Collins: 'I just felt that I couldn't walk away' from Senate

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said Sunday she decided against running for governor of Maine next year because she felt there was still an important role for her to play in the Senate.

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Maine supreme court rejects GOP governor's attempt to slow Medicaid expansion

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Jul 7

Maine governor vetoes bill that would ban conversion therapy

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Paul LePage argues bill was overly broad and a threat to religious liberty.

Jul 7

Maine governor vetoes medical marijuana bill

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Jul 3

Maine governor vetoes bill with funding to fight lead poisoning

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May 15

Missouri governor becomes thorn in GOP’s Senate hopes

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The legal and political challenges to Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens's (R) once-promising rise through the ranks have now become a broader problem for Republicans across the Show Me State.

May 2

Maine House overturns governor's veto of marijuana bill

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The Maine House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override Gov. Paul LePage's (R) veto of a measure to allow the commercial sale of marijuana in the state.The House overrode the veto with a 10...

Apr 18

Maine lawmakers believe they can override governor's veto on marijuana bill

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Lawmakers in Maine are confident they have the votes to override a likely veto by Gov. Paul LePage (R) on a bill legalizing recreational marijuana.The state Senate on Tuesday passed the bill in a concurrence vote b...

Dec 3

GOP Sen. defends time to read Senate tax bill before vote

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) on Sunday defended the process by which Republicans passed the GOP tax reform bill through the Senate, after the caucus faced criticism for sending the legislation to a vote despite a series of las...

Nov 30

Overnight Finance: Senate votes to begin debate on tax bill | Trump opens GOP eyes on reform | Republicans could punt funding


Senate GOP votes to begin debate on tax bill: The Senate voted to begin debate on its tax cut bill Wednesday, edging Republicans closer to their first major legislative victory under President Trump as they seek to finish the chamber's…

Nov 15

Sen. Johnson first Republican opposed to tax bill

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Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said on Wednesday that he will not support the Senate GOP tax plan, becoming the first GOP senator to say he will oppose the proposal.“If they can pass it without me, let them,” Johnson told The Wall Street...

Nov 10

Read Senate GOP's tax bill

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Senate Republicans unveiled their own tax cut bill on Thursday.The bill breaks with both House Republicans and President Trump by delaying corporate tax cuts by one year and by repealing the deduction on state and local taxes.Sen. Orrin…

Aug 24

Maine’s GOP governor: Collins ‘unlikely’ to win gubernatorial primary

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) says Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) would be "highly unlikely" to win the GOP gubernatorial primary if she decides to run for governor."I will say this right away. I do firmly believe deep...

Jul 19

House Republican: Senate GOP 'failed the American people'

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A top member of the House GOP whip team unleashed on Senate Republicans Wednesday for failing to advance legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare, saying that his colleagues have "failed the American people.""Th...

Jul 10

GOP Senate candidate: Moderate Republicans are blocking the wall

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), a current candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on Monday argued that the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has not been constructed due to entrenched special inter...

Jun 29

Pence visits Senate Republicans in push for healthcare bill

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Vice President Pence met with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill Thursday in an effort to unify the conference on the GOP's ObamaCare repeal and replacement bill."Back at the Capitol this afternoon meeting with sev...

Jun 25

Senate Republicans reluctant to rush vote on healthcare bill

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Senate Republicans on Sunday indicated resistance to rushing a vote on the GOP proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare before the July 4 recess.Lawmakers said they need more time to analyze and amend the bill. Sen...

May 9

No. 2 Republican: Senate will pass healthcare bill this year

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) pledged Tuesday that the Senate will pass a bill repealing and replacing ObamaCare this year.Senators have been cautious not to submit themselves to an exact timeframe in th...

May 4

No. 2 Senate Republican: 'No timeline' on ObamaCare replacement bill

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Republicans sidestepped giving a specific timeline for when they could pass a bill.

Apr 11

Republican Sen. Collins considering run for Maine governor in 2018

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Collins told a local radio station that it's a "hard decision."

Feb 27

Senate's No. 2 Republican pushing gun bill

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Gun owners could carry their firearms across state lines without risking jail time under new legislation from the Senate’s No. 2 Republican.Currently, gun owners who are permitted to carry firearms in their home state face difficulties…