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Why? There's a filibuster-proof majority of senators -- 61 of them! -- who went on the record in April 2017 and signed Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins' letter to Senate leaders asking them not to change Senate rules any more. When Trump floated the idea of invoking the nuclear option back in January ...
After being applauded last summer for voting against repealing the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Susan Collins supported the Republican tax cut bill despite Congress not adopting health policy provisions she said were necessary to win her vote. In November 2017, Collins said her support for the tax bill ...

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Chairman Susan Collins, R-Maine, celebrated the U.S. Senate's unanimous passage of the bipartisan Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act (S. 1091), which would create a ...
The Senate passed a $1.3 trillion spending appropriation early this morning, but not without two last ditch efforts to include health insurance stabilization measures for cost-sharing reduction payments and a reinsurance program. Neither stabilization proposal by Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine ...
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine appeared Thursday to contradict previous comments she made that her vote for the Republican tax reform proposal that passed in ... On Thursday afternoon, Collins made a last-minute pitch on the Senate floor to include the ACA measures attached to an omnibus spending bill ...
The Affordable Care Act stabilization measures that Maine Sen. Susan Collins sought in return for her vote for the Republican tax reform bill appear to be in danger of collapsing. Democrats and conservative Republicans have failed to come to a consensus that can pass Congress. Collins and several ...

One of the things Collins got in exchange for her vote, she said at the time, was the assurance of the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would allow a vote on her plan along with Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson to give insurance companies money to help pay for the most expensive ...
Susan Collins, R-Maine, during a Tuesday press conference announcing the committee's recommendations. Republican and Democrat members of the Senate intelligence committee have made a vocal effort to keep improving voter security a nonpartisan issue. That comes in stark contrast to the House ...
Both officials appeared before the Senate intelligence committee to discuss election security, as Congress appeared ready to inject approximately $687 million into helping states .... by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Nielsen said only about 20 officials of the eligible 150 have received such clearances so far.
Senators on the panel have criticized both administrations for not moving quickly enough to stem the Russian threat, and continued to do so at the hearing. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a Republican, critiqued Nielsen's opening statement, which described a series of efforts the department had already ...
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., center, joined from left by, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., previews some of the panel's recommendations for improving the nation's election infrastructure ahead of the ...
PORTLAND (WGME) – Senator Susan Collins has weighed in on President Trump's Twitter attacks on Robert Mueller. Maine's Republican Senator spoke to reporters in the halls of the Capitol Wednesday. Collins says the President has no authority to fire the Special Counsel because the Justice Department guidelines ...
Maine Sen. Susan Collins warned the Russia will continue efforts to impact US elections as the Senate intelligence Committee released a report on ... Senators are worried about the Russian threat to the security of U.S. elections, and they say Homeland Security leaders from the Trump and Obama ...
Maine's two U.S. senators have said security officials aren't giving adequate attention to attempts by Russia and other nations to influence elections. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King expressed those concerns during an unusual open meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday.
The Senate majority leader promised a vote on Obamacare “stability” legislation to Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). Collins wants a vote on the package as a Senate floor amendment to the omnibus appropriations legislation (that is, if and when congressional leaders emerge from their smoke-filled rooms and ...
Susan Collins will be commencement speaker May 27 as Colby College's class of 2018 takes part in its graduation exercise on the Mayflower Hill campus. ... Senator Collins chairs the Senate Aging Committee and the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and ...
Collins statement is similar to other Senate Republicans who have been forced to respond to repeated attacks on the investigation by President Donald Trump, though it's not the first time she has publicly backed Mueller's investigation. Trump has used Twitter and his political allies to wage a campaign to ...

