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Senate Passes Bill Requiring U.S. Amateur Athletic Organizations, Members to Report Sexual Abuse

Washington, D.C. -The U.S. Senate passed legislation led by Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) to require amateur athletics governing bodies to report sex-abuse allegations immediately to local or federal law enforcement, or a child-welfare agency designated by the Justice Department.

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Collins, King Ask DOJ to Provide Guidance on Boosting Support for Forensic Labs in Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) joined a bipartisan group of 30 senators in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking him to provide Congress with information detailing how the Department of Justice (DOJ) is supporting and prioritizing forensic science service providers across the nation as a part of a broader approach to combat the opioid epidemic.

 

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Senator Collins’ Statement in Advance of Veterans Day

Freedom, ME - Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Susan Collins will visit the Town of Freedom to deliver remarks at the community’s Veterans Day ceremony in Veteran’s Memorial Park. The event honors the more than 20 million veterans in the United States and the more than 116,000 veterans in Maine.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. and will feature a wreath laying and performances by the Kennebec Valley Chordsmen.

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Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Treasurer of the United States Jovita Carranza Join Senator Collins at a Forum on Tax Reform at Volk Packaging in Biddeford

Biddeford, ME - Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Treasurer of the United States Jovita Carranza joined U.S. Senator Susan Collins at a forum on tax reform at Volk Packaging Corporation in Biddeford, Maine.  The forum was moderated by former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth and attended by more than 225 small business owners, community leaders, and advocates from across the State of Maine. 

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SCAM ALERT: Senate Aging Committee Warns to Beware of Scams Targeting Veterans

Washington, D.C.—Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor the sacrifices made by our nation’s veterans and their families. Yet, there are scam artists who target these men and women as potential victims and who try to capitalize on patriotism to rob all Americans of their hard-earned money.

As Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), have made fighting fraud against older Americans a top priority.

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Administrators, Faculty from Fourteenth Street School Meet with Senator Collins in Washington

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Fourteenth Street School Principal Dan Chadbourne and teacher Kim Scaves along with Bangor School Department Superintendent Betsy Webb in her Washington, D.C., office. In September, Fourteenth Street School in Bangor was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Fourteenth Street School is one of only three Maine schools—and one of only 342 public and private schools nationwide—to be recognized for this highly prestigious achievement in 2017.

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Senator Collins Meets with Principal and Teacher of Falmouth Elementary School, a National Blue Ribbon Recipient, in Washington

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Falmouth Elementary School Principal Gloria Noyes and physical education teacher Kathy Earle in her Washington, D.C., office.  In September, Falmouth Elementary School was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. Falmouth Elementary School is one of only three Maine schools—and one of only 342 public and private schools nationwide—to be recognized for this highly prestigious achievement in 2017.

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Following the Tragic Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Senators Collins, Toomey Call for Comprehensive Review of Military Policies to Ensure Individuals Who are Prohibited from Possessing Firearms are Properly Reported to FBI

In light of the Air Force’s failure to report Sutherland Springs shooter Devin Kelley’s criminal record to the FBI, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) wrote to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today, urging them to conduct a comprehensive review of the military’s reporting procedures of criminal records.  The Senators requested a report as well as regular updates on the investigation.

 

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Collins, Casey Introduce the Nourishing Our Golden Years Act

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, introduced the Nourishing Our Golden Years Act to streamline the application process and reduce the burden on states in the administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), also known as the Senior Food Box Program.

 

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Collins, King Join Bipartisan Group of Senators to Urge Federal Communications Commission to Ensure Access to Affordable Broadband in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) as part of a bipartisan group of thirty-nine senators in a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure its commitment to affordable and reliable broadband for consumers in hardest to reach communities across rural America.

 

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Senators Collins, King Announce Two Mainers Have Been Named to Fill Key USDA Posts Dedicated to Assisting Maine

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) announced that President Donald Trump has named two Mainers to fill key positions in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for serving the State of Maine.  Tim Hobbs has been named Maine State Director of USDA Rural Development, and Dave Lavway has been named Maine State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency.

 

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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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