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Barbara Mikulski

Announces retirement

2 Mar, 2015

Mikulski announces she will not seek reelection for a sixth term in the United States Senate.

I had to decide how would I spend my time–fighting for my job or fighting for their job? Do I spend my time raising money or do I spend my time raising hell?

Senator Ben Cardin:

I look at today as an opportunity to celebrate a remarkable person. This is bittersweet for me. We’re partners and we have this working relationship that I think has benefited the people of Maryland and the United States.

President Obama:

Senator Mikulski is more than just a legendary senator for the people of Maryland, she’s an institution in the United States Senate. Barbara’s service to the people of Maryland spans decades, but her legacy will span generations. Barbara is the longest serving woman in Congress, and her leadership serves as an inspiration to millions of women and girls across the globe to stand up and lead.

Barbara Mikulski, Longest-Serving Woman in Senate, Retiring

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