Collins, Merkley, Baldwin, Booker Lead Senate Introduction of Landmark, Bipartisan LGBTQ Rights Bill

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced historic, comprehensive federal legislation—the bipartisan Equality Act of 2019—to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans. They were joined by 43 of their Senate colleagues, including Senator Angus King (I-ME).  Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

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Senator Collins Applauds Largest Coordinated Sweep of Elder Fraud Cases in History

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, applauded the work of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and multiple law enforcement agencies, which recently resulted in the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history.  This sweep involved more than 260 defendants from around the globe who defrauded more than two million Americans, most of them elderly, out of more than $750 million. 

 

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President Signs King, Collins Bill to Clarify Acadia’s Boundary into Law

WASHINGTON D.C. – The President today signed a public lands package into law that includes language authored by U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Ranking Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, and Susan Collins (R-Maine) to address issues raised by communities near Acadia National Park (ANP).

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Permanent Reauthorization of LWCF Signed into Law

Washington, D.C. – Today, the President signed into law a permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) as part of a public lands legislative package.  The legislation previously passed the Senate and the House by overwhelming bipartisan majorities.

 

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Senator Collins Joins Bipartisan Group in Introducing Legislation to Eliminate the Military “Widow’s Tax”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) joined Senators Doug Jones (D-AL), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) in introducing the Military Widow’s Tax Elimination Act of 2019, a bipartisan bill to end the so-called “Widow’s Tax.” The legislation would repeal the unfair law that prevents as many as 65,000 surviving military spouses nationwide from receiving their full Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) survivor benefits.

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Collins, King Join Bipartisan Resolution Opposing Privatization of the United States Postal Service

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) today announced that they have joined 23 of their Senate colleagues to reintroduce a bipartisan resolution opposing privatization of the United States Postal Service (USPS). The resolution notes that the USPS is a self-sustaining establishment and that potential privatization would result in higher prices and reduced services for USPS customers, especially in rural communities.

 

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