Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Democrat • Maryland • 5th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 11 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 81 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 11 of 100)
- 121 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 49 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 59 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.1975 - Sewall-Belmont House Act of 2015Read twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 12 Views
A bill to establish the Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site as a unit of the National Park System, and for other purposes.
S.Res.242Referred to the Committee Aug 05, 2015 53 Views
A resolution celebrating 25 years of success from the Office of Research on Women's Health at the National Institutes of Health.
S.1926 - PALS ActRead twice and referred Aug 04, 2015 4 Views
A bill to ensure access to screening mammography services.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1980 - Alice Paul Congressional Gold Medal ActRead twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 10 Views
A bill to posthumously award a Congressional gold medal to Alice Paul, in recognition of her role in the women's suffrage movement and in adva...
S.Res.246Referred to the Committee Aug 05, 2015 28 Views
A resolution commemorating 80 years since the creation of Social Security.
S.1918 - Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large (CECIL) Animal Trophies ActRead twice and referred Aug 03, 2015 3 Views
A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to extend the import- and export-related provision of that Act to species proposed for list...
Recent Voting History
S. 1881: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1881Nay (with party)August 03, 2015
H.R. 3236: Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3236Aye (with party)July 30, 2015
H.R. 22: Transportation Funding Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 22Aye (with party)July 30, 2015