Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Democrat • Maryland • 5th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 14 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 77 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 of 99)
- 181 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 31 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 73 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.321Referred to the Committee Nov 19, 2015 48 Views
A resolution honoring the 70th anniversary of the founding of CARE.
S.Res.317Referred to the Committee Nov 18, 2015 18 Views
A resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the opening of the American Visionary Art Museum.
S.2093Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Oct 07, 2015 3 Views
A bill to provide that the Secretary of Transportation shall have sole authority to appoint Federal Directors to the Board of Directors of the...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.316Referred to the Committee Nov 18, 2015 21 Views
A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of American Education Week.
S.Res.313Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 16, 2015 32 Views
A resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris and offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, condolences to their families, resol...
S.Res.309Message on Senate action sent Nov 06, 2015 13 Views
A resolution relative to the death of Fred Thompson, former United States Senator for the State of Tennessee.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN629: Peter William Bodde, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to LibyaAye (with party)November 19, 2015
S. 1177: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2015
On the Cloture Motion S. 1177Aye (with party)November 18, 2015
S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".
On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 23Nay (with party)November 17, 2015