Senators Applaud Medicare Proposal to Implement HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed covering new care planning sessions under Medicare for Alzheimer’s patients and their families to provide an early assessment of the disease and possible treatment options. 

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Senate Honors Intelligence Professionals for Service to Nation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate is honoring the courage and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. intelligence community by designating July 26, 2016 as “United States Intelligence Professionals Day.” U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, who both serve on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, cosponsored the resolution that was unanimously approved by the Senate to acknowledge intelligence officers, past and present, for their service and professionalism in protecting the United States from those who wish to do us harm.

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Senator Collins' Statement on the Passing of Dick Hall

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released the following statement regarding the passing of Dick Hall:

"Dick was an exceptional professor and a man of towering intellect.  His relentless pursuit of progress and his innovative spirit led him to patent a number of inventions.  He also made invaluable contributions as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Energy, the State of Maine, utility providers, and others.

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Maine Congressional Delegation Calls for Continued Public Engagement on Draft Northeast Ocean Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin joined with a bicameral, bipartisan group of their colleagues today to send a letter expressing support for continued public engagement on the draft Northeast Ocean Plan – a framework to facilitate the management of the region’s ocean and coastal ecosystems.

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Senate Passes Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act with Two Provisions Authored by Senator Collins

Washington, D.C.—With overwhelming bipartisan support, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive, evidence-based response to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic by a vote of 92-2. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, or CARA, is cosponsored by U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.  The CARA Conference Report contains two amendments authored by Senator Collins, as well as a number of provisions for which she advocated.

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Senate Passes Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

            WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, or CARA, Conference Report, cosponsored by U.S. Senator Susan Collins, this afternoon by a vote of 92 to 2.  Among many other provisions, this bipartisan legislation will allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants who meet certain criteria to dispense buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment for the first time. 

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DOT Announces Proposal to Require Rail Carriers Transporting Crude Oil or Other High-Hazard Flammable Liquids to Have Comprehensive Oil Spill Response Plans

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following a years-long push from U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a proposed rule today to require a comprehensive oil spill response plan for rail carriers transporting crude oil or other high-hazard flammable liquids. 

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Senate Passes Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan, bicameral reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today by a vote of 89 to 4. The legislation will now go to the President’s desk for his signature.

U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after voting in support of the legislation:

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Senate Passes King, Collins National Lobster Day Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins announced that the Senate last night unanimously passed a resolution designating September 25, 2016 as “National Lobster Day.” The Maine Senators led the “National Lobster Day” resolution, which was introduced on June 28, to recognize the economic and cultural importance of the lobster industry in Maine and around the country.

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