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Analysis: Collins Is Most Likely to Work Across Side

The Lugar Center says this is the third time Collins was the most bipartisan senator based on its ranking system

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    Analysis: Collins Is Most Likely to Work Across Side
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    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) talks to reporters as she heads to the U.S. Capitol for the weekly Republican policy luncheon March 05, 2019 in Washington, DC. With the support of at least four Republicans, including Collins, the Senate seems poised to approve a resolution of disapproval on President Donald Trump's use of a national emergency declaration to secure the money he wants to build a border wall on the southern border. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Democrats say Republican Sen. Susan Collins tows the party line too often. But a Georgetown University think tank says she's the most likely to work across party lines.

    The Lugar Center says this is the third time Collins was the most bipartisan senator based on its ranking system. Maria Cancian, dean of Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy, said Congress seems more polarized than ever before, but the analysis "points to more cooperation.''

    The index measures how often a lawmaker introduces bills that attract co-sponsors from across the aisle, and how often a lawmaker signs onto bills from the other party.

    Collins has long talked about the need for Republican and Democratic lawmakers to work together. She was named an honorary chairwoman of the bipartisan group "No Labels'' in 2017.

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