51 Facts About Senator Susan Collins

1. Senator Susan Collins announced on Friday that she is voting "yes" for Kavanaugh's nomination.

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2. Senator Susan Collins continued to work for Cohen—holding various administrative posts—until 1987.

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3. Senator Susan Collins was born in Caribou, Maine, to a family involved in both the lumber industry and state politics.

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4. Senator Susan Collins's identifies as a member of the Catholic Church.

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5. Senator Susan Collins is married to Thomas Daffron, a lobbyist at Jefferson Consulting Group, a lobbying and consulting firm in Washington DC They were married on August 11, 2012, at the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Caribou, Maine.

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6. Senator Susan Collins was a recipient of the Publius Award from the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress on March 12, 2014.

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7. Senator Susan Collins was awarded the US Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Spirit of Enterprise Award for her support of the Chamber's positions in the Senate.

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8. On September 19, 2012, Senator Susan Collins received the Navy League's Congressional Sea Services Award "for her outstanding contributions in Congress to advance the mission of our nation's maritime services".

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9. Senator Susan Collins is cited as saying that her bill would help avoid employers reducing workers' hours to below 30 per week in order to comply with the ACA.

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10. Senator Susan Collins introduced a bill in June 2013 that would define a "full-time employee" as someone who works for 40 hours per week.

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11. In 2018, Senator Susan Collins was one of three Republicans voting with Democrats to repeal rule changes enacted by the Republican-controlled FCC.

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12. Senator Susan Collins justified her support vote due to her belief that "Presidents are entitled to considerable deference in the selection of Cabinet members".

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13. Senator Susan Collins voted for the Manchin–Toomey bill to amend federal law to expand background checks for gun purchases.

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14. In February 2017, Senator Susan Collins was the only Senate Republican to vote against confirmation of Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

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15. In September 2008, Senator Susan Collins joined the Gang of 20, a bipartisan group seeking a comprehensive energy reform bill.

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16. In December 2018, Senator Susan Collins criticized the decision by a judge to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

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17. Senator Susan Collins made a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, trading her opposition to repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate provision, in exchange for legislation that would financially stabilize the remaining health insurance program.

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18. In December 2017, Senator Susan Collins voted for a tax bill that repealed the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, which the CBO estimates would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 13 million while causing higher health care premiums for those who remain insured.

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19. On July 26, 2017, Senator Susan Collins was one of seven Republicans in voting against repealing the ACA without a suitable replacement.

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20. Senator Susan Collins has clarified that she is against repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement proposal.

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21. Senator Susan Collins announced she would vote against the Senate version of the Republican bill to repeal Obamacare.

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22. In January 2017, Senator Susan Collins "was the only Republican to vote for a defeated amendment.

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23. Senator Susan Collins opposed President Barack Obama's health reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and voted against it in December 2009.

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24. In December 2017, Senator Susan Collins voted to pass the 2017 Republican tax plan.

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25. Senator Susan Collins's was one of two Republicans to vote with Democrats against budget cuts.

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26. Senator Susan Collins tried to negotiate a compromise bill that centrist Republicans could agree to, but was unable to do so.

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27. Senator Susan Collins's offered an amendment to the original bill that allowed for tax credits to school teachers who purchase classroom materials.

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28. Senator Susan Collins voted in favor of and for the extension of the Bush tax cuts in 2003 and 2006.

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29. Senator Susan Collins's said that separating children from parents at the border is "inconsistent with American values.

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30. Senator Susan Collins criticized President Donald Trump's 2017 executive order to ban entry to the US to citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, stating: "The worldwide refugee ban set forth in the executive order is overly broad and implementing it will be immediately problematic.

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31. Senator Susan Collins endorsed another controversial judicial nominee in 2018: Thomas Farr, whose federal court nomination by President Trump was controversial due to his support for North Carolina laws that were ruled to be discriminatory toward African-American voters.

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32. On December 18, 2010, Senator Susan Collins voted in favor of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 and was the primary Republican sponsor of the repeal effort.

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33. Senator Susan Collins joined six other Republicans, including Olympia Snowe and John McCain, in voting against the effort to ban gay marriage.

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34. In October 2018 Senator Susan Collins cosponsored, together with Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, a bipartisan bill that if passed would block "any persons from foreign adversaries from owning or having control over vendors administering US elections.

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35. Senator Susan Collins's was one of two Republicans who voted against an amendment to ban federal funds for facilities that provide abortion services and family planning.

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36. In 2018, Senator Susan Collins voted with the majority of Senate Democrats against a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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37. Senator Susan Collins's was one of three Republicans, with Capito and Murkowski, who opposed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act that included a provision to defund Planned Parenthood.

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38. On March 30, 2017, Senator Susan Collins would again join Senator Lisa Murkowski to break party lines on a vote; this time against a bill allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood.

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39. In March 2018, Senator Susan Collins was one of four Republican senators to vote against tabling a resolution that would cease the US military's support for Saudi Arabia's bombing operations in Yemen.

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40. Senator Susan Collins, joining the Senate majority, voted in favor of the Protect America Act, an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

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41. On January 28, 2017, Senator Susan Collins joined five other Republicans to oppose President Donald Trump's temporary ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries saying it is "overly broad and implementing it will be immediately problematic.

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42. Senator Susan Collins voted for the Republican tax plan and, perhaps most significantly, for Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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43. Senator Susan Collins's has occasionally been referred to as a "liberal Republican" relative to her colleagues.

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44. Senator Susan Collins has consistently been endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign, a major LGBT rights organization; she was one of six Republicans running in 2008 to be endorsed by the HRC.

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45. Senator Susan Collins's served in this post until 1996, when she announced her candidacy for the seat in the US Senate being vacated by her former boss, William Cohen, who retired to become United States Secretary of Defense under President Clinton.

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46. In December 1994, Senator Susan Collins became the founding executive director of the Center for Family Business at Husson College, Bangor, Maine.

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47. Senator Susan Collins is the first program delegate elected to the Senate and currently holds the seat once held by Smith.

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48. Senator Susan Collins's often positions herself as a pivotal vote, thus becoming a focal point during highly watched legislation.

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49. Senator Susan Collins's will be the only Republican representing New England in the 116th Congress.

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50. Senator Susan Collins's is the most senior Republican woman in the Senate and dean of Maine's congressional delegation.

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51. Senator Susan Collins's is known for having never missed a single Senate vote since she became senator, which by September 2015 had reached a 6,000 consecutive voting streak.

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