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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2015 Report Card

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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:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Collins sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Taxation (19%) Health (18%) Education (10%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) International Affairs (9%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1997 to Jun 2016, Collins missed 0 of 6,182 roll call votes, which is 0.0%. This is better than the median of 1.6% 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: