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Susan Collins' Voting Records on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

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Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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National Key Votes

Bill No. S 2093
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (50 - 50)
Date 06/22/2021
Bill No. S 937
Outcome Passage - Bill Passed - Senate (94 - 1)
Date 04/22/2021
Bill No. S 475
Outcome Introduced - Senate
Date 02/25/2021
Bill No. S 3744
Outcome Introduced - Senate
Date 05/14/2020
Bill No. S 2163
Outcome Introduced - Senate
Date 07/18/2019
Bill No. HR 1865
Outcome Passage - Bill Passed - Senate (97 - 2)
Date 03/21/2018
Bill No. S Amdt 1948
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 45)
Date 02/15/2018
Bill No. S Amdt 1955
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (52 - 47)
Date 02/15/2018
Bill No. S Amdt 1958
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 45)
Date 02/15/2018
Bill No. S Amdt 1959
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (39 - 60)
Date 02/15/2018
Bill No. S 139
Outcome Concurrence Vote - Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (65 - 34)
Date 01/18/2018
Bill No. S 2685
Outcome Cloture Vote - Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (58 - 42)
Date 11/18/2014
Bill No. S Amdt 2175
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (52 - 46)
Date 11/19/2013
Bill No. HR 5949
Outcome Passage - Bill Passed - Senate (73 - 23)
Date 12/28/2012
Bill No. Treaty Doc. 112-7
Outcome Passage - Treaty Ratification Failed - Senate (61 - 38)
Date 12/04/2012
Bill No. S Amdt 3018
Outcome Passage - Amendment Adopted - Senate (67 - 29)
Date 11/29/2012
Bill No. S Amdt 3245
Outcome Passage - Amendment Adopted - Senate (54 - 41)
Date 11/29/2012
Bill No. HR 1540
Outcome Conference Report Vote - Conference Report Adopted - Senate (86 - 13)
Date 12/15/2011
Bill No. S Amdt 1125
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Date 12/01/2011
Bill No. S Amdt 1126
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (45 - 55)
Date 12/01/2011
Bill No. S Amdt 1274
Outcome Amendment Vote - Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 59)
Date 12/01/2011
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