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Susan Collins' Voting Records on Issue: Religion


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National Key Votes

Bill No. S 3744
Outcome Introduced - Senate
Date 05/14/2020
Bill No. PN 1341
Outcome Confirmation Vote - Nomination Confirmed - Senate (50 - 49)
Date 01/24/2018
Bill No. PN 1341
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Invoked - Senate (50 - 49)
Date 01/24/2018
Bill No. S 815
Outcome Passage - Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 32)
Date 11/07/2013
Bill No. S Amdt 2013
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (43 - 55)
Date 11/07/2013
Bill No. S 815
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Invoked - Senate (61 - 30)
Date 11/04/2013
Bill No. S 815
Outcome Introduced - Senate
Date 04/25/2013
Bill No. S Amdt 1520
Outcome Tabling Vote - Amendment Tabled - Senate (51 - 48)
Date 03/01/2012
Bill No. S Amdt 351
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Adopted - Senate (85 - 13)
Date 05/18/1999