Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Democrat • Maryland • 5th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 20 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 69 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 29 of 100)
- 196 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 54 of 100) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 36 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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- Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
- Department of Defense
- Department of Homeland Security
- Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
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- Energy and Water Development
- Financial Services and General Government
- Legislative Branch
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- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Children and Families
- Primary Health and Aging
- Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.Res.513Referred to the Committee Jul 23, 2014 7 Views
A resolution honoring the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
S.2648Read the second time Jul 24, 2014 6 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 13 Views
A resolution honoring the extraordinary and courageous life of Mattie Stepanek.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.521Referred to the Committee Jul 24, 2014 5 Views
A resolution designating July 26, 2014, as "United States Intelligence Professionals Day".
S.Res.505Referred to the Committee Jul 17, 2014 17 Views
A resolution congratulating the Gay, Lesbian, and Allies Senate Staff (GLASS) Caucus association on the 10-year anniversary of the association.
S.Res.503Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Jul 16, 2014 18 Views
A resolution designating September 2014 as "National Child Awareness Month" to promote awareness of charities benefitting children and youth-s...
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1696: Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth CircuitAye (with party)July 24, 2014
S. 2569: Bring Jobs Home Act
On the Cloture Motion S. 2569Aye (with party)July 23, 2014
On the Nomination PN1516: John W. deGravelles, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of LouisianaAye (with party)July 22, 2014