Barbara Mikulski Quotes

Barbara Ann Mikulski (born July 20, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party, serving since 1987. Mikulski, who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1987, is the longest-serving woman in the history of the United States Congress.

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Barbara Mikulski


I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble's power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe.

Barbara Mikulski


We, the women of the Senate, with President Obama by our side, will keep fighting - our shoulders square, our lipstick on - because you deserve equal pay for your hard work.

Barbara Mikulski


America is not a melting pot. It is a sizzling cauldron.

Barbara Mikulski


Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales.

Barbara Mikulski


I would like to be the first ambassador to the United States from the United States.

Barbara Mikulski


I was a social worker for Baltimore families. Now I'm a social worker building opportunities for families throughout America.

Barbara Mikulski


I don't want women and their families to be left out and left behind. We can fight for them. We will fight for them. They deserve better and I want to give them better.

Barbara Mikulski


The American system of democracy is founded on the concept that every citizen has the right to vote, to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately.

Barbara Mikulski


America must continue diplomacy, even as we continue the war, to expand the coalition of the willing to share the burden of war and to share the responsibility and the economic cost of rebuilding Iraq

Barbara Mikulski


Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.

Barbara Mikulski


I thought in this country, the best social program was a job. Yet minimum wage jobs aren't paying enough to keep families out of poverty.

Barbara Mikulski


I'm so proud of Maryland's firefighters, risking their lives to protect others, but we need to protect our protectors with the best equipment training and resources.

Barbara Mikulski


A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.

Barbara Mikulski


?I believe there is money that needs to be spent in Iraq but not only our money. I think there needs to be international money. We had a coalition of the willing. Now we need a coalition of the wallet. Let them step to the plate to share the financial responsibility to create stability and a democracy in Iraq.?

Barbara Mikulski


?I won't stop there, ... I will continue to pursue getting the best advice possible.?

Barbara Mikulski