Susan Collins Biography, Age, Net Worth, Husband, Health, Office, Staff and Voting Record

Susan Collins Biography | Collins Susan | Susan M Collins

Susan Collins (Susan Margaret Collins) is an American politician. She is serving as the senior United States Senator for Maine. She is a Republican and was first elected to the position in 1996. She is the chair of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and is a former chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

By September 2015, she had reached a 6,000 consecutive voting streak having never missed a single Senate vote since she was elected. She is the most senior Republican woman in the Senate and dean of Maine’s congressional delegation. She is the only Republican representing New England in the 116th Congress. She has been described as the Senate’s most moderate Republican and often positions herself as a pivotal vote, thus becoming a focal point during highly watched legislation.
Born in Caribou, Maine, she begun her career as a staff assistant for Senator William Cohen in 1975. She later became staff director of the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee of the Committee on Governmental Affairs -currently known as Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She was then appointed as the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation by Governor John R. McKernan, Jr. in 1987.
In 1992 she was appointed by President George H. W. Bush as the director of the Small Business Administration’s regional office in Boston. Staying in Massachusetts. She became that state’s Deputy State Treasurer in 1993. After moving back to Maine in 1994, she became the Republican nominee for governor in the 1994 general election. She was the the first woman to become the nominee of a major party for Governor of Maine. In a four-way race,  she finished third with 23% of the vote. After her bid for governor in 1994, she became the founding director of the Center for Family Business at Husson University. Collins was first elected to the Senate in 1996. She has been re-elected three times, in 2002, 2008, and 2014.

Susan Collins Age | How Old Is Susan Collins

Susan was born 7th December, 1952. She is 66 years old as of 2019.

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Susan Collins Net Worth

Susan’s Net Worth was estimated at $4 million as at 2018.

Susan Collins Husband

Collins got married to Thomas Daffron, a lobbyist at Jefferson Consulting Group, a lobbying and consulting firm in Washington D.C. on 11th August, 2012, at the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Caribou, Maine. She is a member of the Catholic Church.

Susan Collins Health

Collins was one of seven Republicans cosponsoring legislation introduced by Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch, In April 1997, that would provide children’s health insurance by raising the cigarette tax. Along with Ted Stevens and Ben Nighthorse Campbell, she stated her disapproval for the component increasing taxes on cigarettes and a spokesman of hers said she would find other ways to raise funds for the insurance.
She voted in favor of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2) on January 29, 2009. She opposed President Barack Obama’s health reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and voted against it in December 2009. She voted against the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Senate Republicans made an effort to delay or kill the health care legislation through a filibuster of the defense spending bill, however the filibuster was defeated and Collins was one of three Republicans who voted with Democrats to end the filibuster.
At the beginning of the Congress, In January 2017, she voted in favor of a bill to begin the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). However, with four other Republican senators, Collins is leading an effort to slow down the ACA repeal in the Senate. She and fellow Republican Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana have proposed legislation that permits states to either keep the ACA or move to a replacement program to be funded in part by the federal government. In January 2017, she “was the only Republican to vote for a defeated amendment that would have prevented the Senate from adopting legislation cutting Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.”
She said that she could not support the American Health Care Act, the House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace the ACA in March 2017. She announced that she would vote against the Senate version of the Republican bill to repeal Obamacare. Collins has also clarified that she is against repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement proposal. On July 26, 2017, Collins was one of seven Republicans in voting against repealing the ACA without a suitable replacement.
On July 27 the following day, Collins joined two other Republicans in voting ‘No’ to the ‘Skinny’ repeal of the ACA. She voted for a tax bill that repealed the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, in December 2017. She made a deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, trading her opposition to repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provision, in exchange for legislation that would financially stabilize the remaining health insurance program. “But after Collins voted for the tax reform package, McConnell reneged and never brought the stabilization bill up for a vote.
In 2018, she was the only Republican who voted with Democrats on a resolution, that ultimately did not pass, against the “low cost, low coverage” insurance plans allowed by an executive order of President Trump. In December 2018, Collins criticized the decision by a judge to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Asked if she regretted voting for the Republican tax reform of 2017 which zeroed out the individual mandate of the ACA and was used as a justification for the judge’s ruling, Collins said she did not regret it.

