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- How tall is Susan Collins?
- How much money does Susan Collins earn?
- What is Susan Collins’s net worth?
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Who is Susan Collins?
Susan Collins is an American politician who is currently serving as Maine’s senior United States Senator. She is a Republican and has been representing Maine in the Senate since 1997.
Collins is born in Caribou, Maine and started her career as a staff assistant for Senator William Cohen in 1975. She then became the staff director of the Oversight of Government Management Committee of the Committee on Government Affairs in 1981. She was appointed as director of the Small Businesses Administration’s regional office in Boston by President George H. Bush. In 1993, Collins then became a deputy state treasurer in the Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts’ office. In 1984, after moving back to Maine, she was the Republican nominee in the 1994 elections for Governor of Maine. This made her the first female nominee for a major party. However, she emerged in the third position with 23% of the votes. Collins later became the founding director of Husson University’s Center for Family Business in Bangor, Maine.
Collins worked as William Cohen’s legislative assistant from 1975 to 1987. Between 1981 and 1987, she also served as staff director of the Oversight of Government Management Subcommittee on the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She then joined the cabinet of Government John R. McKernan Jr in 1987 as Commissioner of the Professional and Financial Regulation. In 1992, she became the New England regional director for Small Business Administration after being appointed by President George W. Bush. Collins served in the position until the election of Bill Clinton in 1992 and then moved to Massachusetts to become Deputy State Treasurer working under Loe Malone in 1993. On returning to Maine, she won an eight-way Republican primary in 1994 during the run for governor. She, however, lost in the general elections with 23%.
United States Senate
In 1996, Collins got elected to the U.S Senate where she claimed during her campaign that she would only serve for two terms. She then got reelected in 2002 defeating State Senator Chillie Pingree. Then she also got reelected in 2008, 2014 and in 2020. Collins is considered as a centrist member of the Republican Party and an important player in the U.S Senate. She used to receive endorsements from the Human Rights Campaign which is a big LGBT rights organization until 2020. Collins also gave significant support to John McCain in the 2008 presidential elections. In 2013, she became the state’s senior senator after Snowe vacated the senate and was replaced by Angus King.
Tenure in office
In the 90s, Collins was a big participant in the U.S Senate’s impeachment trial of Bill Clinton. In May 1997, Collins mentioned in an interview that of her support for a proposal by Tom Daschle on the ban of abortion after the fetus was able to survive outside the womb. Later in 2001, she came up with a measure that enabled the U.S Secretary of Education to grant waivers that would exempt reservists and members of the National Guard from making student loan payments during active duty. It would also give the same privileges to victims and families of those affected by the September 11 attacks. In December 2001, the Senate passed the bill.
Collins was also one of the major sponsors of legislation that facilitated the creation of a new post of Director of National Intelligence that would oversee budgets and assets of the spy agencies. Both the House and the Senate passed the bill which Collins stated to be the most difficult to bring forward. In 2005, she was one of the 14 senators to form a compromise on the use of the judicial filibuster by the Democratic party. Collins also wrote the safe Treatments and Opportunities to Prevent Pain Act in 2106. The act intended to encourage the National Institutes of Health to extend its research into opioid therapy alternatives for managing pain. She also authored the Infant Plan of Safe Care Act which ensured safe care plans fro infants who were dependent on drugs before discharge from the hospital.
Fourth and Fifth Term
Collins also authored two bills which were part of the Opioid Crisis Response Act which was aimed at preventing the shipping of opioids through the U.S postal service in September 2018. She was also one of the five senators who sponsored the legislation that authorized the Treasury to mint coins honouring the late George W. Bush and Barbara Bush which was under the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005. Collins also participated in the certification of the U.S Electoral College Count in 2021 at which the storming of the U.S Capitol happened.
How Old is Susan Collins?
Collins was born on December 7, 2003, in Caribou, Maine making her currently 68 years old.
Susan Collins’s Family
Who are Susan Collins’s parents?
Collin’s parents are Donald F. Collins and Patricia Collins. They both served as mayors in Caribou. His father was a world war II veteran who also served in Maine Legislature, one term in the House and four in the Senate.
Does Susan Collins have siblings?
Collins is one of six children whose names are Kathleen Wiesendanger, Nancy Collins, Michael Collins, Sam Collins and Gregg Collins.
Susan Collins’s Education
Collins studied at Caribou High School where she was the president of the student council. She then attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York and graduated in 1975 from St. Lawrence manga cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in government.
Susan Collins’s Husband
Collins married Thomas Daffron who is a lobbyist and worked at Jefferson Consulting Group in Washington, D.C. as chief operating officer. They have been married since August 11, 2012.
Susan Collins’s Children – Kids
Collins does not have any children.
Susan Collins’s Net Worth
Collins has an estimated net worth of $3.7 million.
Collins is 5 ft 4 inches tall and weighs about 132 pounds. He has dark brown eyes and brown hair.