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My Turn: Torture of the American conscience

...exactly what all but one Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee want Americans to believe. However, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, voted with the Democratic majority to release the report. She explained it would "allow the American...
Senate OKs gay rights bill

...the military three years ago."All Americans deserve a fair opportunity to pursue the American dream," said Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a chief sponsor of the bill.Proponents cast the effort as Congress following the lead of business and...
Sen. Murkowski and her 'Senate Sisters' come through

...ending the government shutdown, but credit for shaping the package is being given to a group of women, led by Sen. Susan Collins, (R-Maine)". Frustrated with the lack of progress, on Sen. Collins on Oct. 6 released a three-point plan...
The beginning of the end

...from where I was sitting."So when her legislative director told her to tune in to the senate floor because Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was onto something, she did so immediately."She basically said enough, let's stop the blame game...
State | Local
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...increase, but $10.10 would be "a pretty significant jump" for Louisiana, which has no minimum of its own.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said she worries about the size of the $10.10 proposal. She said she was working with other Republicans...
State | AK legislature
Too much money spent in Iraq for too few results, estimated the cost at $811 billion, noting that some funds are still being spent on ongoing projects.Sen. Susan Collins, a member of the Senate committee that oversees U.S. funding, said the Bush administration should have agreed...
Senate women unite in fighting sexual assault

...together," said five-term Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., the head of the Senate Appropriations Committee.Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said the senators were united by the need for serious reforms. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., spoke...
GovTrack releases report cards on Congress

...second in the Senate for joining the most bipartisan bills and for being the most progressive among Republicans; Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME, came in first for both of those categories. Murkowski also ranked second in the Senate for getting bills...
State | AK legislature
State's two senators vote against creating ethics office

...sent the wrong message if it had created the Office of Public Integrity. The office was proposed by Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and would have handled investigations of alleged ethics violations. The Senate killed the proposal 67-30...
Senators: Arctic warming isn't hot air

...activities play a very large role," McCain said. McCain, accompanied by Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., spoke to villagers in Canada whose spruce trees are being attacked...


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