Sen. Susan Collins

Senator from Maine, Republican

Collins, a Republican, has been a senator from Maine since Jan 7, 1997 (next election in 2020).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Collins for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Susan Collins sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Collins sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (22%) Taxation (19%) Health (19%) Education (12%) International Affairs (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Collins’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Collins’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea On the Nomination PN64: Alissa M. Starzak, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army
Dec 14, 2015. Nomination Confirmed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Sep 2016, Collins missed 0 of 6,223 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: