Cracking Down on Unscrupulous Guardians Seeking to Exploit Seniors

Incidents of financial exploitation against older Americans have exploded in recent years.  The schemes have become more complex, and many of these situations are not identified until the seniors have lost their homes, their savings, and even control of their own lives.  Perpetrators include friends, family, strangers, and professionals who have been granted legal authority, or guardianship, to control the individual’s life and finances.

 

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Top Appropriators Urge Trump Administration to Remove Unnecessary Barriers to the Successful TIGER Grant Program

WASHINGTON, DC – After the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced plans to significantly modify the bipartisan Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program by favoring state and local governments that raise taxes or impose tolls in order to be competitive for federal assistance for transportation infrastructure improvement projects, two leading U.S. Senators who oversee DOT funding are warning this is a misguided attempt to insert controversial policies that will alter the highly successful TIGER program. 

 

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Collins, King Support Bipartisan “Red Flag” Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced their support for the Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act. The legislation encourages states to give law enforcement the authority to prevent individuals who pose a threat to themselves or others from purchasing or possessing firearms, while still providing due process protections.

 

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Senator Collins Announces More Than $8.6 Million to Improve Maine’s Federal Highways

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded Maine an additional $8,652,967 through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to improve the state’s highway infrastructure.  This increase in funding was included in the fiscal year 2018 federal funding bill as a result of Senator Collins’ leadership in increasing investments for infrastructure.

 

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