Read our 2016 Report Card for Collins.
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)
Susan Collins sits on the following committees:
- Chair, Senate Special Committee on Aging
Senate Committee on Appropriations
- Chair, 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 was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 1632 (114th): A bill to require a regional strategy to address the threat posed by Boko Haram.
- S. 2270 (113th): Insurance Capital Standards Clarification Act of 2014
- S. 853 (113th): Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013
- S. 818 (113th): Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013
- S. 573 (113th): FOR VETS Act of 2013
- S. 444 (113th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
- S. 615 (111th): A bill to provide additional personnel authorities for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Collins sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (24%) Taxation (21%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Education (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Government Operations and Politics (7%) International Affairs (6%) Transportation and Public Works (4%)
Some of Collins’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1754: A bill to reauthorize section 340H of the Public Health Service Act to ...
- S. 1730: A bill to implement policies to end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths ...
- S.Res. 241: A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Purple Heart Recognition Day.
- S. 1655: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
- S. 1498: Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum Act
- S. 1402: School Food Modernization Act
- S. 1383: Retirement Security Act of 2017
|Collins’s Vote||Vote Description|
On the Nomination PN42: Robert Lighthizer, of Florida, to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador
May 11, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 82/14.
S. 89: A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the ...
Apr 3, 2017. Bill Passed 85/12.
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
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.
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 ...
H.R. 2642 (110th): Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
May 22, 2008. Motion Rejected 34/63.
From Jan 1997 to Aug 2017, Collins missed 0 of 6,422 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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