Susan Collins and a long-time Maine legislator and mayor of Caribou, passed away at the age of 92. Collins, a Republican like his daughter, served five terms in the Maine House and Senate between 1970 and 1992, along with being mayor of the family's hometown in Caribou in Aroostook County. Condolences were quick ...
Donald F. Collins, father of Maine's most popular elected official and a fixture of the Pine Tree State's political scene in his own right, died Saturday night. He was 92. Collins, a Republican from Caribou, served five terms in the Maine House and Senate between 1970 and 1992, and as the mayor of the city ...
“We have such fond memories of Don over the years and have been great admirers of his, as well, since our first days working with him during his terms in the Maine State Senate where his selfless devotion, passionate commitment, and dedication of service to his nation and state were abundantly evident.
PORTLAND, Maine. (AP) - A gun safety bill supported by Maine's Republican senator is now progressing in both houses of Congress. Sen. Susan Collins says she's on board with Senate legislation that would require the feds to inform states within 24 hours when a person prohibited from buying guns fails ...
Senator Susan Collins of Maine, the lead Republican negotiator on the transportation part of the spending bill, said a compromise may be reached. A draft Senate spending bill includes money for Gateway but does not specifically direct the Transportation Department to spend the money on the project, ...
Meanwhile, powerful Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., wants to revive federal subsidies to help the poor cover out-of-pocket costs under the Obamacare health law in keeping with a promise he made last year to Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, as a condition of winning her vote for Trump's tax ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators are joining a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce legislation designed to fund school security improvements. Independent Sen. Angus King and Republican Sen. Susan Collins say they are supporting fellow senators who want to pass the ...
Many Republicans credit the Supreme Court vacancy in 2016 with keeping the Senate in GOP control — and making Trump president. Heller went on to float Sen. ... John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins for voting down the so-called skinny repeal. Articulating a major ...
The couple, at the invitation of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, traveled to Washington, D.C., and testified before the Senate Aging Committee. Rita Shiman said when she and her husband discovered they were scammed, they at first told no one except their children and York County Sheriff William King, ...
Consumer advocate Mary Bach of Murrysville will testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Aging on March 7 on scams targeting the elderly. ... Sen. Susan Collins of Maine chairs the committee. Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1280, or ...
A bipartisan group of nine senators is reintroducing legislation that would prevent individuals on terrorism watch lists from buying guns. The proposal, led by Maine Republican Susan Collins and North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp, was rejected by the Senate in 2016. But after the Florida high school ...
Another bipartisan proposal that's gained some renewed attention: The "No Fly, No Buy" bill by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, which would restrict firearm sales to people on a terror watch list while giving them the ability to appeal. The Senate and House have previously rejected both the Collins bill and ...
I urge every person who's reading this to contact the Senate Republicans who have not yet pledged to vote for it. (This should be easy since that's practically all of them, minus senator Susan Collins.) There are 58 legislative days left to #SavetheInternet. The clock is ticking. Make your voice heard. WIRED ...
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., confer just before a news conference on the bipartisan immigration deal they reached with other centrists this week that sought to offer citizenship to young “Dreamer” immigrants and President Donald Trump's demands for billions to build a ...
On the floor of the Senate, Sen. Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from Maine, was frustrated that the amendment her group had brokered without Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, was being referred to as the Schumer amendment. The name undermined the entire point of her group's ...
A bipartisan group of Senate lawmakers announced Thursday it would tweak its bill to protect Dreamers and boost border security funding in a bid to win support for the measure, which could get a vote as early as today. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said a provision that would have only prioritized the ...
MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Feb. 15, 2018) -- The Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University will host U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, for the 5th Alan D. Solomont Lecture on Citizenship and Public Service, part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series. The event, focusing on politics, ...
The bipartisan group of senators called the “Common Sense Coalition,” led by Sen. Susan Collins, met this morning to work toward an immigration deal. They claim they're closing in on an agreement, which Sen. Lindsey Graham said would likely include a path to citizenship for 1.8 million "dreamers," $25 ...
Washington (CNN) A bipartisan group of roughly 20 senators that's been huddling behind closed doors for weeks is furiously working to draft a bill that they can ... Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who hosts the meetings in her office on a near-daily basis, said there will "probably" be more than one ...
WASHINGTON — The Senate office of Republican Susan Collins of Maine has emerged in recent weeks as an oasis of bipartisanship, a political Switzerland where a band of Democrats and Republicans have a safe space to scrawl points of agreement on a whiteboard and celebrate their common ground.
CSRs, reinsurance may get another shot in the Senate, but chances are slim ... The Senate is facing what could be the last chance to pass a market stabilization measure as odds of passage look dim with increasingly politicized discussion over the ... Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who along with Sen.
Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., and other members of the panel preview their recommendations for improving the nation's election infrastructure ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Senator Susan Collins has earned a national reputation as an effective legislator who works across party lines to seek consensus on our nation's most important issues. She is 15th in Senate seniority, is the most senior Republican woman, and is widely considered one of the most powerful members of the ...
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, smiles in this December 2017 file photo as she walks to the Senate floor. She is leading an effort to require that airline ... Sen. Susan Collins is leading an effort to force the U.S. Department of Transportation to require that airline fares be clear and understandable to consumers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today joined a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues to introduce the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, legislation that funds school security improvements and invests in early ...
Susan Collins sides with flyers over the big airlines ... Sen. Susan Collins has introduced legislation that could help save travelers billions of dollars in higher airfares by protecting competition and consumers' ... But as chair of the U.S. Senate subcommittee that funds the Transportation Department, Sen.
On a Saturday in October 2013, U.S. Senator Susan Collins sat in her office, watching a live broadcast from the Senate floor. “Democrat, Republican, Democrat, Republican, each of them was pointing the finger at the other side, blaming them for the shutdown,” said Collins at the fifth Alan D. Solomont ...


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