Comments for: Susan Collins casts 5,000th consecutive vote in Senate

Posted July 12, 2012, at 3 p.m.
Last modified July 13, 2012, at 6:17 a.m.

Sen. Susan Collins cast her 5,000th consecutive roll call vote on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, earning a round of applause and standing ovation from her Senate colleagues and speeches of praise from the chamber’s majority and minority leaders. The 5,000th consecutive vote places the Maine Republican third on the …

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  • Guest

    Ah, yes – the way life used to be…….and still should!

    http://tinyurl.com/cou2uuy 

    Congrats and thanks! Senator Collins.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares?  It is more important as to how she voted.  All she has done is straddle the hog.  Nothing memorable here.  

  • Anonymous

    I think it is a testament to her dedication and work ethic that she hasn’t missed a vote.  You have to be present & make your opinion known with every vote, and sometimes that is difficult to do.  There is a famous story of a legislator hiding in a restroom in Augusta, because that legislator couldn’t make a decision on a workers’ comp vote.  Standing up 5,000 times to be counted on behalf of Maine is an accomplishment.  Congratulations Senator Collins, and thank you!

  • Anonymous

    Imagine….. someone who goes to work everyday and does their best.  We are proud of you and the message you send to the nation about Maine people.  Keep up the good work.

  • Anonymous

    That is an awful lot of votes for Post Office names Suzie. So sad none of your few votes help poor Mainers. You represent your self and the Republican Party. Bet you can’t even remember what state you represent?

  • Anonymous

    Senator Reid said it all–“I appreciate her ability to work with us,……”as she voted with the Dems more often than not.  

    • Anonymous

      “More often than not” 

      Care to back up that statement? I bet you can’t :)

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, and procedural votes don’t count.  Let’s hear about actual legislation.

  • I worked for an American  Company that gave out service awards to it’s Employees for such dedicated service. Perfect attendance got you a year end bonus, 10 years got you a wrist watch 40 years got you a Gold Clock!

       Then it sold out to a foriegn company and the CEO made the comment “why are we paying bonuses for people to show up? We need to fire the ones that don’t. Shortly there after they packed up some machines sent them to Mexico, and laid half the work force off. An old guy about ready to retire, laughed and laughed, he said “you know for 40 + years I was the Deadbeat that used to take Time off every summer to camp with my kids”, they all remember him to this day for that , and NO he didn’t get a Gold Clock!

       Since then I have written to Susan Collins about the outsourcing of jobs, her reply was that we had to let Corporations Grow their Buisness overseas —to bring jobs back!

       So, they shipped my job to Mexico, stiffed me on my pension, and my kids ask me where was I when they where little, but I have a Company Gold wrist watch band,

    I put some treble hooks on it and store it in my fishing Tackle Box in effigy, I call it the W*#^%@ Wobbler!

  • Guest

    What did she vote on? Was it something worthwhile or making September national take a day off to gamble month?

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations, Senator Collins.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Senator Collins.  Your hard work has helped Maine time and time again.  We are lucky to have you as our senator!

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