Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Democrat • Maryland • 5th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 5 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 85 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 4 of 100)
- 71 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 66 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 33 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 3 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 2 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 5 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.1380Read twice and referred May 19, 2015 10 Views
A bill to support early learning.
S.J.Res.15Read twice and referred May 07, 2015 29 Views
A joint resolution removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment.
S.1214 - John Rainey Memorial Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) ActRead twice and referred May 06, 2015 7 Views
A bill to prevent human health threats posed by the consumption of equines raised in the United States.
Recent Voting History
S. 1357: A bill to extend authority relating to roving surveillance, access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 until July 31, 2015, and for other purposes.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1357Nay (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 2048: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 2048Aye (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 1314: Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 1314Nay (with party)May 22, 2015