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Senate Seeks New Strategy in Opioid Crisis
Opioids
Senate Seeks New Strategy in Opioid Crisis
2022-07-26 21:35:24
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Only days after the Justice Department announced successful prosecutions of drug runners and seizures of huge stashes of illegal opioids, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said what was on everyone’s mind at a Senate hearing Tuesday. “I think we... Read More

Supreme Court
Analysis: Three GOP Senators Buck Party to Back Biden Court Pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — By announcing they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, three Republican senators are marking the historical moment by building legacies of their own. Every senator has a voice, and... Read More

Supreme Court
Collins, Romney and Murkowski Break With GOP on Jackson Nomination
2022-04-04 23:57:37
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination in a Monday vote, the panel’s first tie on a high court pick since Clarence Thomas' nomination in 1991.  Senators voted 11-11 on sending Jackson’s nomination... Read More

Supreme Court
Senate Panel to Vote on Jackson Nomination to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are launching a whirlwind of votes and Senate floor action Monday with the goal of confirming Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court by the end of the week. The Senate Judiciary Committee... Read More

Supreme Court
Ketanji Brown Jackson Now Has Bipartisan Support for High Court Confirmation
2022-03-30 14:41:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — When the Senate votes on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court next week, she’s assured of having bipartisan support for her confirmation. On Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said after a second meeting with... Read More

Political News
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Advances in the Senate
2021-07-29 14:32:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday evening voted to advance bipartisan infrastructure legislation, despite the lack of actual bill text to consider and a looming battle in the House over the measure. By a 67-32 vote, the Senate moved... Read More

Bipartisan
Sen. Collins, Rep. Fitzpatrick Most Bipartisan Members of Congress
2021-06-29 19:06:41
by Dan McCue

For the eighth year in a row, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is the champion of bipartisanship in the Senate, while in the House, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., is tops among the 437 House members scored in the latest analysis by... Read More

Congress
Senate Extends Paycheck Protection Program Through May
2021-03-25 21:12:56
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted 92-7 Thursday to extend the Paycheck Protection Program to the end of May after rejecting Republican efforts to reshape the program and stymie the vote altogether.  The popular program was scheduled to expire on March 31.... Read More

Education
Senators Collins and Hassan Protect Funding for Nearly 200 Rural, Low-Income School Districts
2021-01-04 14:46:35
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON — Last week, U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., announced they successfully reversed a Department of Education decision that jeopardized funding for nearly 200 rural, low-income school districts.  A provision they negotiated was included in the... Read More

Congress
Bicameral Coalition Endorses $908 Billion Bipartisan Proposal for COVID Relief
2020-12-01 18:23:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Republican and Democratic senators were joined by members of the House Problem Solvers conference Tuesday to endorse a $908 billion COVID economic relief bill they say should carry the nation into the early spring. The proposal, described by... Read More

Senate Watch
ME Senate: Susan Collins (R)
2020-10-28 16:07:21
by TWN Staff

About Collins: Susan Collins has been recognized by her colleagues as one of the hardest working members of Congress.  During her entire time in the U.S. Senate, she has never missed a roll-call vote – more than 7,300. Collins is... Read More

Congress
Bipartisanship Is Alive and Well on Capitol Hill, Index Finds
2020-05-14 18:42:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Despite the rancor one hears consistently on cable news and in the Twittersphere, bipartisanship is alive and well among rank and file members of Congress, according to a new survey conducted by The Lugar Center and the McCourt... Read More

Political News
Polls Show Collins Could Lose Senate Seat To ‘Pragmatic’ Dem Challenger

In 2014, Susan Collins was looking at an easy victory in Maine. The veteran Senator was well-funded, well-liked, and faced little competition in her bid for re-election. Her main challenger, Shenna Bellows, was a young progressive with no name recognition... Read More

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