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Date Title Officials Location
June 22, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Town Hall Provides Local Resources for Families, Communities in Fight Against Addiction Rep. Bruce Poliquin Bangor, ME
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Affordable Medical Treatment for Opioid Dependency Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
June 13, 2016 HUD Announces New Lead-Safe Homes, Lead-Free Kids Toolkit Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Kaine Joins Bipartisan Group Of Senators In Urging Greater Focus On Access To Care, Reducing High Out-Of-Pocket Costs For Patients With Chronic Diseases Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 The Maine Wire - Serving Those Who Have Served Our Nation Rep. Bruce Poliquin Unknown
June 9, 2016 Heitkamp's Bipartisan Bill to Train Health Workers to Identify, Protect Human Trafficking Victims is Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 Chairman Collins, Ranking Member McCaskill Seek Information From Companies on Efforts to Preserve Accessibility of Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 6, 2016 Chairman Collins, Ranking Member McCaskill Seek Information from Companies on Efforts to Preserve Accessibility of Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the HHS- Blumenthal, Murphy, Colleagues Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 31, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives -Call on House Leadership to Lift Gun Violence Research Ban Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
May 27, 2016 King, Capito, Brown Introduce Legislation to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 25, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Calls on VA to Reduce Wait Times, Denounces Va Secretary's Comments Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 King, Manchin Introduce Legislation to Expand Treatment for Opioid and Heroin Addiction Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 24, 2016 Senators Urge Action on Delayed V-A Medical Leases Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
May 24, 2016 Senators Urge Action on Delayed V-A Medical Leases Sen. Angus King Unknown
May 23, 2016 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Urging Action On Delayed VA Medical Leases Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Urging Action On Delayed VA Medical Leases Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Senators Collins, Heitkamp's Legislation to Improve Mental Health Resources for Rural Veterans Unanimously Approved by Senate Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Veterans Affairs, Cary Medical Center Sign Provider Agreement to Preserve Access to Care for ARCH Veterans in Northern Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 The Zika Virus: Countering An Emerging Public Health Threat Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
May 20, 2016 Veterans Affairs, Cary Medical Center Sign Provider Agreement to Preserve Access to Care for ARCH Veterans in Northern Maine Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Senators Collins, Heitkamp's Legislation to Improve Mental Health Resources for Rural Veterans Unanimously Approved by Senate Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Senator Collins Secures Protections for Prescription Paper Inserts Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Veterans Affairs, Cary Medical Center Sign Provider Agreement to Preserve Access to Care for ARCH Veterans in Northern Maine Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Pingree Reacts to New Report Concerning Military's Improper Discharge of Military Sexual Assault Survivors Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
May 19, 2016 Senate Passes Veterans, Military Construction, Housing and Transportation Spending Legislation Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 Senator Collins Encouraged by Proposed Solution to Preserve Vital Success of ARCH Program for Northern Maine Veterans Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 King Renews Call for Emergency Funding to Combat Opioid and Heroin Addiction Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Investing in Lead Abatement: Protecting Maine Families from a Hidden Danger Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
May 17, 2016 Senator Collins Speaks From Senate Floor on Urgent Need to Address Zika Threat Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Following Strong Advocacy From THUD Chairman Susan Collins, Senate Passes Bipartisan Amendment Providing $1.1 Billion to Address Zika Threat Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Emergency Funding for Zika Virus Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 House Passes Major Package of Bills to Combat Heroin Epidemic Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 House Passes Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born Addicted to Drugs Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 Soaring Prices on Decades-Old Drugs Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
May 4, 2016 Brown Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Care for Babies Who Have Been Exposed to Opioids Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Senator Collins Encouraged by Proposed Solution to Preserve Vital Success of ARCH Program for Northern Maine Veterans Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 3, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Encouraged by Talks With VA Officials on Extending Critical Health Programs for Aroostook County Veterans Rep. Bruce Poliquin Caribou, ME
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Andy Slavitt, Actiong Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid - Prevent Administration's Medicare Experiment Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 King, Capito, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born Addicted to Drugs Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Senator Collins' Statement on Development of Comedic Film on Alzheimer's Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2016 Drug Take-Back Day Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 King Emphasizes Collaboration in Fight Against Opioid Addiction at Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Annual Meeting Sen. Angus King Freeport, ME
April 29, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2016 Drug Take-Back Day Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 28, 2016 Pingree Tells Top VA Official That Contractor Administering Veterans Choice Program Should Be Replaced Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
April 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House and the Honorable Marsha Blackburn, Chairman of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives - Panel Concerns Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Letter to Dr. Collins - Call for Improved Data on Child Participation in NIH Clinical Health Trials Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 25, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Listens to Mainers, Experts at Congressional Field Hearing, Will Continue to Act to Curb Heroin Epidemic Rep. Bruce Poliquin Manchester, NH
April 22, 2016 Fighting to Preserve ARCH, Improve Choice Program for Maine Veterans Sen. Angus King Unknown
