Retiring Sen. Herb Kohl 
to Susan Collins: 
‘I’ll still let you know’ 
about discounts

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand FCC to officially rescind net neutrality rules on Thursday MORE (R-Maine) will miss Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) when he retires next year.

But luckily for her, she won’t have to miss any markdowns at Kohl’s eponymous department store.

Collins approached Kohl outside the Senate floor Tuesday as they made their way to their respective party lunches. “I am so sorry to hear you are leaving,” Collins said, hugging Kohl.

“Don’t worry,” he replied, “I’ll still let you know when we are having sales.”

Collins laughed.

Both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Collins and Kohl have served together since the Maine Republican arrived in Washington in 1997.

Kohl sold the department stores that bear his family name in 1979, but he still owns the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.

ITK hopes that means free tickets for his former Senate colleagues after he retires.