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

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsGOP senators pitch alternatives after House pulls ObamaCare repeal bill Five takeaways from Labor pick’s confirmation hearing ObamaCare repeal faces last obstacle before House vote 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.