Republican Sen. Susan Collins cast her 7,000th vote on the Senate floor Tuesday, having never missed a roll call vote since joining the Senate in 1997.
Collins’ Maine colleague, independent Sen. Angus King, offered her a rose following the vote to celebrate the milestone and pay tribute to one of their Senate predecessors, former Maine Sen. Margaret Chase Smith. Chase Smith also had a consecutive vote streak until missing votes due to surgery. She was known for wearing a red rose.
Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call on your iPhone.