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Reid, McConnell meet on debt limit, shutdown

Reid, McConnell meet on debt limit, shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ky., met Saturday to discuss the debt limit and government shutdown, aides said.

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Debris removal becomes priority in Moore, Okla.

Debris removal becomes priority in Moore, Okla.

MOORE, Okla., May 22 (UPI) -- Cleanup crews fanned out Wednesday across Moore, Okla., devastated by a massive tornado that killed at least 24 people two days earlier.
GOP senators stall spending bill

GOP senators stall spending bill

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Two Republican senators have blocked a bipartisan proposal to keep the government funded with a $984 billion spending bill, officials said.
House GOP sets budget parameters

House GOP sets budget parameters

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- House Republicans Monday put forth a bill they said would soften some of the sequester cuts and avoid a government shutdown later this month.

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Senate Dems unveil sequester alternative

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats Thursday presented a $110 billion alternative to the looming sequester that raises $55 billion in new revenue through the Buffett Rule.

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Senate Dems work on sequester alternative

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats said they are working to craft an alternative to the $85 billion spending cut sequester scheduled for March 1.
Brennan: Drone strikes 'last resort'

Brennan: Drone strikes 'last resort'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- John Brennan, President Barack Obama's pick to head the CIA, told a Senate panel Thursday using lethal force against foreign terrorists is only a "last resort."
Panetta warns against spending cuts

Panetta warns against spending cuts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday $46 billion in U.S. military budget cuts would "degrade our ability to respond to a crisis."
Sen. Mikulski to lead Appropriations

Sen. Mikulski to lead Appropriations

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., will become chairwoman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, becoming the first woman to do so, aides said.
Leahy to stay judiciary chairman

Leahy to stay judiciary chairman

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy said Wednesday he will remain chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a post Sen. Dianne Feinstein was poised to assume.

Maryland denied federal Sandy aid

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Maryland will appeal a finding that the state was not hit hard enough by superstorm Sandy to qualify for federal disaster aid, the state administration says.
New women's health benefits go into effect

New women's health benefits go into effect

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- New U.S. health insurance plans are required beginning Wednesday to provide new preventive benefits at no cost to covered women as part of healthcare reform.
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Barbara Mikulski
WAP2001110894 - 08 NOVEMBER 2001 - WASHINGTON, D.C. USA: Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) as she appears November 8, 2001, during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on the financial conditions of the U. S. Postal Service. rw/Ricardo Watson. UPI
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Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. Mikulski, the first woman elected to the Senate from Maryland, is the longest-serving female senator and the second longest-serving female member in the history of the United States Congress (only after Edith Nourse Rogers). If she stays in office until March 17, 2022, she will become the longest-serving female member in the history of the United States Congress.

Mikulski is chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging and Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, and is a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence. Mikulski is the longest serving present Senator who has never been the chairperson of a full standing committee, and Mikulski is the longest serving/highest ranking Democrat who is not a present chairperson of a full standing committee of the U.S. Senate.

The great-granddaughter of Polish immigrants who owned a local bakery, Barbara Mikulski is the oldest of three daughters of Christine Eleanor (née Kutz) and William Mikulski. She was born and raised in the Highlandtown neighborhood of East Baltimore. During her high school years at the Institute of Notre Dame, she worked in her parents' grocery store, delivering groceries to seniors in her neighborhood who were unable to leave their homes.

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