Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Democrat • Maryland • 5th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 20 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 74 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 31 of 100)
- 210 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 53 of 100) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 51 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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- Senate Committee on Appropriations
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- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.Res.513Resolution agreed to in Senate Jul 31, 2014 3 Views
A resolution honoring the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
S.2648 - Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2014Motion to proceed to consideration Jul 31, 2014 16 Views
A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.
S.Res.509Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Jul 21, 2014 1 Views
A resolution honoring the extraordinary and courageous life of Mattie Stepanek.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2789Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Sep 10, 2014 15 Views
A bill to amend part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to provide full Federal funding of such part.
S.2790Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Sep 10, 2014 10 Views
A bill to amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to permit a prevailing party in an action or proceeding brought to enforce the...
S.Res.539Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Sep 09, 2014 42 Views
A resolution relative to the death of James M. Jeffords, former United States Senator for the State of Vermont.
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1931: Stephen G. Burns, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June 30, 2019Aye (with party)September 15, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1930: Jeffery Martin Baran, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2015Aye (with party)September 15, 2014
S. 2199: Paycheck Fairness Act
On the Cloture Motion S. 2199Aye (with party)September 15, 2014