Advertisement
HomeCollectionsMikulski
IN THE NEWS

Mikulski

NEWS
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)
Advertisement
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.
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 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.
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 John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is leading a group of women who on Tuesday called for tougher international sanctions against an organization that kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria last month. The Maryland Democrat along with Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, organized a letter Tuesday to President Obama, urging him to advocate for tougher international sanctions against Islamic terror group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings. The bipartisan letter was signed by all 20 women senators.
NEWS
By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a bipartisan chorus of lawmakers Monday calling on the Obama administration to speed up the implementation of a law intended to mitigate increases in flood insurance premiums. In a letter to Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mikulski wrote that families on the Eastern Shore whose homes are located in the state's floodplain are facing "astronomical increases in their flood insurance premiums. " President Obama signed bipartisan legislation last month to stop those premium increases but several lawmakers have raised concerns that FEMA is not moving quickly enough to implement the law. "Without immediate implementation ... my constituents face enormous increases in their flood insurance premiums which could cause serious financial hardship and even the loss of their homes," the Maryland Democrat wrote.
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.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.