1. Susan Collins received only $140,000 in the quarter before her vote on Kavanaugh.
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8. Susan Collins introduced her bill, the Taxpayer Identity Protection Act, in the Senate on Monday, the first day taxpayers could file returns.
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11. 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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12. In December 2018, Susan Collins criticized the decision by a judge to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
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13. In January 2019, Susan Collins voted for both Republican and Democratic bills to end a government shutdown.
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15. 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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16. Susan Collins told reporters that she disagreed with "the easing of the sanctions because I think it sends the wrong message to Russia and to the oligarch and close ally of Mr Putin, Oleg Deripaska, who will in my judgement continue to maintain considerable [ownership] under the Treasury's plan.
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17. In January 2019, Susan Collins was one of eleven Republican senators to vote to advance legislation intended to block President Trump's intent to lift sanctions against three Russian companies.
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18. Susan Collins became the state's senior senator in 2013 when Snowe left the Senate and was replaced by independent Angus King, who had defeated Collins in the 1994 governor election.
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22. Susan Collins appears to have no idea what she's about to face if she's seeking re-election in 2020, drunk on the standing ovation she received from Republicans on the Senate floor and the accolades that no doubt came in from President Donald Trump's base all across the country.
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25. Susan Collins graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham in 1980 as a Theater Arts major.
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26. Susan Collins announced on Friday that she is voting "yes" for Kavanaugh's nomination.
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30. Susan Collins voted in favor of the Kyi-Lieberman Amendment, which gave President Bush and the executive branch the authorization for military force against Iran.
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31. Susan Collins is a member of several moderate organizations within the Republican Party.
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36. Susan Collins is the Chair of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and is a former Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
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41. Susan Collins is a senior United States Senator as well as the most senior female senator in the Congress.
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42. Susan Collins was recently named as one of the ten most powerful Women in Washington and she has so many awards and honors to show for it including the "Congressional Sea Services Award", "Spirit of Enterprise Award", "Legislator of the Year Award" among others.
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43. Susan Collins is equally an avid member of quite a number of organizations within the Republican Party including; The Wish List, Republican Majority For Choice, Republicans for Environmental Protection among others.
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45. Susan Collins returned to Maine in 1994 to run for governor, losing in the general election to Angus King.
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53. 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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63. 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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64. In December 2017, 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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65. On July 26, 2017, Susan Collins was one of seven Republicans in voting against repealing the ACA without a suitable replacement.
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66. Susan Collins has clarified that she is against repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement proposal.
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68. In March 2017, Susan Collins said that she could not support the American Health Care Act, the House Republicans' plan to repeal and replace the ACA.
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69. In January 2017, Susan Collins "was the only Republican to vote for a defeated amendment.
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72. In December 2017, Susan Collins voted to pass the 2017 Republican tax plan.
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73. Susan Collins tried to negotiate a compromise bill that centrist Republicans could agree to, but was unable to do so.
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76. 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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78. In May 2005, Susan Collins was one of fourteen senators to forge a compromise on the Democrats' use of the judicial filibuster, thus allowing the Republican leadership to end debate without having to exercise the so-called nuclear option.
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79. On December 18, 2010, 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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81. In 2004, Susan Collins was one of six Republicans who voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment which was an amendment intended to ban same-sex marriage.
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84. On March 30, 2017, 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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91. In the 1990s, Susan Collins played an important role during the US Senate's impeachment trial of Bill Clinton when she and fellow Maine Senator Olympia Snowe sponsored a motion that would have allowed the Senate to vote separately on the charges and the remedy.
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92. 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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96. Susan Collins has been described as the Senate's most moderate Republican.
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