Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Susan Collins

Sen. Susan Collins

Republican, Maine
Office 202-224-2523 | @SenatorCollins | Facebook

B

Grade

2

Votes for Children

25

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

1

Action Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Collins represents a state with a child poverty rate of 14.5 percent. 6.2 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 18.5 percent are food insecure, and 5.5 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Collins has taken 2 votes that would help the children in her state. She has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 25 bills to help children. Sen. Collins has taken 1 action in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 800 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Collins has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted against H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1119 the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1181 the Help Grandfamilies Prevent Child Abuse Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1246 the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1258 the Tobacco to 21 Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1583 the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1703 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1908 the Summer Meals Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1918 the Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1960 the Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2160 the CO ALERTS Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2358 the Wise Investment in Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2373 the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2587 the Continuation Of Useful Resources To States Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2777 the Family First Transition Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2801 the A bill to strengthen the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness..

  • co-sponsored S.2916 the Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.303 the GEAR UP for Success Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.317 the ACE Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3923 the Emergency Family Stabilization Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4071 the American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4495 the Automatic Cash Assistance Act.

  • co-sponsored S.655 the SAFE Kids Act.

  • co-sponsored S.7 the Extreme Risk Protection Order and Violence Prevention Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.749 the PACE Act.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

    For more information on the methodology of this report card visit this page.

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