Barbara A. Mikulski

Barbara Ann Mikulski is an American politician and social worker who served as a United States senator from Maryland from 1987 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she also served in the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1987. Mikulski is the second-longest-serving female United States Senator , and the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Maryland history. Wikipedia*

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Barbara A. Mikulski has 968 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 Rally as a Democratic Representative for Maryland's 3rd district. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 69 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2019 with an average of 16,052 views per program. Most appearances with Barbara Boxer (34), Tom Daschle (28), Patty Murray (26). Most common tags: Democratic National Convention, Gender Issues, Women in Politics.

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U.S. Senator, D-MD January 3, 1987 - January 5, 2017 Videos: 956 U.S. Representative, D-MD 3rd January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1987 Videos: 10

Recent Appearances

  • Centennial of Women's Right to Vote

    Centennial of Women's Right to Vote

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hosted a reception in the U.S. Capitol to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the House of…

  • The Senate: Conflict and Compromise

    The Senate: Conflict and Compromise

    This C-SPAN Original Production look inside the U.S. Senate explores its history, traditions, and constitutional powers.

  • Senator Barbara Mikulski Interview

    Senator Barbara Mikulski Interview

    The longest serving female senator in history (1987-2017), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) talked about her time in the Senate.…

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate approved the House-passed continuing resolution, which extends government funding until April 28. It also…

  • Senate Tributes to Vice President Biden

    Senate Tributes to Vice President Biden

    Senators paid tribute to Vice President Biden following a vote to approve the 21st Century Cures Act, a $6.3 billion medical research bill…

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate debated a bill to expand rural health care, the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act (S. 2873)

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Past Elections

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