Senator Collins Proposes Improved CGM Coverage For Medicare Patients

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins spoke from the Senate floor today regarding the introduction of the Medicare CGM Access Act. This legislation would create a separate benefit category under Medicare for the continuous glucose monitor (CGM) and would require coverage of the device for individuals meeting specified medical criteria.


DHS To Resume Processing Of H-2B Visas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will resume processing of H-2B visas. Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) filed a motion to stay the order which led to the suspended processing of H-2B visas earlier this month. That stay has been granted.

On March 17, 2015 DHS announced it would process applications for which they already had USDOL labor certifications. With this development, USDOL will also resume processing new labor certifications.


Collins, King Announce Action From The Department Of Labor On H-2B Visas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has filed a motion to stay the order which led to the suspended processing of H-2B visas. The visa application process was put on hold following a judgment from a U.S. District court in Florida against USDOL earlier this month.


Impressions From My Journey To Selma

As a young girl growing up in Northern Maine, the turmoil in the South during the 1960’s seemed a world away to me. Our schools focused mainly on earlier periods of American history. We learned about the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation, but as students, we were not fully aware of the discrimination, marches, and violence roiling our country, including the bloodshed in Selma, Alabama.


Senate Aging Committee Holds Hearing Examining Why Americans Are Financially Unprepared For Retirement

WASHINGTON, DC-Nationally, one in four retired Americans has no source of income beyond Social Security- in Maine, that number is one in three. In addition, according to a recent survey conducted by PBS, 92 percent of respondents believe there is a retirement crisis in our nation. The Senate Special Committee on Aging, led by Chairman Susan Collins and Ranking Member Claire McCaskill, today held a hearing to examine how prepared Americans are for retirement.


Protecting Our Youth, Ending Human Trafficking

This past New Year’s Eve, a man and woman were arrested in Bangor for allegedly forcing a 13-year-old Maine girl into prostitution. This child, who was listed as a missing person, was being sold for sex through ads on the Internet. A Bangor police officer, posing as a “john,” arranged online to meet the girl at a motel, where she was freed from a life of slavery and returned to her home.


Senator Collins Welcomes Harpswell Native As Spring Intern

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins has announced that Seth Adams, a Harpswell native, has been awarded a spring internship in her Portland office. Seth is a 2012 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School and the son of Laurie Cincotta and Seth Adams Sr.

“Seth is a terrific student and a hard worker, and I welcome him to my Portland office,” said Senator Collins. “I am always delighted to give students an opportunity to become actively involved in the legislative process and to serve the citizens of Maine.”