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June 23, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Special Committee on Aging- "The Right Care at the Right Time: Ensuring Person - Centered Care for Individuals with Serious Illness," Opening Statement Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 23, 2016 Senators Collins, Whitehouse Hold Hearing on Care Models that Relieve Suffering, Respect Patients' Choices in the Face of Serious Illnesses Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 17, 2016 Senior $afe Act Advances in the House Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
June 15, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Aging Committee - Opening Statement on "Closing the Gap: Innovations to Promote Americans' Financial Securiy" Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Murphy, Poliquin Introduce Bill to Help Seniors Live More Independently Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service - Urging IRS to Make It Easier for Elderly and Rural Mainers to File Taxes Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Jacob Lew, Secretary of Treasury - Warning Treasury Secretary That Looming Pension Cuts Would Hurt Retirees in Minnesota, Across Country Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 7, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Support Social and Nutrition Services for Nearly 12 Million Seniors Sen. Susan Collins 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 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
April 1, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Release an Additional $335.5 Million in LIHEAP Funding Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
April 1, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Release an Additional $335.5 Million in LIHEAP Funding Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Letter to Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro - Fully Fund Senior Community-Based Programs Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support for Seniors Program Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
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
Feb. 25, 2016 Senator Collins Underscores Importance of Combatting IRS Imposter Scam to Attorney General Lynch 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. 22, 2016 Protecting our Seniors: Senate Aging Committee Unveils Comprehensive Guide to Fighting Fraud Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 17, 2016 Senator Collins Unveils Comprehensive Guide to Fighting Fraud at AARP Maine in Portland Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Senate Aging Committee Announces Top 10 Frauds Targeting Our Nation's Seniors: Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Sinema, Poliquin, Murphy, Mulvaney Introduce Legislation to Protect Seniors from Financial Fraud Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Aging Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Collins, Hearing on "Do You Know What Is in Your Suitcase? How Drug Traffickers Are Deceiving Seniors to Smuggle Contraband." Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Barack Obama, President of the United States - Greater Investment in Alzheimer's Research Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 22, 2016 The Washington Post - Sen. Susan Collins talks about fighting scams aimed at retirees Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Dec. 8, 2015 Senate Passes Collins-Baldwin RAISE Family Caregivers Act Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Ageing Special Committee - Openign Statement of Sen. Collins, Hearing on Virtual Victims: When Computer Tech Support Becomes a Scam. Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Oct. 15, 2015 Congresswoman Pingree Disappointed By Lack Of Social Security Benefit Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Sen. Angus King Unknown
Oct. 2, 2015 Preventing Falls Among our Nation's Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Sept. 8, 2015 New Scam Targets Grandparents Rep. Bruce Poliquin Bangor, ME
Aug. 28, 2015 Sound the Alarm: Fraud Hotline Shines Light on Scams Targeting Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Aug. 14, 2015 Caring for our Caregivers Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
July 29, 2015 Letter to Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor - Fiduciary Rule Proposal Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
July 22, 2015 New GAO Report Finds Serious Vulnerabilities to Waste and Fraud with Medicare Provider List Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 17, 2015 Senate Passes Older Americans Act, Bipartisan Legislation to Support Social and Nutrition Services for Nearly 12 Million U.S. Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 16, 2015 Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2015 Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
July 16, 2015 Older Americans Act Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 8, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolution Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
July 8, 2015 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Request for GAO to Undertake a Review of Medicaid in Assisted Living Facilities Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 Statement on Introduced Bill and Joint Resolutions Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 23, 2015 With Two Million Public Sector Employees Receiving Reduced Benefits, Brown and Collins Will Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure All Americans Receive Their Full Earned Benefits Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 5, 2015 Crucial Face-to-Face Services at the Social Security Administration Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
June 1, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - FDA Regulations for Compounding and Repackaging Biologics Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 20, 2015 Maine Nurse Testifies Before Aging Committee About Hospital "Observation Status' Crisis Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 15, 2015 The Aging and Thriving in Place Movement Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
