Susan (Susan) Collins (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.2523
FAX: 202.224.2693
District: 207.784.6969
Room 413 DSOB- Dirksen Senate Office Building 100 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-1904

Residence: Bangor, ME
Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Thomas Daffron   DOB: 12/7/1952
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberNortheast-Midwest Senate Coalition
FC MemberSenate Cancer Coalition
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Defense
FC MemberSenate Bike Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Rural Education Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Cultural Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberSenate Women's Caucus on Burma
FC MemberSenate Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberSenate Reserve Components Caucus
ChairmanCommon Sense Coalition
FC MemberSenate Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood
FC MemberSenate Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Members Group
FC MemberSenate Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberSenate Climate Solutions Caucus
FC MemberSenate General Aviation Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
FC MemberSenate Hunger Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
MemberSenate Select Committee on Intelligence
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
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 MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberSenate ALS Caucus
FC MemberSenate Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberSenate Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberSenate Nursing Caucus
FC MemberSenate Community Health Center Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
FC MemberSenate Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberSenate Oceans Caucus
FC MemberSenate Bipartisan Task for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberSenate Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberRoosevelt Conservation Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
Vice ChairRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
Co-ChairCongressional TRIO Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Co-ChairCongressional Fire Services Caucus


Susan Margaret Collins was born on December 7, 1952, in Caribou Maine, where her family runs a sixth-generation lumber business that was founded by her ancestors in 1844. She is one of six siblings raised by Pat and Don Collins. Both of her parents served as mayor of Caribou. Her father, a World War II veteran, served in both the Maine State Senate and the State House, one of four generations of Collins family members to serve in the Maine Legislature. Growing up in Aroostook County, Senator Collins learned the meaning of hard work as well as the importance of public service and commitment to community. She graduated from Caribou High School in 1971.

Senator Collins graduated Phi Beta Kappa from St. Lawrence University in 1975 and began working for Maine Representative Bill Cohen. She remained a member of his staff when he was elected to the Senate three years later, where she was promoted to staff director of the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee of the Committee on Governmental Affairs.

In 1987, she was appointed by Maine Governor John McKernan as Commissioner of the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. In 1992, she was appointed as Director of the Small Business Administration's Regional Office in Boston by President George H.W. Bush. She continue her work to champion small businesses when she was named the founding Executive Director of the Center for Family Business at Husson College (now Husson University) in 1994.

In 1996, Senator Collins was elected to the Senate, succeeding her former boss, Bill Cohen. She was reelected in 2002, 2008, and 2014 by increasing margins. In 2020, she won an historic re-election victory, becoming the first-ever Republican woman to win a 5th term. She is also the first popularly elected U.S. Senator from Maine to be elected to a 5th term. She is the eleventh most senior member of the Senate and the most senior Republican woman.

Senator Collins has earned a national reputation as an effective legislator who works across party lines to solve problems and deliver results for the people of Maine and America. For the past eight consecutive years, she has ranked as the most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate by the Lugar Center and Georgetown University.

Throughout her Senate service, Senator Collins has worked with members of both parties to advance landmark legislation to improve the lives of all Americans. Her record demonstrates significant legislative accomplishments in such critical areas as health care, small business development and job creation, education transportation, national defense, and issues of particular interest to our nation's seniors.

Known for her Maine work ethic, Senator Collins has cast more than 8,000 consecutive votes and holds the longest perfect voting record in the history of the U.S. Senate.

Senator Collins is married to Thomas A. Daffron. They reside in Bangor, Maine, along with their beloved black lab, Pepper.