Susan Collins

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. [more…]

Republican senator wants Democrats to testify on Trump dossier

Republican senator wants Democrats to testify on Trump dossier

Published 29/10/2017

U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a Republican member of the Intelligence Committee, said Democrats should be called again to testify about reports that their party and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign paid for parts of a dossier that detailed accusations about President Donald Trump's ties to Russia. [more…]

Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

Senate Republicans gain moment on tax reform budget measure

Published 17/10/2017

U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday gained crucial support for a vote on a budget resolution that is vital to President Donald Trump's hopes of signing sweeping tax reform legislation into law before January. [more…]

Republican bill to repeal Obamacare teeters on edge of collapse

Republican bill to repeal Obamacare teeters on edge of collapse

Published 25/09/2017

The latest Republican effort to repeal former U.S. President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law faced possible defeat this week as several senators in the party voiced concerns about the bill under consideration. [more…]

U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

U.S. Senate opposition to Obamacare repeal bill grows

Published 24/09/2017

A proposal by U.S. Republicans to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance program suffered serious new setbacks within the party on Sunday, when Senator Ted Cruz expressed his opposition and Senator Susan Collins dug in with strong criticism of the legislation. [more…]

Eight to 10 Republicans have concerns on healthcare bill: Collins

Eight to 10 Republicans have concerns on healthcare bill: Collins

Published 16/07/2017

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) talks to reporters as she leaves a meeting of the Senate Republican caucus to unveiling of Senate Republicans' revamped proposal to replace Obamacare health care legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. July 13, 2017.

Eight to 10 Republican U.S. senators have serious concerns about Republican healthcare legislation to roll back Obamacare, moderate Republican Senator Susan Collins, who opposes the bill, said on Sunday.

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Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later

Published 01/07/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump listens as South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a statement from the Rose Garden after meetings at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation.

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Key Republican Collins has `serious concerns` on healthcare bill

Key Republican Collins has `serious concerns` on healthcare bill

Published 26/06/2017

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to reporters after Senate Republicans unveiled their version of legislation that would replace Obamacare on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Senate's healthcare overhaul and does not think it will be able to pass this week.

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Factbox: Where Republican U.S. senators stand on healthcare bill

Factbox: Where Republican U.S. senators stand on healthcare bill

Published 24/06/2017

U.S. Senate Republicans' legislation to overhaul Obamacare hit roadblocks almost as soon as it was unveiled: opposition from all 48 Democratic and independent senators and four conservative Republican lawmakers, as well as skepticism from several other Republicans.

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Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill, but fate uncertain

Published 23/06/2017

U.S. Capitol is seen after the House approved a bill to repeal major parts of Obamacare and replace it with a Republican healthcare plan in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled legislation that would replace Obamacare with a plan that scales back aid to the poor and kills a tax on the wealthy, but the bill's fate was quickly thrown into question as several senators voiced skepticism.

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