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October 22, 2004
AFTER WATCHING Barbara A. Mikulski over three decades in public life, Marylanders have gotten to know her fairly well. They would likely describe the Democratic senator as generally liberal, a trailblazer on issues of particular concern to women, and a feisty advocate for the little guy - willing to take on big government, big business, or simply the vicissitudes of life. They may know that her carefully cultivated funny and folksy image is not consistent with her reputation in Washington, where she is regarded as quite prickly.
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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.
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By Bruce L. Bortz | September 24, 1992
ONCE, it was billed as a competitive race. Now, it's looked upon as an issueless non-contest -- a laugher.Maryland's election for the U.S. Senate, which pits challenging Republican Alan Keyes against one-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski is so one-sided that congressional analysts have begun to call Ms. Mikulski's seat one of the safest in the country this November. They may be right.That doesn't mean Ms. Mikulski is having an easy time of it. In fact, her race may typify a political problem uncommon to many congressional incumbents this year: When your polls give you a 2-to-1 lead, and when you've raised much more than twice as much money as the challenger, how do you make people pay some (but not too much)
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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.
NEWS
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
The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had been the most senior member of the U.S. Senate without a committee gavel, was suddenly in line to head the influential spending panel following behind-the-scenes maneuvering for chairmanships that played out after the death Monday of its former chairman, Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii.
NEWS
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Citing "very serious" concerns about the project's impact on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski included language in a military spending bill that would delay the construction of a massive wind farm on the Eastern Shore. The provision, if approved, would halt the project despite efforts by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year to move it forward. O'Malley, a fellow Democrat, vetoed state legislation in May that would have imposed a 15-month moratorium on the construction of land-based wind farms.
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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