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Sen. Susan Collins

Sen. Susan Collins

Republican, Maine
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Office Phone: 202-225-3315
Committees:
Intelligence
Aging
Appropriations
Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
13.1% of children are in poverty
13.9% of children under 6 are in poverty
5.4% of children are in extreme poverty
13.8% are food insecure
4.9% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Collins on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Collins on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted against H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.428, the ACE Kids Act, which would authorize states to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through enhanced pediatric health homes.

  • co-sponsored S.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act, which would support states in improving outcomes for mothers during pregnancy.


  • co-sponsored S.3029, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, which would extend a law funding research and education regarding prematurely delivered babies.

  • Collins on Child Welfare


  • co-sponsored S.1357, the Family-Based Care Services Act, which would provide funding for therapeutic family care services in Medicaid. Such programs provide parents, caregivers, or foster families with training necessary to care for children with mental illness, emotional or behavioral disorders, or other conditions.

  • co-sponsored S.2173, the COURTS Act, which would extend funding for court services for child welfare cases.

  • Collins on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • Collins on Gun Violence Prevention

  • co-sponsored S.2475, the Banning Unlawful Machinegun Parts Act, which would prohibit the illegal modification of firearms to increase the rate of fire.

  • co-sponsored S.2492, the NICS Denial Notification Act, which would increase criminal enforcement of attempted gun purchases by prohibited individuals.

  • co-sponsored S.2607, the Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act, which would allow family members of an individual who they believe to be a danger to himself or others to seek a gun violence prevention order, which would allow for the temporary seizure of said individual’s firearms.

  • Collins on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.548, the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, which would increases state credit allocations and make several adjustments to the low-income housing tax credit.

  • co-sponsored S.743, a bill to strengthen the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, which would fund and permanently extend¬†the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.

  • Collins on Nutrition

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    Collins on Early Childhood Development

  • co-sponsored S.208, the PACE Act, which would make the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit refundable, increase rates for the credit, and index the credit to inflation.

  • co-sponsored S.3286, the Children and Media Research Advancement Act, which would authorize the National Institutes of Health to study the health and developmental effects of technology on infants, children, and adolescents.

  • Collins on Education

  • voted against the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored S.2513, the School Safety and Mental Health Services Improvement Act, which would provide for grants to schools for improved security measures, improved mental health training for school employees, and technical assistance for programs designed to improve mental health care for children.

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