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Lawmakers, others hit Bush on energy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Senators and House members from both sides of the aisle joined environmental and renewable energy groups Thursday in calling on the administration to shift its

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Bush urges Daschle to break stalemate

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- President Bush on Saturday urged U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., to schedule a vote on the economic stimulus package that has been stalled in C
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Still no deal on stimulus package

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- With the Christmas recess approaching, both the Bush White House and Congress are quietly mulling over their political exit strategies should they have to leave
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

Economic stimulus bill remains stalled

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- President Bush again Wednesday tried again to pressure the Senate into passing an economic stimulus package that he has said would reverse the nation's stagnant
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

Bush gives nod to bipartisan pact

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The White House gave its tacit approval Tuesday to a compromise economic stimulus package brokered by Republican and Democratic moderates in an effort to break
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter
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Susan Collins
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)

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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