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The vote was on a motion to table a tax-deduction amendment on the Smalll Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act (S. 2237).

Both Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe Memo: Trump pulls off a stone-cold stunner The Memo: Ending DACA a risky move for Trump Manchin pressed from both sides in reelection fight MORE (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate passes 0B defense bill Overnight Health Care: New GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (R-Ky.) praised Collins after the vote.

"Sen. Collins is actually in quite elite company. Recently she passed Sen. [Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.)] and is now third all time behind Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyGrassley: 'Good chance' Senate panel will consider bills to protect Mueller Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention MORE and the late Bill Proxmire from Wisconsin," McConnell said. "So on behalf of the entire Senate I want to congratulate Sen. Collins on this great achievement."

Reid came to the floor after McConnell to praise Collins.

"This is a remarkable accomplishment," Reid said. "And I hope I don't get her in trouble with her colleagues, but I really like her. I appreciate her ability to work with us — with everybody. She is somebody who you never has to guess where she stands on an issue and I admire and appreciate her so much for that."

Collins did not speak about her milestone vote.