March 16th, 2012
09:15 PM ET
10 years ago

Mikulski makes history while centering Senate women

Washington (CNN) - On the walls of Barbara Mikulski's Capitol hideaway are some of her most prized possessions - portraits taken every two years of all the women in the Senate.

The first picture from 1988 is Mikulski, a Democrat, and one other female senator, Republican Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Larry L

    I believe we could run the Nation better with more women in the Congress. Having said that... when I look at women like Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman and Ann Coulter I would ammend that statement to say "we need more Democratic women in our Congress". Hatred and bigotry crosses the gender gap and we've got plenty of that in the government.

    March 16, 2012 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  2. Sponge-Bob

    Mikulski is one tough dude, er,,, woman,,,,I guess.

    March 17, 2012 04:58 am at 4:58 am |
  3. J.V.Hodgson

    She hopes civility will remain amongst the women senators.
    Me too, I hope we can start getting some of that throughout the whole of American politics. it certainly needs a huge dose of a very strong type of civility medicine on a regular basis.

    March 17, 2012 06:02 am at 6:02 am |
  4. Living in the REAL world

    You've been there too long. 12 years should be the max. Retire and let some new blood in there. Career politicians are killing this country.

    March 17, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |