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The Players - Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine

Jun 03, 2009

SEN. OLYMPIA SNOWE, R-MAINE
MEMBER, SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE

Date of Birth: Feb. 21, 1947.

Education: B.A., University of Maine.

Career Path: Snowe served 16 years in the U.S. House before being elected to the Senate in 1994.

Role in Health Care Reform, 1993-1994: None.

Why She’s a Player Now: Sen. Snowe is the only Republican lawmaker thus far to vote yes for a health-overhaul bill.  Democrats courting her for months because of her moderate leanings, but an affirmative vote on final legislation is still up in the air.  Snowe supports a "public option trigger," which is not currently in Senate legislation.

Quote: "My vote today is my vote today. It doesn't forecast what my vote will be tomorrow." (Oct. 13, 2009)

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