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Susan Collins

Born: December 7, 1952 (age 64) in Caribou

Susan Collins

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Susan Margaret Collins is an American politician who currently serves as the senior United States Senator from Maine.

A member of the Republican Party, Collins has served in the Senate since 1997, and has served as the Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging since 2015 and previously chaired the Senate Committee on Homeland Security from 2003 to 2007.

Born in Caribou, Maine, Collins is a graduate of St.

Lawrence University.

Beginning her career as a staff assistant for Senator William Cohen in 1975, Collins later became the staff director of the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security in 1981.

She was then appointed as the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation by Governor John R.

McKernan, Jr. in 1987.

In 1992 she was appointed by President George H.W.

Bush as the director of the Small Business Administration's regional office in Boston.

Staying in Massachusetts, Collins became that state's Deputy State Treasurer in 1993.

After moving back to Maine in 1994, Collins became the Republican nominee for Governor in the 1994 general election.

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Maine's Susan Collins: Duty, bipartisan outlook drove decision to stay in Senate

The Republican senator is not running for governor because of the enormity of the issues facing the US and her role as a bridge builder, she told the Monitor in an exclusive interview.
Christian Science Monitor

Bangor center for homeless youth getting federal aid

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A nonprofit group in Bangor that serves homeless and at-risk youth will receive nearly $150,000 from the federal government. Maine Sens. Susan Collins, a Republican, and Angus..
Seattle Times

Videos for Susan Collins

News video: U.S. Senate Backers Of Obamacare Deal Seek Support

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Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare sought on Wednesday to win Republican support for the measure, which would restore subsidies to health insurers that..
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News video: New Health Care Deal Not Getting Much GOP Support

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Democrats seem to be on board with the Alexander-Murray deal, but many Republicans aren't expressing similar enthusiasm.
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News video: Rep Senator Collins Says She'll Vote For Tax Reform

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U.S. Republican Senator Susan Collins said on Sunday she was leaning towards a ‘yes’ vote on the Senate budget resolution to advance tax reform. Collins helped torpedo President Donald Trump’s..
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News video: Maine Senator Susan Collins Will Not Run For Governor

Maine Senator Susan Collins Will Not Run For Governor 00:43

The centrist member of the Republican party is staying in the Senate.
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News video: Republican Susan Collins To Remain In The Senate

Republican Susan Collins To Remain In The Senate 00:36

After months of speculation, Republican Susan Collins announced Friday that she will not run for governor and will instead remain in the Senate, where she has proven to be a crucial swing vote in the..
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The bipartisan plan to stabilize Obamacare is gaining steam — but it still faces one huge challenge

the bipartisan plan to stabilize obamacare is gaining steam — but it still faces one huge challenge
· *The bipartisan Alexander-Murray Obamacare stabilization bill debuted on Tuesday.* · *The bill's authors announced 24 co-sponsors in the Senate, 12 in each party.* · *GOP leadership, especially..
Business Insider

Will Senate lose its last remaining pragmatists?

The departures of Republicans Susan Collins, John McCain, and Bob Corker – all known for working across the aisle – along with several red-state Democrats, would be another blow to the Senate's..
Christian Science Monitor

Senate Deal To Stabilize Obamacare "Dead On Arrival" In The House

senate deal to stabilize obamacare dead on arrival in the house
Not even a full day after Senators reached a "bipartisan" deal to keep subsidies to health insurers for the next two years, this latest attempt to keep Obamacare alive appears to be dying, because..
Zero Hedge

That Bipartisan Health Care Deal Isn't Getting Much Bipartisan Support

that bipartisan health care deal isn't getting much bipartisan support
Watch VideoA bipartisan legislation deal on health care doesn't seem to be getting much bipartisan support. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray negotiated the deal. It would fund key Obamacare..

John McCain Says He Will Vote 'Yes' On Crucial Budget Bill

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Confirming rumors that had circulated earlier in the day, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday evening that he would ‘yes’ on a budget bill that once passed will unlock reconciliation, allowing the senate..
Zero Hedge

Trump Encourages Detente Between Bannon And McConnell As Tax Reform Deadline Looms

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After yesterday’s Rose Garden press conference, where President Donald Trump and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell assured reporters that they have a “good” relationship, they appear to have put..
Zero Hedge

Moderate Republicans push for restoring health care subsidy

Sen. Susan Collins (R) of Maine, among other moderate Republicans, search for a bipartisan path forward on health care after President Trump abruptly halted federal payments to insurers.
Christian Science Monitor

Collins will remain in the Senate

Senate stalwart Susan Collins had made it clear she’s sticking around Capitol Hill. Collins, a Maine Republican, Friday announced that she is not running for governor of her home state. Her future in..

'The death of tax reform'?: Trump's tax plan is about to face a huge test in the Senate

'the death of tax reform'?: trump's tax plan is about to face a huge test in the senate
· *The Senate will consider a budget resolution this week.* · *Passing a resolution is key to getting tax reform passed.* · *Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will not be in Washington..
Business Insider

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate..
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Trump And McConnell Make A "Truce Of Necessity" To Save Tax Reform

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Inbetween firing off tweets and defending his decision to end cost-sharing payments to insurance companies, sending healthcare stocks sliding and eliciting accusations of sabotage, president Trump..
Zero Hedge

Sen. Susan Collins Blasts Steve Bannon for Unhelpful, ‘Over-the-Top Rhetoric’

Republican Senator *Susan Collins* hit back at *Steve Bannon* for his warning about targeting Republican senators who aren't getting behind *President Trump*'s agenda.

Republican Senator Collins likely 'yes' vote to advance tax reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Susan Collins, who helped torpedo President Donald Trump's effort to repeal Obamacare, said on Sunday she was leaning towards a 'yes' vote on the Senate..

More Republicans could join Maine governor’s race

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s GOP gubernatorial primary is expected to become more heated after Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced she won’t run. Auto body repair chain owner Shawn..
Seattle Times

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