Susan (Susan) M. Collins (R)
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Senator
Room 413 DSOB- Dirksen Senate Office Building 100 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-1904

Residence: Bangor, ME
Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Thomas Daffron   DOB: 12/7/1952
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Special Committee on Aging
ChairmanSenate 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
FC MemberSenate Women's Caucus on Burma
ChairmanSenate Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
ChairmanCommon Sense Caucus
FC MemberSenate Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood
FC MemberSenate Nursing Caucus
FC MemberSenate Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberSenate Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (Senate)
FC MemberSenate Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberSenate Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberSenate Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberSenate General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberSenate Hunger Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
FC MemberSenate Travel and Tourism Caucus
MemberSenate Select Committee on Intelligence
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Defense
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the National Park Service Centennial
Vice ChairRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus

Bio

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. In 2015, Senator Collins was ranked the most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University.

Senator Collins ranks fifteenth in Senate seniority and is the most senior Republican woman. She chairs the Senate Select Committee on Aging and the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and also serves on the Intelligence Committee as well as the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Known for her Maine work ethic, Senator Collins has never missed a vote in her twenty years in office - more than 6,000 votes in a row. Senator Collins is recognized as 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, Collins authored a major overhaul of our nation's intelligence community after the September 11th attacks and also led the successful effort to repeal the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that prohibited gay and lesbian Americans from serving openly in the military. In 2013, she forged the bipartisan coalition that ended a 16-day shutdown of the federal government.

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 Senate 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 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.

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 fifth-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.








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