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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” U.S. Senator Susan Collins traveled to Selma, Alabama, to participate in the Bipartisan Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The trip commemorated the famous civil rights march that led to the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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.
U.S. Senator Susan Collins will travel to Selma, Alabama, this weekend on the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” to participate in the Bipartisan Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The trip will commemorate the famous civil rights march that led to the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins questioned top Navy officials during a Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The panel included the Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Chief Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert, and U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford, Jr.
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.”