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to Dr. Janet Woodcock, M.D. Director, CDER, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Urging FDA to Advance Muscular Dystrophy Therapies Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to Dr. Janet Woodcock, M.D. Director, CDER, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - Urging FDA to Advance Muscular Dystrophy Therapies Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 At Maine Pain Symposium, King Announces Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care Sen. Angus King Northport, ME
April 14, 2016 Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Two-year Extension of ARCH Program Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Senate Appropriations Committee Approves $6.9 Million for the Portland Community-based Outpatient Clinic to Lease New Facility Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Warner, Kaine Introduce Bill To Strengthen Federal Support For Medicaid Expansion Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 King Applauds Senate Committee Approval of ARCH Extension Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 King Introduces Bill Ensuring Equal Federal Funding for States Choosing to Expand Medicaid Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Encourage States to Expand Medicaid Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury - Urging Treasury Department to Fix Deeply Flawed Rule Requiring Mainers With Disabilities to Repay Health Insurance Subsidies Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Senators Collins, Shaheen, & Patriots Linebacker Dont'a Hightower Call on Congress to Tackle Diabetes Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 6, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Aging Committee - "Finding a Cure: Assessing Progress Toward the Goal of Ending Alzheimer's by 2015" Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 29, 2016 Letter to Speaker Ryan - Demand that House Vote on Heroin Legislation Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 At Paris Town Hall, King Convenes Opioid Roundtable Focused on Family Members of Those Fighting Addiction Sen. Angus King Paris, ME
March 25, 2016 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Urging Veterans' Affairs Committee to Extend ARCH Program Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 25, 2016 Letter to Senator Johnny Isakson, Chairman, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and Senator Senator Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee - Urging Veterans' Affairs Committee to Extend ARCH Program Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Comittee and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Increased Funding for Mosquito-Control Programs to Fight Spread of Zika Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Culberson, Chairman and The Honorable Mike Honda, Acting Ranking Member, Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee-Alzheimer's Programs Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Introduces Bill in House to Extend ARCH Program for Veterans With Rep. Pingree as Lead Democratic Cosponsor Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to Chairman Frelingghuysen and Ranking Member Visclosky - Fund Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging - Opening Statement of Susan Collins - "Sudden Price Spikes in Decades-Old Drugs: Inside the Monopoly Business Model" Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Mental Health Services on College Campuses Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Senators Collins, King Introduce Legislation to Extend ARCH Program for Five Years Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Cochran Cosponsors Pain Prevention, Treatment Research Bill Sen. Susan Collins Washington, D.C.
March 11, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Over $1.2 Million to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic in Maine Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
March 10, 2016 Collins, Reed Introduce Bill to Improve Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Formula Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Senate Passes the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cosponsored by Senator Collins Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Collins, Reed Introduce Bill to Improve Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Formula Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Call to Take Action on Sources of Methane Emissions Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
March 9, 2016 Senator Collins Meets with Top VA Official to Underscore Vital Importance, Success of ARCH Program for Northern Maine Veterans Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 4, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew Slavitt, Acting Administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Call for CMS to Evaluate Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Program Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 King Announces More than $5 million to Support Health Centers in Rural Maine Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
March 3, 2016 In Response to the Sudden, Aggressive Price Spikes of Decades-old Rx Drugs: Chairman Collins, Ranking Member McCaskill Introduce Legislation to Help Ensure Patient Access to Affordable Medication Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 1, 2016 Prescription Opioid Abuse: One of the Foremost Public Health Challenges Facing Our Nation Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 King, Durbin Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Feb. 25, 2016 Reed, Collins Issue Bipartisan Call to Strengthen Lead Exposure Standard in Public Housing Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Chairman Collins Leads Hearing on National Epidemic of Prescription Opioid Abuse, Underscores key concerns in recent Collins-led bipartisan letter to Secretary Burwell Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 24, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging - Opening Statement of Susan Collins - "Opioid Use Among Seniors: Issues and Emerging Trends" Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Letter to Administrator Ostroff: Over-the-Counter Status for Overdose Death Prevention Drug Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2016 To Combat Opioid Epidemic, King, Colleagues Urge FDA to Require Risk Management Strategies for All Prescription Opioids Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Feb. 12, 2016 At Opioid Roundtable in Bangor, King Announces Bill to Raise Arbitrary Federal Cap Stifling Treatment for People Recovering from Drug Abuse Sen. Angus King Bangor, ME
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - On Zika Virus Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Feb. 9, 2016 King Calls on Top Intelligence Community Officials to Help Cut Off Flow of Heroin Entering United States Sen. Angus King Washington, D.C.
Feb. 9, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Possible Contributing Factor to Opioid Crisis Sen. Angus King Unknown
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to Commissioner Ostroff - Urge to Act on Zika Virus Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
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