Susan Collins

  • Susan Collins Jun 18

    Senate Confirms McConnell Ally to Top Federal Appeals Court

    A divided Senate has approved the nomination of a 38-year-old judge and ally of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve on a top federal appeals court, despite Democrats’ objections that he’s inexperienced and biased against the Obama health care law

  • impeachment Feb 7

    Democrats Tear Into GOP Sen. Collins Over Acquittal Vote

    Elizabeth Warren’s path to victory may have to go through fellow progressive Bernie Sanders. And after Sanders’ strong showing in Iowa, that path became far more difficult heading into Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.

  • Susan Collins Jan 21

    Planned Parenthood Endorses Challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

    Planned Parenthood on Tuesday endorsed a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, saying Collins “turned her back” on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as well as other judicial nominees who oppose abortion.

  • Susan Collins Dec 18, 2019

    GOP Sen. Collins of Maine Launches Reelection Bid for 2020

    Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has formally launched her bid for a fifth term in office. Her announcement on Wednesday sets up what’s expected to be the most expensive political race in state history. She told supporters in an email that her “bipartisan commonsense approach” is important in an era of bitter partisanship. The popular moderate Republican is...

  • president Oct 7, 2019

    What Does Impeachment Mean for Sen. Susan Collins, an Endangered Republican?

    Susan Collins has built a brand as a moderate senator who isn’t afraid to buck her party. But the Maine Republican is now facing her toughest challenge yet as she prepares to run for a fifth term in a blue state — the potential impeachment of a president she didn’t vote for, NBC News reports. While Maine’s GOP chairwoman dismissed...

  • president Feb 17, 2019

    Bill Proposes Coins to Honor George and Barbara Bush

    A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would authorize the U.S. Treasury to mint $1 coins honoring former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, for the year.

  • Washington Oct 16, 2018

    Police: Suspicious Letter Sent to Sen. Susan Collins' Home

    Police are investigating after a suspicious letter was sent to the Maine home of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins. Bangor police said officers responded to Collins’ West Broadway home just before 2 p.m. Monday for a report of a suspicious envelope that had been delivered to the home. Firefighters and a local hazardous materials crew also responded to the scene, according...

  • The Associated Press May 9, 2018

    Democratic Senators Call for Vote to Restore Net Neutrality

    Senate Democrats filed a petition Wednesday to force a vote to restore Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that the Federal Communications Commission repealed late last year. The petition, signed by every democratic Senators and Republican Sen. Susan Collins, needed one more vote on the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to restore the rules that meant to prevent broadband companies such as...

  • president Apr 22, 2018

    GOP Sen. Collins Slams Comey for Releasing Book During Russia Probe

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Sunday slammed former FBI Director James Comey for releasing his memoir during the ongoing Russia probe, saying she worries the book could interfere with the investigations. “I cannot imagine why an FBI director would seek, to essentially, cash in on a book when the investigation is very much alive,” she said on Sunday’s “Meet The...

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2017

    Maine Sen. Susan Collins Announces She's Staying in US Senate

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins is set to announce whether she will stay in the U.S. Senate or run for governor of her home state of Maine.

  • Donald Trump Sep 25, 2017

    Republicans Push for Health Care Vote With Support Uncertain

    Republicans are pushing to secure crucial votes for the Graham-Cassidy health care bill that would replace Obamacare.

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2017

    ‘Nightmare Is Over': Dems React to Health Care Bill Failure

    The GOP took a hard blow early Friday when its Health Care Freedom Act, dubbed the “skinny repeal” of “Obamacare,” failed to pass in the Senate in a late-night 49–51 vote. Republican Senators John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins crossed party lines to cast key votes to defeat the measure, with McCain’s move drawing cheers from the Democrats on...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 28, 2017

    Raw: Gasps as McCain Goes Thumbs Down on Health Bill

    Lawmakers took to the Senate floor overnight Thursday to vote on the latest GOP health care overhaul measure, just hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the bill’s text. The Health Care Freedom Act, called the “skinny repeal,” failed to pass in a 49-51 vote, which included “no” votes from Republican Sens. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan...

  • Texas Jul 26, 2017

    Mic Captures GOP Senator Ripping Trump, Mocking Lawmaker

    Oh, that dreaded open microphone! Republican Sen. Susan Collins got caught Tuesday at the end of a hearing with a microphone that was still hot — and captured her ripping President Donald Trump and making fun of a fellow lawmaker who had been critical of her on health care. Collins, a moderate from Maine, can be overheard complaining about Trump...

  • Senate Jul 25, 2017

    Burr-Hamilton? Angry Lawmaker Singles Out ‘Female Senators'

    Passions are running high on Capitol Hill — but pistols at 10 paces over health care? GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas is angry with some fellow Republicans in the Senate who are balking at parts of legislation to overturn “Obamacare.” After GOP promises to repeal the law, that “is just repugnant to me,” he says. Who’s to blame? “Some...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2017

    Trump Orders More Cash, Industry Input, for Apprenticeships

    President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered more money and a bigger role for private companies in designing apprenticeship programs meant to fill some of the 6 million open jobs in the U.S....
    Trump signed an executive order to roughly double to $200 million the taxpayer money spent on learn-and-earn programs under a grant system called ApprenticeshipUSA. The money would come from...

  • Donald Trump Feb 23, 2017

    Republican US Senator: I'm Open to Subpoena of Trump's Taxes

    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she’s open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump’s tax returns for potential connections to Russia. Collins, a Republican who has served as a U.S. senator from Maine since 1997, sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. She appeared on Maine Public radio...

  • NBC Feb 2, 2017

    Defections Put DeVos Nomination in Peril

    Two Republican senators announced Wednesday they will vote against confirming Betsy DeVos, imperiling her chances of becoming the next Secretary of Education, NBC News reported. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both said they cannot support DeVos, a charter school and voucher program advocate. Her nomination already has received opposition from Democrats, and Collins and...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2016

    Clinton Brings Up Trump Income Tax History

    Debate moderator Anderson Cooper asked the candidates what tax provisions they would change to make sure the wealthiest citizens pay their fair share of income taxes. “It is sort of amusing to hear somebody who hasn’t paid federal income taxes in maybe 20 years talk about what he’s going to do,” Hillary Clinton said in response to a question...

  • California Jul 20, 2016

    Recycling Center Closures Costing Consumers Millions in Unredeemed Deposits

    More than a fifth of California’s recycling redemption centers have closed in the last year, stripping consumers of easy access to recycling and limiting their ability to collect the deposits they made when purchasing bottles and cans.

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