Sen. Susan Collins

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins met Tuesday with a group that's been actively pressuring Maine's congressional delegation to oppose President Donald Trump's policies.  The group, Mainers for Accountable Leadership, is helping organize protests scheduled for Wednesday.

The group has been pressuring Collins on everything from the fate of the Affordable Care Act to votes on Trump's cabinet picks. It has also asked the Republican to hold a town hall meeting.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Maine Sen. Susan Collins have introduced a bill to expand access to national parks for disabled veterans.
 
The bill would make all veterans with a service-connected disability eligible for a free, lifetime pass allowing entry to the parks and other recreational lands and waters held by the United States.
 

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine's Republican U.S. senator is among a group of party members urging President Donald Trump to get tough on Russia.
 
Susan Collins joined a group of senators that sent a letter to Trump calling for the administration to take a "tough-minded and principled police'' toward Russia. The letter says the U.S. should condemn Russia's aggression toward Ukraine.
 

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AUGUSTA, Maine - After an hour-long meeting with President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, Maine Sen. Susan Collins said she's "impressed."

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PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Sen. Susan Collins is going to meet with President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Collins is scheduled to meet with Judge Neil Gorsuch at 10:15 a.m. Thursday in Washington.

There is a vacancy on the high court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year.

Collins, a Republican, had met last year with former President Obama's pick for the seat, Merrick Garland. She had urged her Republican colleagues to give Garland consideration, but most said Scalia wouldn't be replaced until the next president picks a nominee.

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Republican Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says she's not surprised that people turned out to protest President Donald Trump's executive order in droves over the weekend.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Hundreds of people rallied in front of Portland City Hall Sunday morning to ask Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, to stand up to President Trump.   

Sarah Daignault of Portland said she's alarmed by Trump's cabinet nominees, and that his executive order to ban Muslim refugees goes too far.  

"It goes against everything I've ever believed that this country stood for," Daignault said. "Read the Pledge of Allegiance: Indivisible with justice and liberty for all.  We're not doing that."

WASHINGTON - It's inaugural week for President-elect Donald Trump, but there's one Republican who won't be dusting off her dancing slippers for the inaugural ball.

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is still recovering from a broken ankle she suffered in a fall on ice outside her Bangor home last month. Her office says she has a plate and eight screws in her ankle, and that she's receiving physical therapy.

Spokeswoman Annie Clark says the senator can walk with crutches but that she's been using a motorized scooter to get around the Capitol complex.

Climate activists are urging Maine’s senators to reject president-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees for the EPA, Energy, and State departments because of their ties to the oil and gas industries.

At a press conference in Portland on Monday, UNE physical oceanographer Charles Tilburg says further research is crucial to mitigate climate change that is already happening.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage took another swipe at fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, saying her refusal to endorse president-elect Donald Trump means she's "done" in Maine.

The governor, speaking on WGAN radio in Portland, responded to a question about whether he thought Collins would run for governor in 2018.

"I think Susan Collins is done in Maine," he said.  "I think her decision to go against the wishes of the Maine Republicans really cooked her goose."

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Sen. Susan Collins said she will not be casting a vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in this year's presidential election.

The Portland Press Herald reports that the moderate Republican senator made her remarks Thursday during the John F. Kennedy forum held by Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is in the national spotlight today for joining the list of prominent Republicans who say they will not support Donald Trump for president.

In the aftermath of the Orlando mass shooting, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on four gun bills this evening. All four are expected to fail amid partisan divisions But Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is working on a fifth bill designed to keep suspected terrorists from obtaining firearms that she hopes will win bipartisan support.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was a speaker at the Women's Leadership Forum held by the Edward Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

Collins outlined her rocky road to becoming Maine's senior senator. She noted that she lost a race for governor badly in 1994 before narrowly winning her first Senate race in 1996.

She told participants that women have an important role in Senate leadership. "Although it is dangerous to generalize, I believe that our life experiences tend to produce a more collaborative pragmatic and problem solving approach."

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
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AUGUSTA, Maine — For months politicians on both sides of the aisle have speculated that Republican Senator Susan Collins may have eyes on the Blaine House three years from now, when Gov. Paul LePage's second term comes to an end.

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