Tag Archives: U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski

Maryland’s ‘Sen. Barb’ bids farewell

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-MD, takes the stage before nominating Hillary Clinton for president during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

WASHINGTON — Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a 40-year veteran of Congress and a tough-as-nails advocate for Maryland, the poor and women’s rights, said farewell to the Senate on Wednesday, recalling her roots as a Baltimore community activist and her ...

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Maryland awarded $800K to restore oysters in Chesapeake Bay

More than 1,000 baby oysters, or spat, are in each of these bags used in 2011 to create a sanctuary oyster reef in Virginia waters. (U.S. Army photo/ Pamela Spaugy)

WASHINGTON — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $800,000 to Maryland to help restore the Chesapeake Bay’s oyster population. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced the award in a news release Tuesday. The award to the Maryland ...

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Mikulski to co-chair hearing on child care

FILE - In this June 29, 2011, file photo, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara Mikulski is co-chairing a bipartisan hearing on access to child care. The Maryland Democrat will co-chair the hearing on Wednesday in Washington with North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr. The hearing will focus on challenges different states ...

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Seven state legislators work on State Circle, have their eyes on Capitol Hill

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Six state lawmakers are campaigning this year to leave the State House in favor of a seat in the U.S. Capitol, and a seventh says he will file campaign documents within a week with hope to make the move to Congress as well.

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Social Security HQ in Woodlawn in line for $150M renovation

The U.S. Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn is slated for a $150 million renovation. The funding, contained in the recently enacted consolidated federal appropriations  measure,was announced Tuesday morning by U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, SSA acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, ...

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Obama recognizes Mikulski, others with nation’s highest civilian award

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will recognize 17 people on Tuesday with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Entertainers receiving the award are Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Sondheim, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, James Taylor and ...

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