.Com. The article describes Senator Collins’ priorities on the Aging Committee, and how she is reaching across the aisle to help older Americans.