Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Democrat • Maryland • 5th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 5 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 77 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
- 59 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 60 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
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.862 - Paycheck Fairness ActRead twice and referred Mar 25, 2015 11 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.789 - Dorothy I. Height and Whitney M. Young, Jr., Social Work Reinvestment ActRead twice and referred Mar 18, 2015 4 Views
A bill to establish the Social Work Reinvestment Commission to provide independent counsel to Congress and the Secretary of Health and Human S...
S.412 - Schools Utilizing Comprehensive and Community Engagement for Success ActRead twice and referred Feb 09, 2015 3 Views
A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to encourage and support parent, family, and community involvement in schoo...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1076Read twice and referred Apr 23, 2015 13 Views
A bill to require mobile service providers and smartphone manufacturers to give consumers the ability to remotely delete data from smartphones...
S.Res.146Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Apr 22, 2015 22 Views
A resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of April 13 through April 17, 2015, as "National Assistant Principals Week".
S.1042Read twice and referred Apr 22, 2015 6 Views
A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf ...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
On the Cloture Motion PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
S. 178: Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill S. 178Aye (with party)April 22, 2015