Senator Collins Introduces Legislation to Create Health Infrastructure to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins introduced the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. This bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Senators Cortez Masto (D-NV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) would create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease and preserve brain health. Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced a companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Senators Collins, Cortez Masto, Capito, and Kaine Introduce Legislation to Create Public Health Infrastructure to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease

Washington, D.C. —Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act. This bipartisan legislation would create a public health infrastructure to combat Alzheimer’s disease and preserve brain health. Representatives Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced a companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

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Collins, King Announce Nearly $1.6 Million Loan for Fox Islands Electric Cooperative

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $1,579,000 loan to Fox Islands Electric Cooperative through USDA Rural Development’s Electric Program to support the communities on Vinalhaven and North Haven. Fox Islands Electric Cooperative will use the funds to improve five miles of electric line and make other system improvements. Fox Islands Electric Cooperative is a utility cooperative that provides electricity for the two islands.

 

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Senator Collins Recognizes American Diabetes Month

Washington, D.C. - November is recognized as American Diabetes Month to promote public awareness of prevention and treatment options, and enhance education of the risks of developing diabetes. This month also recognizes the importance of decreasing the incidences of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes through research, treatment, and prevention.

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Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Cosponsor the Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act of 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation along with Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Jon Tester (D-MT), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Richard Blumenthal (D-NY), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) titled the Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act of 2017. This bill aims to expand presumptive service connection for veterans who served in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in order to provide additional access to critical healthcare benefits for those shown to have been exposed to toxic substances.

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