Barbara Mulkulski – the Dean of Senate Women – Nears Another Milestone
Poised to become the longest serving woman in Senate history, Barbara Mulkoski elected in 1986 has served for 24 in the U. S. Senate representing the state of Maryland. She invited CNN for to her Senate office for an interview to reflect on her tenure — especially her efforts to empower other women.
When she arrived in 1986, Mikulski was one of only two women in the Senate. She was the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right.
“Other women had served in the Senate, but they had succeeded the unexpired term. They usually had a husband who passed away,” she recalls.
When she is sworn in for a fifth term in January, Mikulski will become the longest serving woman in Senate history, breaking the 24-year record held by the late GOP Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine.
Read the full interview with Dana Bash here.
One Response to Barbara Mulkulski – the Dean of Senate Women – Nears Another Milestone
Last night I was reading the US has spent millions of dollars rebuilding foreign Mosque
and I pray that is not true with all the things here in this country that need and deserve attention. I ask you as a long time supporter to repeal the Healt Care Bill and stop wasteful spending such as giving money to places like Korea and Pakistan and even Egypt to buy friendship. America needs to go back to work and pay for what we buy verses getting government hand outs–like free cell phones! Your generation in the Senate have the opporunity to make the hard choices and cut the spending and get our great country to work again. I know people that have been drawing unemployment for three years and our system just cannot support that. We are all counting on you to be the fighter we know you are to make the hard calls and make changes.
God bless you!