Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Democrat • Maryland • 5th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 8 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 84 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 10 of 100)
- 116 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 51 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 58 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.1889Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Jul 30, 2015 22 Views
A bill to make supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2015.
S.1530 - Keeping Moving to Work Promises ActRead twice and referred Jun 09, 2015 1 Views
A bill to renew certain Moving to Work agreements for a period of 10 years.
S.1507 - Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform ActRead twice and referred Jun 04, 2015 4 Views
A bill to amend section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the visa waiver program, and for other purposes.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.240Referred to the Committee Aug 03, 2015 4 Views
A resolution recognizing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and its partners for the success of the historic flyby of Pluto by ...
S.1918Read twice and referred Aug 03, 2015 12 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...
S.1907Read twice and referred Jul 30, 2015 38 Views
A bill to reduce the Federal budget deficit by closing big oil tax loopholes, and for other purposes.
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: VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act
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