96 Facts About Susan Collins

1. Susan Collins received only $140,000 in the quarter before her vote on Kavanaugh.

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2. Susan Collins raised $1.8 million in the final quarter of 2018, according to Federal Election Commission.

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3. Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her career after she delivered a pivotal vote that helped seat Brett Kavanaugh on the US Supreme Court.

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4. Susan Collins had the best fundraising quarter of her life in 2018, boosted in part by her decision to support Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.

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5. Susan Collins has voted against free-trade agreements including the Dominican RepublicCentral America Free Trade Agreement.

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6. Susan Collins says the projects have conserved more than a million acres of wildlife habitat.

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7. Susan Collins said lawmakers involved in the bipartisan talks should consult experts, including Customs and Border Patrol officials, to determine the best approach to border security.

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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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9. Susan Collins declined to say whether she would endorse Trump in 2020 during a national media interview on the PBS NewsHour this week.

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10. Susan Collins raised a total of $2.9 million in 2017 and 2018.

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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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14. Susan Collins has voted against free-trade agreements including the Dominican RepublicCentral America Free Trade Agreement.

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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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19. Susan Collins had a good gig, promoting herself as something she's not.

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20. Susan Collins voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, who, like Kavanaugh, promised her and the world that he respected precedent, even calling the Obergefell marriage equality ruling "absolutely settled law.

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21. Susan Collins refused to support marriage equality as that debate heated up in Maine over the years and as LGBTQ activists came under vicious verbal assault by extremists in the GOP.

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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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23. Susan Collins can be an celebrity, known for Parting Anxiety.

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24. Susan Collins began her career in 1991 as a writer for children's television shows.

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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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27. Susan Collins was one of the Republicans to oppose President Donald Trump's temporary ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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28. Susan Collins was one of the Republican who did not support Donald Trump, who was elected as the Republican nominee for US President.

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29. In 2013, Susan Collins became the state's senior Senator after Olympia Snowe left the Senate.

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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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32. Susan Collins is considered a centrist member of the Republican Party, an influential player in the US Senate and described as one of "the last survivors of a once common species of moderate Northeastern Republican".

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33. Susan Collins served as the founding executive director of the Center for Family Business at Husson College, Bangor, Maine from 1994 to 1996.

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34. In 1994, Susan Collins returned to Maine and became the first woman to be nominated by a major party for Governor of Maine winning an eight-way Republican primary in the gubernatorial election.

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35. In 1987, Susan Collins worked as Commissioner of the Department of Professional and Finance Regulations.

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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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37. Susan Collins has celebrated the total number of 65 birthdays till date.

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38. Susan Collins was first recognized as a distinguished children's writer when she published her second book, Catching Fire in 2009.

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39. In 1991, Suzanne Susan Collins began her career as a writer for children's television.

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40. In 2003, Susan Collins published Gregor the Overlander, the first book of The Underland Chronicles.

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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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44. Susan Collins was born Susan Margaret Collins on December 7, 1952, in Caribou, Maine as one of six children.

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

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

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48. Susan Collins said she will not support a bill to protect Rober Mueller.

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49. Susan Collins said, "Multiple reports have exposed how this egregious practice has harmed consumers, such as one customer who used his.

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50. Susan Collins disagrees, and said: "If you are born in this country you are an American.

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51. Susan Collins goes all in for Trump, refuses to protect the Mueller investigation.

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52. 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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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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54. On September 19, 2012, 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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55. 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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56. 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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57. In 2018, Susan Collins was one of three Republicans voting with Democrats to repeal rule changes enacted by the Republican-controlled FCC.

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58. As part of this drive, Susan Collins is reported to support using the authority under the Congressional Review Act to nullify the FCC's repeal vote.

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

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

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

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

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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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70. 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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71. In April 1997, Susan Collins was one of seven Republicans cosponsoring legislation introduced by Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch that would provide children's health insurance by raising the cigarette tax.

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

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75. Susan Collins had a mixed record on the Bush tax cuts.

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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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77. Susan Collins has voted against free-trade agreements including the Dominican RepublicCentral America Free Trade Agreement.

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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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80. 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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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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82. In October 2018 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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83. In 2018, 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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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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85. In March 2018, 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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86. Susan Collins stated in February 2017 that she was open to subpoena President Trump's tax returns as part of an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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87. On January 28, 2017, 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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88. In 2018, Susan Collins was considered the most bipartisan senator for the fifth consecutive year by the Lugar Center.

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89. Susan Collins has been considered to be one of the most bipartisan members of Congress.

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90. 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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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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93. Susan Collins was described as one of "the last survivors of a once common species of moderate Northeastern Republican" during the Obama administration.

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

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

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96. Susan Collins has been described as the Senate's most moderate Republican.

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