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There is no guarantee Senate lawmakers can pass any immigration reform bill, given the partisan differences, but Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell, fulfilling a ... Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has also been conducting meetings on what is likely to be a more moderate proposal, although nothing specific has ...
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.
Congress should advance legislation protecting a president from firing a special counsel, two Senate Republicans said Sunday, breaking with some of their GOP colleagues who have shrugged off the need for such a safeguard. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said, ...
Sen. Susan Collins · Susan Margaret CollinsSchumer warns McConnell against immigration 'breach of trust' Senate moderates see influence grow after shutdown fight Overnight health care: Congress funds children's health program after four-month delay | PhRMA ups lobbying in Trump's first year ...
During the recent US government shutdown, Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) employed an unorthodox method to keep a group of bipartisan senators ... Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) used a ceremonial, beaded talking stick from Africa to regulate conversation among fellow United States senators during the ...

Collins, the Senate's most influential Republican moderate, said she has spoken to Mr. Trump about immigration policy. She said Mr. Trump was "very sympathetic" of Dreamers. "It's pretty compelling when you know that the average Dreamer was brought to this country through no fault of his or her own at ...
Republican Sen. Susan Collins from Maine was one of the senators who helped bring the government shutdown to an end with a promise to tackle immigration in the Senate. She joined us to discuss the president's immigration proposal and her work on a bipartisan immigration bill. The following is a ...
Centrists in the Senate are celebrating their work to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown and hope to build on their momentum to address ... Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who moderated bipartisan negotiations in her office to break the government shutdown stalemate, describes the power of ...
Coons and King were part of a group of at least two dozen senators who began meeting late last week in the office of Sen. Susan Collins to broker a deal to stave off a shutdown -- much like the effort that the Maine Republican led in 2013. To try and keep the peace, Collins wouldn't let any senator in the ...
In the middle of deadlocked government shutdown negotiations on Capitol Hill this weekend, a group of about 17 senators from both parties went into the office of Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and started talking. By the end of the weekend, the so-called "Common Sense Coalition" had grown to ...
... bipartisan effort, senators gather outside the chamber following a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. From left are, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, ...
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican fresh off a victory in his efforts to pass a short-term government funding bill until February 8 with a commitment from the Senate majority leader to consider immigration on the Senate floor, said Monday that efforts going forward will be a new group.
Susan Collins of Maine said. ... Earlier, Republican Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell of Kentucky reassured Democrats that the Senate would address a range of immigration topics, ... "We expect that a bipartisan bill on DACA will receive fair consideration and an up-or-down vote on the [Senate] floor.".
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, left, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., right, clink glasses in a toast to each other as they wait to speak at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after Senators reached an agreement to advance a bill ending government shutdown.
As their colleagues went on the airwaves or rushed to the Senate floor to noisily trade blame over a government shutdown, about two dozen centrist senators from both parties crammed for hours into the Capitol Hill office of Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, to try to chart a civil way out of what ...
Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat and the minority whip. The bipartisan group of senators met for days inside Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins' office, spurred both by frustration and a desire to finally reopen the lines of communication. The government shutdown lasted just under three days, but the ...

