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Sen. Susan Collins questions Mark Sullivan, director of the United States Secret Service, about the actions of Secret Service agents during a hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs at the Dirksen Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Sen. Collins said she is not convinced that this was an isolated incident and is concerned that the fact agents gave their real names when checking in to hotels is indicative of the fact that they were not concerned about repercussions. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, introduced the amendment to block the U.S. Department of Agriculture from limiting potatoes or other vegetables in school lunches. She cited additional costs on school districts that would result. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Susan Collins, Republican from Maine, is among members of Congress who want local jurisdictions to have freedom in school lunch decisions. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, and Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, members of the Homeland Security Committee, were part of the debate Monday on presidential powers in the even of a cyber-attack on vital systems. (Associated Press)

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Sens. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, and Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, want information on federal grant funding of counterterrorism training and the standards that training has to meet to qualify for funding. (Associated Press)

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REPORT: Sens. Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins say that the Fort Hood massacre should have been prevented. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Susan Collins speaks as Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman looks on during a news conference about the passage of the "don't ask, don't tell" bill on Capitol Hill on Saturday. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. Susan Collins appear at a news conference after the defeat of a cloture motion of the Defense Authorization Bill containing repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" provision on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Connecticut Independent, accompanied by Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, speaks Thursday during a news conference on Capitol Hill following the defeat of a cloture motion of the Defense Authorization Bill containing repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell"' provision. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Sen. Susan Collins

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Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, voted against advancing the bill that would have repealed "don't ask, don't tell" because Democrats would not agree to extend debate so that her GOP colleagues could weigh in on other issues. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, planned to vote against advancing the bill that would have repealed "don't ask, don't tell" unless Democrats agreed to extend debate so that her colleagues could weigh in on other issues. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Associated Press Democrats are hoping to win the votes of Sens. Olympia J. Snowe (left) and Susan Collins, Maine Republicans, to pass a $26 billion spending measure that would help states and local school boards.

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Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME, (L) speaks with a reporter after voting yes on a cloture vote on the financial reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 15, 2010. The vote passed which allows a final vote on passage of the bill later today. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

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**FILE** Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican