As a legislator, Gideon worked on health care issues, including co-sponsoring bills in recent years to codify parts of the Affordable Care Act into Maine law, allow more medical providers to perform abortions and cap the cost of insulin for individuals with private insurance. arget="_blank"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">, Contact Susan Collins (Jun 2008), Improve educational assistance for veterans. Sanders acknowledged that his plan would likely cost more than $30 trillion over a decade, though he argued this was cheaper than private insurance coverage over the same period. (Jan 2007), Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Apr 2013), Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate. The law, however, is still in jeopardy because of a 2017 Republican tax bill. (Jul 2000), Voted YES on across-the-board spending cut. (Oct 2016), Focuses on seniority & forging bipartisan solutions. (May 2002), Voted NO on killing a bill for trade sanctions if China sells weapons. (Apr 1998), Implement socially fair, broad-based tax cuts. (Jan 2017), Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Jul 2002), Maintain role of women in armed forces in Iraq. (Mar 1999), Voted YES on military pay raise of 4.8%. (May 2013), Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Jun 2007), Voted YES on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. Multi-year increase for NIH funding for biomedical research. (May 1998), Voted NO on limit welfare for immigrants. (Jul 2000), Voted YES on confirming of Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court. (Oct 2008), Voted YES on enlarging NATO to include Eastern Europe. (May 2002), EPA must do better on mercury clean-up. (Mar 2004), Sign on to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. (Apr 2011), Medical marijuana ok; but no marijuana banking. (Apr 1998), Voted YES on $17.9 billion to IMF. (Oct 1997), Voted YES on banning chemical weapons. (Feb 2020), Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Mar 2007), Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet. (Aug 2007), Voted NO on limiting soldiers' deployment to 12 months. Collins and her opponents in the 2020 election — House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, and independents Max Linn of Bar Harbor and Lisa Savage of Solon — agree on lowering drug prices, but deeply differ on how to expand coverage. (Jun 2003), Voted YES on allowing reimportation of Rx drugs from Canada. The Supreme Court will hear a landmark case on that after the election. Susan Collins. Throughout her time in the Senate, Senator Collins has consistently supported programs to expand access to and improve the health care system, particularly for citizens living in rural areas. (Oct 2005), Voted YES on shifting $11B from corporate tax loopholes to education. (Oct 1997), Subject independent 527s to rules for political committees. (Mar 1998), Voted NO on ending special funding for minority & women-owned business. (Mar 2007), Voted NO on preserving habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees. (Mar 1998), Voted NO on reducing funds for road-building in National Forests. (May 2007), Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2005), Voted YES on confirming Gale Norton as Secretary of Interior. (Apr 1998), Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives. (Apr 2008), Voted NO on requiring FISA court warrant to monitor US-to-foreign calls. (May 2002), Limit interstate class-action lawsuits to federal courts . (Nov 2000), Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (May 2002), Support telemedicine for underserved areas. (Jan 2007), Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms. (Sep 2003), Voted YES on Internet sales tax moratorium. (Jul 2005), Sponsored bill for Iraq budget to be part of defense budget. (Jul 2007), Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 1999), Voted YES on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. 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), our “citizen’s agenda” model of political coverage, How to watch the first Maine US Senate debate tonight, a 2014 single-payer health insurance bill, have generally been skeptical of the Lancet study, Screw found in pizza from Saco restaurant, Sara Gideon leads Susan Collins by 7 points in new Maine poll, Infant dies after fall from horse-drawn buggy, Queen City Cinema Club in Bangor reopens with new menu and retro-style arcade, Brewer school board candidate was fired as a jail guard for sexual harassment, Winterport golf course sold, shut down for good, Another Mainer dies as 31 new cases of coronavirus are reported in Maine, Proudly powered by Newspack by Automattic.
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