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September 30, 2013
When Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski was a young activist determined to stop a bridge through neighborhoods, she became our voice of the people in Baltimore. Why now has she stopped and succumbed to that which she once deplored? Obamacare is the latest of the politically motivated choices she has embraced. Please listen to the people. Health care is not a right. Health care is an incentive to pay attention in school, work toward promotion, etc. And what about this elite class Congress has created for itself?
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NEWS
December 25, 2012
Politicians routinely use false language to conceal the frauds they're committing and the harm they're doing. Journalists shouldn't echo the politicians' falsifications. Yet The Sun's John Fritze, in writing about U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski's taking over the Senate Appropriations Committee, says that the committee deals in "investments" ("Mikulski is set to lead Appropriations," Dec. 20). What a load of cow manure. Neither the committee nor the Congress nor the federal government deals in investments.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is calling on the Obama administration to prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss salaries -- a new twist on a key provision of the pay equality legislation the Maryland Democrat has sought for years. In a letter to the White House on Tuesday, Mikulski argued that President Obama should sign an executive order baring contractors from firing employees who disclose their own pay or inquire about another employee's salary.
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By Paul West | paul.west@baltsun.com | December 4, 2009
The Senate took the first tangible step Thursday in what will likely be weeks of wrangling over health care, approving a measure by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski designed to enhance insurance coverage of mammograms and other screening tests for women by making them free of charge. Later, the Senate defeated a Republican effort that would have effectively killed the $848 billion health legislation. It rejected a motion by Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, that would have stripped nearly $500 billion in Medicare savings that Democrats are counting on to finance their plan.
NEWS
By Paul West, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2010
Democratic Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski coasted to renomination Tuesday along with Maryland's eight incumbent members of the House in primary balloting across the state. There were few meaningful surprises amid the low turnout in a primary that produced a slate of long-shot challengers unlikely to trouble the state's solidly entrenched incumbents. Among Maryland's congressional delegation, only Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil is facing a competitive race in November. National Republicans are targeting the freshman congressman from the Eastern Shore as part of their effort to regain control of the House of Representatives.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2013
In addition to having a hand on the nation's checkbook, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is reaping a political reward from her new assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: a significant increase in campaign cash. The Maryland Democrat, who is not up for reelection until 2016, raised $191,000 in the first three months of this year - many times the $7,737 she collected over the same period last year, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski used a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday to join in calling for a federal review of safety procedures on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The Maryland Democrat said she was prompted to request a National Transportation Safety Board investigation after an accident Friday that caused a vehicle and its driver to plunge into the water. The 900,000-member AAA Mid-Atlantic called for a similar review on Monday. "As of today, I'm very strongly recommending a review, for the a National Transportation Safety Board to look at it," Mikulski said.
NEWS
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | October 16, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said Wednesday that the deal approved by Congress to reopen the federal government would also allow President Barack Obama to go forward with his plan to offer a 1 percent pay raise to federal employees. Federal employee pay has been frozen for three years. The Obama administration has attempted to offer small raises before, but the effort failed to capture support in Congress. In a joint statement, Mikulski and Sen. Ben Cardin said the agreement would allow the raises to take effect in January.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2012
U.S. Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin joined an informal Chicken Caucus of senators Monday to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture to step up efforts to help the mid-Atlantic poultry industry cope with the economic impact of drought. Mikulski and Cardin, both Democrats, urged Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to direct funds to poultry farmers, contending that the price of corn has soared by as much as 60 percent because of dry conditions in the Midwestern grain belt.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 20, 2009
U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said Thursday that she will introduce an amendment to the Senate health reform bill guaranteeing women universal access to mammograms beginning at age 40. The move is a response to new recommendations from an advisory panel, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which said most woman do not need mammograms until they are 50, and only every two years after that. The mammograms result in too many false positives for women ages 40 to 49 and don't save many lives, the panel said.
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