Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Democrat • Maryland • 10th Term • Sworn In 1977
- 15 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 73 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 22 of 100)
- 155 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 58 of 100) 2 Made Into Law (Ranks 25 of 100)
Mikulski was born July 20, 1936 in Baltimore, Maryland. After graduating from Mount St. Agnes College (now a part of the Loyola College in Maryland), she obtained her Master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland, College Park. She worked as a social worker for Catholic charities and Baltimore's Department of Social Services, helping at-risk children and educating seniors about the Medicare program. Mikulkski became an activist social worker when she heard about plans to build a 16 lane highway through Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood. She helped organize communities on both sides of the city and stopped the construction of the road, saving Fells Point (now one of Baltimore's most popular neighborhoods) and Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Her activism led to a positive reputation and a seat on the Baltimore City Council in 1971. In 1974 she ran for the U.S. Senate for the first time, but was defeated by the Republican incumbent, Charles Mathias, Jr. In 1976, she ran for the House of Representatives representing the third district of Maryland, winning 76% of the vote. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.Res.420Referred to the Committee Apr 10, 2014 16 Views
A resolution designating the week of October 6 through October 12, 2014, as "Naturopathic Medicine Week" to recognize the value of naturopathi...
S.2199 - Paycheck Fairness ActMotion by Senator Reid Apr 09, 2014 199 Views
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages o...
S.Res.221Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Sep 10, 2013 7 Views
A resolution designating the week of October 7 through October 13, 2013, as "Naturopathic Medicine Week" to recognize the value of naturopathi...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2250Read twice and referred Apr 10, 2014 23 Views
A bill to extend the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, and for other purposes.
S.2223 - Minimum Wage Fairness ActMotion to proceed to consideration Apr 10, 2014 46 Views
A bill to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend increased expensing lim...
S.Res.407Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Mar 31, 2014 26 Views
A resolution honoring former Senator and Rear Admiral Jeremiah Andrew Denton, Jr.
Recent Voting History
On the Motion for Attendance PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitAye (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1182: Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitAye (with party)April 10, 2014
On the Nomination PN1063: Terrell McSweeny, of the District of Columbia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of seven years from September 26, 2010Aye (with party)April 09, 2014