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Maine's Monhegan Island celebrates quadricentennial

Maine's Monhegan Island celebrates quadricentennial

MONHEGAN ISLAND, Maine, Aug. 6 (UPI) --European settlers and their descendants have occupied Maine's Monhegan Island for 400 years. Inhabitants gathered to celebrate its quadricentennial today.
Brooks Hays
Republicans shoot down Hobby Lobby reversal bill in Senate

Republicans shoot down Hobby Lobby reversal bill in Senate

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --Senate Republicans voted down a measure that would have reversed the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision.
Gabrielle Levy
Republican Senator Susan Collins endorses same-sex marriage

Republican Senator Susan Collins endorses same-sex marriage

AUGUSTA, Maine, June 26 (UPI) --Maine Republican Susan Collins became the fourth sitting GOP senator to publicly come out in favor of same-sex marriage, announcing her support Wednesday.
Matt Bradwell
Senate candidate to walk the length of Maine

Senate candidate to walk the length of Maine

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) --Shenna Bellows is taking a shoe-leather approach to her campaign for U.S. Senate: the Maine Democrat plans to walk 350 miles across the state.
Gabrielle Levy
Energy efficiency bill fails, sinks Keystone chances

Energy efficiency bill fails, sinks Keystone chances

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) --Intransigence from both sides of the Senate aisle may have sunk the chances of a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline coming anytime soon.
Gabrielle Levy
Rep. Michele Bachmann lobbies against National Women's History Museum

Rep. Michele Bachmann lobbies against National Women's History Museum

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) --Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., lobbied against the establishment of a women's history museum on Wednesday, because she thinks it promotes radical feminism.
Aileen Graef
Female senators call for stronger Nigeria response

Female senators call for stronger Nigeria response

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Senate women banded together Tuesday to call on President Obama to take a stronger stance against the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls last month.
Gabrielle Levy
Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

Unemployment insurance passes test vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- The Senate took another step towards passing an extension on emergency unemployment insurance Thursday, voting 65-34 to begin debate.
Gabrielle Levy
The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

The Issue: Could deal be close on renewing extended unemployment?

Could it be? An actual deal in the works to reinstitute the extended unemployment benefits that expired just after Christmas?
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International

Bipartisan unemployment extension deal reached in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- A deal to extend expired unemployment benefits five months that includes offsets to pay for them was struck Thursday, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators said.
Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

Treasury secretary: Debt limit rise will promote economic growth

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Wednesday's Senate vote to raise the federal debt limit will promote growth and help "provide certainty and stability."
Republicans block Senate action on extending jobless benefits

Republicans block Senate action on extending jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The White House slammed Senate Republicans Thursday after they blocked a third attempt to extend unemployment benefits.
Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he's open to finding budget cuts to pay for extending unemployment benefits.
Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

Senate votes to end debate on bipartisan budget deal

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate voted 67-33 Tuesday to end debate on a bipartisan budget deal, clearing the way for an up-or-down vote.
Giffords shifts campaign funds to pro-gun control PAC

Giffords shifts campaign funds to pro-gun control PAC

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has terminated her campaign committee and moved its revenues to her pro-gun control PAC, Roll Call reported.
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to the press after leaving the Senate floor during the vote on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington on February 13, 2009. Sen. Collins is one of three key Senate Republicans supporting economic stimulus bill, ensuring it's passage in Congress. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Susan Margaret Collins (born December 7, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Maine and a member of the Republican Party. First elected to the Senate in 1996, she is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Collins and her fellow Senator from Maine, Olympia Snowe, are regarded as leading moderates within the Republican Party.

One of six children, Susan Collins was born in Caribou, Maine, where her family have operated a lumber business since 1844. Her parents, Donald and Patricia, each served as mayor of Caribou; her father also served in both houses of the Maine Legislature. Her uncle, Samuel W. Collins, Jr., sat on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court from 1988 to 1994. She attended Caribou High School, where she was president of the student council. During her senior year of high school in 1971, Collins was chosen to participate in the U.S. Senate Youth Program, through which she visited Washington, D.C. for the first time and engaged in a two-hour conversation with U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME). Collins is the first program delegate elected to the Senate and currently holds the seat once held by Smith.

After graduating from Caribou High School, she continued her education at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Like her father before her, she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa national academic honor society. She graduated from St. Lawrence magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in government in 1975.

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