Her vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and her vote for a 2017 Republican tax cut package are two significant examples. document.write(new Date().getFullYear()); But Heye warned that by breaking with Trump, Collins is risking losing the president’s voters without an obvious uptick in support on the other side of the Supreme Court fight. The former, believe it or not, was more fun than the latter. Put another … Paying more attention to Maine’s Senate race? In this role, she would continue to ensure federal funding for vital Maine projects, including alternative energy development, transportation infrastructure and health care, including opioid addiction. In 2014, Collins carried more of Maine than Trump did in 2016 — 68.5 percent compared to 44.9 percent. Samuel Corum/Getty Images. That was back in December. GOP senators say they trust Collins to balance the politics of her state with an explosive national fight that touches on live wires that run through both parties. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 requires PDGM to be budget neutral. Click here for the terms and conditions and privacy policy. 68 Sewall Street, Room 507Augusta, ME 04330 Main: (207) 622-8414Serving: Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Somerset Counties Get Directions, 202 Harlow Street, Room 20100Bangor, ME 04401Main: (207) 945-0417Serving: Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, Washington CountiesGet Directions, 160 Main StreetBiddeford, ME 04005 Main: (207) 283-1101Serving: York CountyGet Directions, 25 Sweden Street, Suite ACaribou, ME 04736 Main: (207) 493-7873Serving: Aroostook CountyGet Directions, 55 Lisbon StreetLewiston, ME 04240 Main: (207) 784-6969Serving: Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford CountiesGet Directions, One Canal PlazaSuite 802Portland, ME 04101 Main: (207) 780-3575Serving: Cumberland, Sagadahoc CountiesGet Directions, 413 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510Main: (202)224-2523Fax: (202)224-2693Get Directions, Senator Collins Visits Wabanaki Public Health in Bangor, Senator Collins Visits CES Inc. in Bangor, Senator Collins Welcomes Falmouth Natives to Her Portland Office, Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $11.1 Million to Protect Victims and Prevent Crime in Maine. In a recent example of her willingness to buck her party leadership and to make the right decision, Collins is one of only two Republican senators who said they would oppose a Supreme Court nominee from Donald Trump before the November election. ', Five takeaways from Barrett's Supreme Court grilling, Harris raises alarm on abortion rights while grilling Barrett, Notre Dame faculty in open letter ask Barrett to 'halt' nomination process, Graham holds 6-point lead in Senate race: poll, Barrett refuses to say if she would recuse herself from election-related cases, The abortion battle is set to get worse, regardless of who replaces RBG, On The Money: Pelosi, citing 'leverage' over Trump, holds strong to .2T in COVID-19 aid | McConnell to force vote on 'targeted' relief bill next week | Trump again asks court to shield tax records, Overnight Health Care: Barrett says she's 'not hostile' toward Affordable Care Act | Nominee says she doesn't classify Roe v Wade as 'superprecedent' | Eli Lilly pauses study of COVID-19 treatment over safety concerns, Barrett declines to say if Trump can pardon himself, McConnell challenger dodges court packing question, Protesters arrested on first day of Barrett hearings, Only William Barr stands between Trump and the end of democracy in America, Texas county says more than 95 percent of eligible voters are registered for this election, Pro-Trump campaign ad uses stock footage from Russia, Belarus, McConnell: Coronavirus relief deal unlikely before election, GOP anxiety grows over Trump political roller coaster, Hillicon Valley: Senate panel votes to subpoena Big Tech executives | Amazon says over 19,000 workers tested positive for COVID-19 | Democrats demand DHS release report warning of election interference, HuffPost reporter: Trump hasn't held to anti-establishment ideas from 2016. MORE’s Supreme Court nominee before Election Day.

“The Supreme Court has already played an outsized role in the Maine Senate race, and the last thing Collins needed was this issue at the forefront again following her controversial 2018 vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh,” The Cook Political Report’s Jessica Taylor wrote about the impact the vacancy could have on the Senate races. The increasing political polarization and dysfunction in Washington, D.C., is disheartening to most Americans. Speaking of opioid issues - there’s a new false Gideon ad, and it’s pre-fact-checked for you... Gideon keeps saying one thing, and doing another. The death of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgFive takeaways from Barrett's Supreme Court grilling Harris raises alarm on abortion rights while grilling Barrett Notre Dame faculty in open letter ask Barrett to 'halt' nomination process MORE has thrown a wild card into the battle for control of the Senate, and poured fuel onto what was already a contentious issue in Maine: Collins’s votes on Trump’s judicial nominees, especially her support for Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGraham holds 6-point lead in Senate race: poll Barrett refuses to say if she would recuse herself from election-related cases The abortion battle is set to get worse, regardless of who replaces RBG MORE’s confirmation in 2018. On the heels of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) taking effect, the in-home care market is forging a new path ahead in 2020. And, she deserves to be reelected. On Friday, PQHH expressed its appreciation for Collins and other lawmakers speaking out on this issue in a release. Meanwhile, Susan is promising that if reelected, she will do everyone’s windows in Maine as… That is a shame. With a potential Democratic White House, we envision many more opportunities for similar compromises to move forward with needed legislation on health care, energy, the environment and many other issues. Late Tuesday night, Trump said the negotiations should continue. And, she deserves to be reelected. Put another way, she deserves your first-place ranking in this election, the first U.S. Senate race to be decided by ranked-choice voting.

Collins is poised to either chair the powerful Appropriations Committee or be its ranking member, depending on whether Republicans or Democrats control the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Pelosi, citing 'leverage' over Trump, holds strong to .2T in COVID-19 aid | McConnell to force vote on 'targeted' relief bill next week | Trump again asks court to shield tax records Overnight Health Care: Barrett says she's 'not hostile' toward Affordable Care Act | Nominee says she doesn't classify Roe v Wade as 'superprecedent' | Eli Lilly pauses study of COVID-19 treatment over safety concerns Barrett declines to say if Trump can pardon himself MORE (R-Ky.) hasn’t announced when the chamber plans to vote on Trump’s forthcoming pick, but Republicans appear increasingly eager to finish the confirmation process before Nov. 3. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), reducing poverty while growing the state’s workforce, 47 new cases of coronavirus reported in Maine, Hiker found dead on Katahdin summit identified, 26 new cases of coronavirus reported in Maine, Sanford family reported metal in pizza dough to Hannaford more than a month before recall, An offshore Maine community just had its first baby born since 1927, Maine town apologizes after criticizing anonymous hiker who fixed bridge along its trail, Hair loss, memory problems, strange rashes: COVID-19 patients report a litany of symptoms that persist for months, Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries. But she’s had it with Sara Gideon. The funny story above is a satire or parody. Collins is walking a political tightrope. At 67.5 percent, Collins votes with Trump less than any other GOP senator, according to the political data website FiveThirtyEight. By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive calls and texts, including automated calls and texts, to that number. Gov. That analysis, which was conducted by health economics and policy consulting firm Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, found that the behavioral adjustment was at the root of the underspending issue.

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