Susan Collins Phone Number | Senator Susan Collins Phone Number

Phone: (202) 224-2523
Fax: (202) 224-2693

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Susan Collins Website | Sen Susan Collins

Want to keep in touch with senator Susan Collins? Here is her website :https://www.collins.senate.gov/

Susan Collins Voting Record

Maine gubernatorial election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Angus King 180,829 35%
Democratic Joseph Brennan 172,951 34%
Republican Susan Collins 117,990 23%
Green Jonathan Carter 32,695 6% N/A
Write-In Ed Finks 6,576 1% N/A
United States Senate election in Maine, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Susan Collins 298,422 49.2%
Democratic Joseph E. Brennan 266,226 43.9%
Green John Rensenbrink 23,441 3.9%
Taxpayers William P. Clarke 18,618 3.1%
United States Senate election in Maine, 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Susan Collins (incumbent) 299,266 58.4%
Democratic Chellie Pingree 205,901 41.6%
United States Senate election in Maine, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Susan Collins (incumbent) 444,587 61.5%
Democratic Tom Allen 278,651 38.5%
United States Senate election in Maine, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Susan Collins (incumbent) 411,211 68.4% +6.9%
Democratic Shenna Bellows 189,653 31.6% -6.9%

Susan Collins Trump

Susan Collins announced On 8th August, 2016, that she would not be voting for Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for the 2016 presidential election. She said that as a lifelong Republican she did not make the decision lightly but felt that he is unsuitable for office, “based on his disregard for the precept of treating others with respect, an idea that should transcend politics.” She considered voting for the Libertarian Party’s ticket or a write-in candidate. During the Trump presidency, Collins has voted with the GOP majority with much greater frequency.

Senator Susan Collins Office| Susan Collins Office

Washington Office Information:
Room: 413 Dirksen Building
Washington, DC 20510

Senator Susan Collins Staff

Chief of Staff: Steve Abbott
Scheduler: Darci Greenacre
Legis. Dir.: Olivia Kurtz
Comm. Dir.: Annie Clark
Press Secy.: Christopher Knight
Veteran Affairs LA: Mike Wakefield
Military LA: Mike Wakefield
Child/Family Issues LA: Katie Brown
Health LA: Amy Pellegrino
Financial Services LA: Mark LeDuc
Foreign Policy LA: Chris Howell
Education LA: Katie Brown
Agriculture LA: Cameron O’Brien
Telecomm LA: Mark LeDuc
Elections LA: Mark LeDuc
Energy LA: Cameron O’Brien
Environment LA: Cameron O’Brien
Firearms LA: Katie Brown
Judiciary LA: Katie Brown
Tax LA: Michael DiRoma
Transportation LA: Vacant
Trade LA: Michael DiRoma
Commerce LA: Mark LeDuc
Labor LA: Vacant
Budget LA: Michael DiRoma
Arts/Humanities LA: Katie Brown
Civil Rights LA: Katie Brown
Government Affairs LA: Vacant
Housing LA: Vacant
Medicare/Medicaid LA: Amy Pellegrino
Appropriations LA: Katie Brown
Science/Technology LA: Mark LeDuc
Social Security LA: Mark LeDuc
Space – NASA LA: Mike Wakefield
Pensions LA: Michael DiRoma
Animal Welfare LA: Olivia Kurtz
Native American Affairs LA: Bryan Allen
Immigration LA: Mark LeDuc
Homeland Security LA: Chris Howell
Women’s Issues LA: Katie Brown
Legis. Counsel: Mike Wakefield

Susan Collins Email | Senator Susan Collins Email

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