Susan (Susan) Collins (R)

US Senator Susan Collins

Susan (Susan) Collins (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.2523
FAX: 202.224.2693
District: 207.945.0417
Room 413 DSOB- Dirksen Senate Office Building 100 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-1904
One Canal Plaza
Portland, ME 04101
Residence:Bangor, ME

Committee Assignments

RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Senate Coalition
FC MemberSenate Cancer Coalition
FC MemberSenate Bike Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Rural Education Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberSenate Women's Caucus on Burma
Co-ChairSenate Diabetes Caucus
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
ChairmanCommon Sense Caucus
FC MemberSenate Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberSenate Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberSenate Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood
FC MemberSenate Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberSenate Climate Solutions Caucus
MemberSenate Special Committee on Aging
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Defense
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
MemberSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Children and Families
FC MemberSenate Hunger Caucus
FC MemberSenate General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberSenate Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Members Group
FC MemberSenate Nursing Caucus
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberSenate Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberSenate Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberSenate Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
MemberSenate Select Committee on Intelligence
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberSenate Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberSenate Oceans Caucus
FC MemberRoosevelt Conservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
Vice ChairRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
Co-ChairCongressional Fire Services Caucus


When people in Washington want to solve a problem, they turn to the senior United States Senator from Maine, Susan Collins. First elected in 1996, Senator Collins has earned a national reputation as an effective legislator who works across party lines to seek consensus on our nation's most important issues. For the past seven consecutive years, Senator Collins has ranked as the most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University. Senator Collins ranks eleventh in Senate seniority and is the most senior Republican woman. She serves on the Appropriations Committee, and she is the Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. She also serves on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; the Aging Committee; and the Intelligence Committee. Known for her Maine work ethic, Senator Collins has never missed a vote in her 24 years in office. In June 2019, she cast her 7,000th consecutive roll call vote. She holds the longest perfect voting record in the history of the U.S. Senate. Senator Collins is recognized as a skillful legislator, which is one reason why Elle magazine named her one of the most powerful women in Washington. Her record demonstrates significant legislative accomplishments in such critical areas as homeland security, national defense, disaster response, education, business development, health care, and issues of particular interest to our nation's seniors. Along with Senator Joe Lieberman, Senator Collins authored a major overhaul of our nation's intelligence community after the September 11th attacks, improving its effectiveness while protecting civil liberties. She was also the lead Republican in the successful effort to repeal the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law in December 2010. Senator Collins is the founder of the Common Sense Coalition, a bipartisan group of senators who wrote the framework of the plan that ended the 16-day government shutdown in October 2013 as well as the shutdown in February 2018. Senator Collins has had a long-standing interest in health care. In 1997, she founded the Senate Diabetes Caucus and has led the effort to more than triple federal funding for diabetes research. As the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer 's Disease, she has worked to increase funding for Alzheimer's research and to strengthen support for family caregivers. She is also a tireless advocate for education and has visited and read to children at hundreds of schools across Maine. A champion for America's small businesses, Senator Collins is proud of the 100 percent rating she receives from the National Federation of Independent Business, our nation's leading small business organization. At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, Senator Collins co-authored the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provided a lifeline to millions of small businesses across the country and supported tens of millions of jobs. Senator Collins received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society for her work to support veterans, and she received the Navy's highest public service award from the Secretary of the Navy for her tireless advocacy of shipbuilding programs. Constituent service has always been one of Senator Collins' top priorities. During her time in the Senate, she has helped tens of thousands of Mainers resolve issues with federal agencies at six constituent service centers throughout Maine. Senator Collins was born December 7, 1952, and raised in Caribou, Maine, where her family runs a sixth-generation lumber business, founded by her ancestors in 1844. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of St. Lawrence University, she is married to Thomas A. Daffron and resides in Bangor, Maine.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Thomas Daffron   DOB: 12/7/1952