May 12, 2015 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor - Give Public More Time to Weigh in on Proposed Rule that Could Restrict Access to Retirement Advice Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 7, 2015 Scam Artist Involved in Jamaican Lottery Scam Found Guilty in US Court Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 6, 2015 UMaine Research Official Testifies Before Senate Panel to Discuss Technologies that Help Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 15, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Aging Committee - Catch Me If You Can: The IRS Impersonation Scam and the Government's Response Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
April 10, 2015 Addressing Aging Issues in Maine and Across Our Nation Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
April 8, 2015 Senator Susan Collins Gives Keynote Address to 10th Annual Geriatric Day Conference in Portland Sen. Susan Collins Portland, ME
March 27, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee - Funding for Programs under the Older Americans Act Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
March 26, 2015 Preserving and Protecting Medicare Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
March 24, 2015 Brown, Collins, Nelson, Capito Introduce Bill to End Arbitrary Medicare Policy that Leaves Seniors with Unfair Costs After Receiving Necessary Care Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 19, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Repealing Obamacare's Independent Payment Advisory Board Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
March 17, 2015 Collins, King Announce $230,000 Grant for Innovative Bone Cell Research at Maine Medical Center Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 17, 2015 Collins, King Announce $230,000 Grant for Innovative Bone Cell Research at Maine Medical Center Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
March 12, 2015 Senate Aging Committee Holds Hearing Examining Why Americans are Financially Unprepared for Retirement Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 12, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare Advantage Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
March 12, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare Advantage Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
March 3, 2015 Senators Collins and Schumer Introduce Legislation to Make Home Health Care More Accessible to Medicare Patients Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 3, 2015 Sens. Cardin, Brown, Wicker, And Collins Introduce Bill To Remove Barriers To Life-Saving Colorectal Cancer Screenings For Medicare Beneficiaries Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2015 Senators Collins and Cardin Call for a Permanent End to Caps on Therapy Services for Medicare Patients Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2015 Cardin, Collins Call for a Permanent End to Caps on Therapy Services Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2015 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare Advantage Program Sen. Angus King Unknown
Feb. 18, 2015 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Medicare Advantage Program Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Feb. 13, 2015 Broken Trust: The Financial Exploitation of Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Feb. 4, 2015 Senate Aging Committee Holds Hearing to Examine Financial Exploitation of Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 4, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Special Aging Committee - Broken Trust: Combating Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Seniorsssss Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2015 Senator Collins' Statement on President's Budget Proposal Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 29, 2015 Keystone XL Pipeline Act Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 25, 2015 Retirement Security: A Path Forward Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 21, 2015 Keystone XL Pipeline Act Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2015 Senator Collins' Statement Following the President's State of the Union Address Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 20, 2015 Collins, McCaskill Announce Continuation of Aging Committee Fraud Hotline Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 12, 2015 Keystone XL Pipeline Act - Motion to Proceed Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2015 King Pushes for Lower Drug Prices for Maine Seniors Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Increased Consumer Protections in Medicare Advantage Plans Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Dec. 15, 2014 Report Recommends Ways to Increase Affordable Drugs Within Medicare Rx Program Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Aging Special Committee - Private Industry's Role in Stemming the Tide of Phone Scams Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - In Support of Rural Hospitals Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2014 Increase in Social Security Payments Helps, But Doesn't Keep Up With Increasing Costs Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
Oct. 16, 2014 Women Against Alzheimer's to Honor Senator Collins for Efforts to Fight Disease Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2014 Column: "The Season to Raise Awareness of Senior Falls" Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Sept. 26, 2014 King Commends Kittery Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care Facility Sen. Angus King Kittery, ME
Sept. 19, 2014 Column: "Bring Alzheimer's "Out of the Shadows" Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Sept. 18, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 10, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Aging Special Committee - Indebted for Life: Older Americans and Student Loan Debt Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Aug. 15, 2014 Medicare Benefits Must Keep Pace with Advances in Diabetes Care Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Aug. 8, 2014 "Admitted or Not? The Effects of Hospital Observation Stays on Seniors" Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
Aug. 1, 2014 Cardin, Collins Lead Senate Recognition of Direct Support Professionals Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
July 30, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Aging Special Committee - Admitted or Not? The Impact of Medicare Observation Status on Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 On Eve of 49th Anniversary of Medicare, Senate Democrats Highlight New Data on Medicare Savings Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
July 18, 2014 Weekly Column: "Hanging Up on Phone Scams" Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
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