Our unique analysis of the bills Collins has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Collins is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Collins for more statistics.
Susan Collins sits on the following committees:
- Chairman, Senate Special Committee on Aging
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
- Member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Member, Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Collins sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Taxation (19%) Health (18%) Education (12%) International Affairs (9%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Some of Collins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3226: A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry ...
- S. 2990: A bill to prohibit the President from preventing foreign air carriers traveling to ...
- S.Res. 448: A resolution recognizing the roles and contributions of the teachers of the United ...
- S. 2844: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
- S. 2825: Buy American Act of 2016
- S.Res. 418: A resolution recognizing Hafsat Abiola, Khanim Latif, Yoani Sanchez, and Akanksha Hazari for ...
- S. 2745: Advancing NIH Strategic Planning and Representation in Medical Research Act
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From Jan 1997 to Jul 2016, Collins missed 0 of 6,206 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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