... Collins paused in her response and appeared to be in disbelief. "You've rendered me speechless," she said, then paused. "2013. 2013." Cruz has not immediately responded to CNN's request for comment on the Maine Republican's remarks. Cruz also was one of the 18 senators who voted against the ...
Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, said that he heard about the talking stick as well and that one senator had jokingly complained to him about it. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, joked with Durbin he was tired of "those meetings where they pass the ball around." This story has been ...
In other words, the last thing that the Senate wants or needs is Trump sticking his know nothing nose into their negotiations. Even if the Senate does come to an agreement to end the government shutdown, there is nothing to believe that the House or Trump would sign off on it. The Senate could make a ...
A restoration of funding for the children's health insurance Program -- a provision included in the spending measure rejected by Senate Democrats last ... Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are two moderates whose votes during the debates on health care and the tax overhaul were ...
"I'm sure you're all aware of what's going on in Washington D.C. Despite bipartisan support for a budget resolution, a minority in the Senate has decided to play politics with military pay. But you deserve better.... so know this: your president, your vice president and the American people are not going to put ...
The House passed a budget to fund the federal government late last week. But Senate Democrats have so far refused, demanding protection from deportation for the so-called "dreamers," young immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children. Republicans say they will not discuss immigration ...
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said she will join Senate Democrats in their effort to reverse the FCC's recent move to repeal most of the net neutrality rules. Collins' spokeswoman told the Bangor Daily News that she would support an effort by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) to force a Senate floor vote to ...
It's an occupational hazard, and Sen. ... Yes, Susan Collins voted for a tax bill that is likely to devastate the majority of her constituents, but is favored by Corporations and wealthy individuals, including ... Susan Collins, in her first campaign for national office, ran on the promise of being a one-term senator.
When Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) first announced she would support the GOP tax bill that killed Obamacare's individual mandate, she insisted that three separate ... She then amended her demand, saying the bills had to pass before the tax bill came back from the House-Senate conference committee.
By December, the left was jeering her for supporting a tax overhaul. She says she likes being in a position to influence events. That's why she stayed in the Senate instead of running for governor. But she also says it's been "very stressful." This is the first time the newspaper has named a "Mainer of the Year.
Susan Collins dominated Maine's news landscape like no other throughout one of the most tumultuous years in U.S. political history. Because of that, she is the Maine Sunday Telegram's inaugural Mainer of the Year. "It has been extremely challenging," Collins said during a recent interview in her Senate ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Maine Sunday Telegram has named Sen. Susan Collins "Mainer of the Year." The newspaper says the Republican senator dominated Maine's news landscape in 2017 even as she was praised and vilified on both sides of the political divide.
Susan Collins dominated Maine's news landscape like no other throughout one of the most tumultuous years in U.S. political history. Because of that, she is the Maine Sunday Telegram's inaugural Mainer of the Year. "It has been extremely challenging," Collins said during a recent interview in her Senate ...
Susan Collins was right to not endorse candidate Trump for the presidency; she was right to call for Trump to release his tax returns; she was right to vote against a GOP bill that would have repealed Obamacare; and she was right to threaten to vote against the Senate's new "tax reform" package because, ...
The original Senate bill would have eliminated the state and local tax deduction. An amendment I wrote will let taxpayers deduct up to $10,000 of state and local taxes. Another amendment I wrote not only restored the deduction for high medical bills that the House bill would have eliminated, but also ...
The original Senate bill would have eliminated the state and local tax deduction. An amendment I wrote will let taxpayers deduct up to $10,000 of state and local taxes. Another amendment I wrote not only restored the deduction for high medical bills that the House bill would have eliminated, but also ...
Rosie O'Donnell got very personal in a tweet attacking GOP Sen. Susan Collins over the contentious GOP tax bill. Sharing a photo of the Maine Republican's family, the comedian asked Collins if she believed her loved ones were proud of her for voting for the tax overhaul, which has been criticized by ...
Republican Senator Susan Collins ripped news coverage of her decision to vote for the GOP tax-cut bill as "unbelievably sexist" on Tuesday. "I cannot believe that the press would have treated another senator with 20 years of experience as they have treated me," the Maine senator told reporters at the ...
Democrat Doug Jones won the Senate election in Alabama last week, but Maine Senator Susan Collins saw her own victory of sorts, as the win all but guarantees her a greater position of power in Washington. When Jones is sworn into the Senate in the coming weeks, the partisan split will shrink to just ...
Maine Sen. Susan Collins voted for the Senate GOP tax plan despite its repeal of the individual mandate because GOP leadership promised her a vote on her reinsurance bill, and a vote on legislation to restore some payments to insurers. But it's doubtful getting those provisions enacted would mitigate the ...
Protesters being arrested on Wednesday outside the office of Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine. ... Ms. Collins, after weeks of wavering, cut several deals with Republican leaders in exchange for going along with the tax overhaul that passed the Senate this month and is on track to be sent to ...
I saw in Susan Collins a Republican senator who could not be intimidated, someone who believed the middle class and poor had as much right at the table as the wealthiest Americans. She advocated for bipartisan work to solve pressing problems such as health care, and I believed her. I was proud she ...
Collins, a moderate Republican, voted for the GOP's tax plan last week but helped kill the GOP's Obamacare repeal efforts earlier this year. Several aides told CNN that Collins made clear to Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell that she wanted to get to "yes" on the tax legislation, unlike with health care ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Maine's Republican U.S. senator said on Sunday that Alabama politician Roy Moore was unfit to serve in the Senate even before sexual-misconduct allegations against him came to light. Sen. Susan Collins made the comments on CBS' ''Face the Nation.'' She called the ...
Sen. Susan Collins, the Maine Republican whose vote was pivotal in pushing the GOP tax bill forward last week, thought she had a deal to bolster health care protections in exchange for her support. ... Collins says she would vote for it if Senate Republicans promised to allow a vote on two other health bills.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, center, arrives as Republican senators gather to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell, R-Ky., on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax code, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, in Washington.
"I anticipate that Leader McConnell would bring to the Senate floor a neutral bill, a vehicle if you will, probably a House-passed bill that is not an immigration bill. Then there would be amendments offered on both sides of the aisle," Collins said. "My hope is that our commonsense coalition could come up ...
Political Pundits will debate the winners and losers of the three-day government shutdown, but a clear frontrunner for the unsung hero award has emerged: Sen. Susan Collins's "talking stick." Republican and Democratic senators reportedly huddled in the office of the Maine Republican senator, who hosted ...
Sen. Susan Collins, one of the lawmakers who helped strike a deal to end the shutdown, says the challenge of overcoming differences doesn't mean it's not worth trying to reach an immigration bill. Collins joins Judy Woodruff to discuss those prospects, as well as news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...
Forty-nine Democrats and independents in the Senate plan to co-sponsor Sen. Ed Markey's legislation undoing the FCC's repeal of net neutrality. Republican Sen. Susan Collins announced her support of Markey's bill earlier this month. But the chances of the bill passing the House, or being signed by a ...
The original Senate bill would have eliminated the state and local tax deduction. An amendment I wrote will let taxpayers deduct up to $10,000 of state and local taxes. Another amendment I wrote not only restored the deduction for high medical bills that the House bill would have eliminated, but also ...
Sen. Susan Collins' support for her party's polarizing tax reform overhaul may have shored up her relationship with the White House and Republican congressional colleagues, but it also may have tarnished her reputation among centrists and liberals as a champion of process and policy-driven governance ...
Republican Senator Susan Collins ripped news coverage of her decision to vote for the GOP tax-cut bill as "unbelievably sexist" on Tuesday. "I cannot believe that the press would have treated another senator with 20 years of experience as they have treated me," the Maine senator told reporters at the ...


 

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