Sen. Susan Collins

Senator from Maine, Republican

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

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Collins.

Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Susan Collins sits on the following committees:

The 115th Congress began at noon on January 3, 2017. Committee assignments for the new Congress have not yet been made. The committee membership information below is as of the end of the 114th Congress, on January 3, 2017.

Enacted Legislation

Collins was the primary sponsor of 22 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Collins sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Health (20%) Taxation (18%) Education (12%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) International Affairs (8%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (7%)

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 72/26.
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 45/34.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 13, 2014. Motion Agreed to 56/40.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Yea On the Nomination PN1225: Ronnie L. White, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri
Jul 16, 2014. Nomination Confirmed 53/44.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010, also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act), was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Yea H.R. 2642 (110th): Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
May 22, 2008. Motion Rejected 34/63.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Jan 2017, Collins missed 0 of 6,266 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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