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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
April 25, 2013
In his article on Sen. Barbara Mikulski and how her assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee has helped her campaign fundraising, reporter John Fritze wrote that "For Mikulski ... the windfall underscores her transition from a lawmaker who has typically engaged more on local issues to someone who now chairs a committee that wields tremendous power on the national level. Mikulski benefited from a number of first-time donations from political action committees, including an association that represents assisted living facilities, one of the nation's largest energy companies and a leading supplier of cement.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation and a prominent voice in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, said on Monday that she supports giving President Barack Obama authorization to strike Syria. "I believe the president's plan is the best response to protecting U.S. security interests in the region," Mikulski, the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said during a lengthy speech on the Senate floor. "Therefore…after really great reflection and as much due diligence as I could do, I want to announce today to my colleagues and most of all to the people of Maryland who have supported me, that I will support the president's request for a targeted, limited military action against the Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime in response to the horrific, grim and ghoulish use of chemical weapons," she said.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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