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Senate votes for $225 million in aid to Israel's Iron Dome

Senate votes for $225 million in aid to Israel's Iron Dome

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --The Senate voted unanimously Friday to send $225 million in aid to Israel to help fund its Iron Dome missile defense system.
Gabrielle Levy
Congress eager to tackle border funding, but obstacles could sink it

Congress eager to tackle border funding, but obstacles could sink it

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) --Congress is moving quickly to take up legislation to meet President Obama's request for emergency funding to handle the influx of undocumented children.
Gabrielle Levy
Female senators tie college loan push to equal pay

Female senators tie college loan push to equal pay

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --Female Senate Democrats drew a line connecting two of the issues the party hopes to make the centerpiece of their midterm strategy: equal pay and student loans.
Gabrielle Levy
Rep. Michele Bachmann lobbies against National Women's History Museum

Rep. Michele Bachmann lobbies against National Women's History Museum

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) --Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., lobbied against the establishment of a women's history museum on Wednesday, because she thinks it promotes radical feminism.
Aileen Graef
Female senators call for stronger Nigeria response

Female senators call for stronger Nigeria response

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- Senate women banded together Tuesday to call on President Obama to take a stronger stance against the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls last month.
Gabrielle Levy
Paycheck Fairness Act falls to Republican filibuster

Paycheck Fairness Act falls to Republican filibuster

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans voted to block a bill that would make it harder for private employers to pay women less than their male colleagues for the same work.
Gabrielle Levy
Democrats push Equal Pay Day in early campaign effort

Democrats push Equal Pay Day in early campaign effort

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Democrats in Washington launched an all-out push Tuesday, led by a pair of executive orders signed by President Barack Obama, in an effort to close the lingering wage gap between men and women.
Gabrielle Levy

House approves stop-gap spending bill; WH issues support

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The House Tuesday passed a stop-gap spending bill that will keep the government operating through Saturday.
NIH funding still below pre-sequestration levels under new spending bill

NIH funding still below pre-sequestration levels under new spending bill

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The omnibus appropriation deal drafted by Congress deals a big blow to the scientific community, only partly restoring National Institutes of Health funding, which is still below pre-sequestration levels.
Ananth Baliga
Republicans, Democrats reach deal on $1.1 trillion spending bill

Republicans, Democrats reach deal on $1.1 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional negotiators Monday reached a deal on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that averts the prospect of another federal government shutdown.
Sen. Reid suggests some military pension cuts may be restored

Sen. Reid suggests some military pension cuts may be restored

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested some of the U.S. military retiree pension cuts in last month's budget deal could be restored in a funding measure.
Report: NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide

Report: NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency gets billions of records on cellphone locations worldwide a day, allowing it to track individuals, the Washington Post reported.
3 Senate Dems propose more NSA surveillance disclosure

3 Senate Dems propose more NSA surveillance disclosure

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Three U.S. Senate Democrats are sponsoring a measure they say would require greater transparency regarding National Security Agency surveillance.

Reid backs Gillibrand on military sex-assault bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he backed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill to strip U.S. military commanders' power to pick which sex-assault cases to try.
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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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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