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May 11, 2017 Senators Baldwin, Collins' Raise Family Caregivers Act Clears Key Senate Hurdle Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
May 11, 2017 Letter to Heather Menne, Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living- Reinstate LGBT Demographic Questions on the NSOAAP Rep. Chellie Pingree Unknown
March 9, 2017 King, Collins, Schatz Introduce Bill to Help America's Seniors Safely Age at Home Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 8, 2017 Senators Collins, Gillibrand Announce New Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Seniors from Financial Scams Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Senators Collins, Brown, Nelson, Capito Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Seniors from High Costs of Necessary Medical Care Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 7, 2017 Senators Gillibrand And Collins Announce New Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Seniors From Financial Scams Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
March 6, 2017 Brown, Wicker, Collins, Introduce Bipartisan Fix to Make Life-Saving Colorectal Cancer Screening More Accessible to Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 Letter to Dr. Patrick Conway, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Preserve Medicare Advantage Rep. Chellie Pingree Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2017 Letter to Dr. Patrick Conway, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Preserve Medicare Advantage Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2017 Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2017 Senators Collins, Cantwell Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Home Health Care for Rural Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 15, 2017 Senate Aging Committee Announces Top Scams Targeting Nation's Seniors in 2016 Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Feb. 8, 2017 Collins, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Families and Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Senators Collins, Cantwell Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve Home Health Care for Rural Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2017 Senator Collins Warns Of Persistent Grandparent Scam Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 24, 2017 Collins, Klobuchar Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Fraud Targeted at Seniors Passes Commerce Committee, Heads to Full Senate for Vote Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 24, 2017 Senators Collins, McCaskill Introduce the Senior $afe Act of 2017 Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 19, 2017 Aging Committee Chair Collins and Ranking Member Casey Applaud FTC and Justice Department Announcement of Settlement with Western Union on Consumer Fraud Charges Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2017 Sens. Collins, Klobuchar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Fraud Targeted at Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2017 King Introduces Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Prices for Seniors Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2016 Letter to President-elect Trump - Take Action in Bringing Down Prescription Drug Prices Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2016 Social Security Administration Incorporates King Proposals in New Rule to Improve Disability Programs Sen. Angus King Augusta, ME
Dec. 5, 2016 Senator Collins' Statement on Nomination of Dr. Ben Carson Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Chairman and Ranking Member of Aging Committee Hold Hearing on Elder Financial Abuse Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Dec. 1, 2016 Senator Collins questions Jaye Martin about the effectiveness of the Senior$afe program in Main Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Nov. 30, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Aging Committee - Statement on "Trust Betrayed: Financial Abuses of Older Americans by Guardinas and Others in Power" Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2016 King Outlines Maine's Five Most Serious Challenges During "Dirigo Speaks" Series Hosted by AARP and BDN Sen. Angus King Portland, ME
Oct. 27, 2016 Senators Collins, McCaskill Applaud Announcement of Major Legal Action AGainst 56 IRS Impersonation Scammers, 5 Call Centers Located in India Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Criticizes Low Cost-of-living Adjustment for Seniors and Veterans in 2017 Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2016 Senator Collins Warns of Emerging Text Messaging Scam Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Senators Collins and King Applaud SEC Decision to Delay Proposal Requiring Investors to Opt In to Receive Financial Information in Paper Form Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2016 Senators Collins and King Applaud SEC Decision to Delay Proposal Requiring Investors to Opt In to Receive Financial Information in Paper Form Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Oct. 13, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Announces a Victory for Maine Seniors, Maine Paper Over Wall Street Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2016 Senator Collins Leads Discussion on Aging as Inaugural Speaker of "Dirigo Speaks,' Receives AARP's Congressional Award Sen. Susan Collins Bangor, ME
Sept. 29, 2016 Resolutions Submitted Today Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2016 Senate Finance Committee Passes Retirement Security Measures Championed by Senator Collins Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Patty Murray, Chairman and Ranking Member, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Supporting the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Aging Committee - Opening Statement on "Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits: What You Need to Know" Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 12, 2016 Collins, McCaskill Request Additional Information on Wells Fargo's Illegal Practices Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2016 Sens. Collins, Warner Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Assist Small Businesses in Offering Retirement Plans to Employees Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2016 Senate Aging Committee Examines Recommendations to Address America's Retirement Crisis Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Aug. 18, 2016 Senator Collins and Rep. Poliquin Urge Congress to Pass the Senior $afe Act, Legislation That Will Help Prevent Financial Fraud Targeting Seniors Rep. Bruce Poliquin Bangor, ME
Aug. 18, 2016 Senator Collins and Rep. Poliquin Urge Congress to Pass the Senior $afe Act, Legislation That Will Help Prevent Financial Fraud Targeting Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Bangor, ME
Aug. 15, 2016 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration - Seniors Will No Longer Need Cell Phones to Access Social Security Accounts Online Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
Aug. 12, 2016 Senator Collins and Rep. Poliquin Urge Congress to Pass the Senior $afe Act, Legislation That Will Help Prevent Financial Fraud Targeting Seniors Rep. Bruce Poliquin Bangor, ME
Aug. 12, 2016 Senator Collins and Rep. Poliquin Urge Congress to Pass the Senior $afe Act, Legislation That Will Help Prevent Financial Fraud Targeting Seniors Sen. Susan Collins Bangor, ME
Aug. 1, 2016 NIH States $414 Million in Additional FY 2018 Funding Needed for Alzheimer's Research Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 22, 2016 Rep. Poliquin Signs On To Legislation to Support Those Suffering from Alzheimer's Rep. Bruce Poliquin Hermon, Maine
July 19, 2016 At Adult Day Center, King Announces Support for Tax Credit for Family Caregivers Sen. Angus King Falmouth, ME
July 14, 2016 King, Ayotte Introduce Bill to Help Maine Seniors Safely Age at Home Sen. Angus King Washington, DC
July 14, 2016 Senators Applaud Medicare Proposal to Implement HOPE for Alzheimer's Act Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017 Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Act Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Senior Safe Act of 2016 Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
July 1, 2016 The Right Care at the Right Time Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
July 1, 2016 Sens. Collins, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Expand Training and Support Services for Families and Caregivers of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
July 1, 2016 Senator Collins Warns Seniors to Beware New Tactic in the IRS Scam: Ruthless Scammers Are Now Demanding Payment in the Form of Gift Cards Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
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 22, 2016 Following Senator Collins' Advocacy, Mainer Victimized by Drug Smuggling Scam Released from Spanish Prison Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
June 21, 2016 Bill Combatting Financial Exploitation of Seniors Gains Momentum Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
June 19, 2016 Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Senator Collins' Provision to Protect Accessibility, Transparency of Financial Disclosures Sen. Susan Collins Unknown
June 19, 2016 Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Senator Collins' Provision to Protect Accessibility, Transparency of Financial Disclosures Sen. Angus King Unknown
June 17, 2016 Senior $afe Act Advances in the House Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Senate Unanimously Approves Collins, Blumenthal Resolution Recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Sen. Susan Collins 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
June 14, 2016 Mainer Victimized by Drug Smuggling Scam Released from Spanish Prison 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 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 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 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 Sinema, Poliquin, Murphy, Mulvaney Introduce Legislation to Protect Seniors from Financial Fraud Rep. Bruce Poliquin Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Senate Aging Committee Announces Top 10 Frauds Targeting Our Nation's Seniors: Sen. Susan Collins 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. Angus King 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. 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 Sen. Susan Collins Washington, DC
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