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— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 2, 2015
Anna Merlan, at Jezebel, “Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Longest-Serving Woman in Congress, Will Retire“:
Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, the longest-serving woman in Congressional history, will be retiring at the end of this term. Mikulski, 78, has served in the Senate since 1987, and acted as a Representative for 10 years before that, a total of 38 years in Congress.
Mikulski sponsored several important pieces of legislation during her time in the Senate, including the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, which helps pay for childcare for low-income families, and, in April of 2014, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would force employers to prove that pay disparities are based on an employee’s qualifications, not their gender. That is, if Senate Republicans would quit blocking it…
At a news conference [Monday], Mikulski, a former social worker who the Baltimore Sun once called “a vicious terrier” about the issues she cares about, said she would rather spend the next two years “raising hell” than fundraising for reelection.
“Do I spend my time raising money or do I spend my time raising hell?” she told reporters. “Remember, for the next two years, I will be here, working the way that I do.”
Any Marylanders who’d like to weigh in on Mikulski’s potential replacement(s)?
Martin O’Malley says he won’t run for the seat being vacated by Senator Barbara A. Mikulski http://t.co/qN4feA0XFI
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 3, 2015
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) March 3, 2015