Cardin, Mikulski Praise Obama Administration for Acting Swiftly To End Air Traffic Controller Furloughs 5/2/2013
Senators call for end of sequester, which had threatened towers in Easton, Frederick, Hagerstown, Martin and Salisbury-Ocean City U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-MD) today praised the Obama Administration for keeping all of the 149 federal air traffic control contract towers (ATC) in the country open.
Mikulski Demands Answers to Safety Concerns About Liquefied Natural Gas Plant 6/6/2008
"I strongly oppose this project and deeply regret that a federal agency is proceeding at breakneck speed on a seriously flawed proposal."
Mikulski Statement on Senator Kennedy's Cancer 5/20/2008
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) released the following statement today after doctors revealed that Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor:
Mikulski Announces Victories for Watermen, Military Installations 5/9/2008
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that critical funding and provisions for Maryland priorities are included as part of the emergency supplemental spending package.
Bills Would Prevent Veteran Suicide 4/24/2008
"I will never abandon our troops - on the battlefield, or when they come home needing care."
Soldiers Deserve the Best Care and Benefits 4/17/2008
"Our soldiers have earned the best care and benefits we can provide. They should not have to fight another war to get the care they need. We need our surgeons general to fight hard to achieve this reform."
Law to Help Prevent Senior Citizen Falls Heads to President 4/10/2008
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today announced that her legislation to prevent falls among senior citizens into law has passed both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and is headed to President Bush for his signature.
Mikulski Promise to Homeowners Passes Senate 4/10/2008
"We need to put the government on the side of people who need it."
Mikulski Fights to Prepare VA Health Care System for Influx of Women Vets 4/9/2008
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today announced she has joined a bipartisan group of her colleagues led by Senator Patty Murray (D-Wa.) in introducing the Women Veterans Health Improvement Act.
Action Needed on Critical Alzheimer's Legislation 4/2/2008
As the Senate resumes this week, Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) urged her colleagues to take immediate action to pass the Alzheimer's disease legislation she introduced in March 2007.
Roundtable Examines Challenges for Reintegration of Returning Guardsmen 3/27/2008
With approximately 1,500 members of the Maryland National Guard returning from overseas deployments in the next six months, Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Governor Martin O' Malley held a roundtable discussion today with members of the National Guard and their families.
Mikulski Continues Fight to Reverse Bush's Cut to Services for Children, Adults 3/13/2008
In two separate measures, Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) announced she has continued her fight to reverse a new rule from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) that would cut off funding for Medicaid ...
Food from Cloned Animals Should be Labeled as Such 3/5/2008
"I can't stop cloned foods from being approved by the FDA, but I want the public to be informed of what they are eating and drinking."
Mikulski Pledges to Continue Fight for BRAC Construction 2/10/2008
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) announced the fiscal year 2009 budget proposal includes $1.28 billion for construction at Maryland military installations, including nearly $865 million for projects related to executing the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure
Cash for Volunteer Fire Departments 1/25/2008
Senators Mikulski and Cardin announced two Eastern Shore fire departments have been awarded a total of $87,189 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.
People Have The Right to Know If They Are Eating Cloned Food 11/13/2007
"Consumers have a right to know where their food is coming from. I can't stop cloned foods from being approved by the FDA, but I can fight for consumer choice."
Mikulski Urges Senate to Pass Children's Health Initiative Despite President's Veto Threat 11/1/2007
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) urged her colleagues to swiftly approve a new version of legislation to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP),
Mikulski, Cardin Announce Nearly $25.4 Million for 'Head Start' Programs 11/1/2007
Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin (both D-Md.) announced four Maryland recipients have been awarded a total of approximately $25.4 million in Head Start grants through the Department of Health and Human Services
Mikulski Announces Near $11 Million for Crime Prevention 10/19/2007
Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today announced the Senate has approved more than $10.8 million for her priorities for Maryland projects targeting youth and community violence prevention, intervention and prosecution.
Mikulski Stands Up for 1st Responders Right to Fair Wages, Working Conditions 10/7/2007
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) has joined Senator Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) in co-sponsoring legislation to guarantee collective-bargaining rights for all public safety officers.
Mikulski Calls for National Children's Health Initiative 8/2/2007
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today emphasized the need for a national children's health initiative as the Senate continues debate on the reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Milulski Calls For Change in Iraq During Senate All-Nighter 7/17/2007
"It's time now for us to have our vote. It's time to refocus the mission. It's time to redeploy our troops. It's time to bring our troops home by April 30, 2008 and that is why it is time to vote on the Levin-Reed amendment."
"Team Maryland" Secures $4 million for the implementation of the 2005 BRAC 7/3/2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Barbara A. Mikulski today announced that the "Team Maryland" colleagues in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have secured $4 million in federal funding for the Maryland Department of Labor to help prepare the state workforce for the implementation of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission's (BRAC) recommendations. The money was administered through a Workforce Investment Act National Emergency Grant.
Maryland Receives $70 million+ for Critical Projects 6/29/2007
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced the Energy and Water Development 2008 spending bill, which passed the full committee, provides more than $70 million for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects in Maryland, and $19.6 million for Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay initiatives.
New education funding bill helps Maryland students 6/21/2007
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), a senior member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, announced that the Higher Education package, which passed the committee today, includes several priorities she has been fighting for to improve access to education, strengthen nursing programs, and support Maryland colleges and universities.
Mikulski calls for renewal of urdan revitalization bill 6/21/2007
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) testified today before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development on her HOPE VI reauthorization bill.
Mikulski, Cardin demand more money for Bay cleanup 6/20/2007
Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin J. Cardin (both D-Md.) today urged the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to include their legislative proposal to dramatically boost federal funding for the Chesapeake Bay clean-up effort as they draft the upcoming multi-year agriculture reauthorization bill (Farm Bill).
Mikulski fighting against Sparrows Point gas plan 6/19/2007
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) has joined Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) in introducing an amendment to the CLEAN Energy Act (H.R. 6) that would restore state government's authority to make decisions on siting, construction, expansion or operation of new Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminals.
Mikulski announces funding for Maryand's security services 6/14/2007
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), a member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced the 2008 spending bill includes key funding for Maryland's security.
Mikulski to remove controversial gun tracing restriction 6/8/2007
In order to more effectively fight violent crime, Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today said she will remove language, known as the "Tiahrt amendment" from this year's CJS spending bill.
Mikulski, Cardin announce nearly $9.5 million for Maryland Airport Projects 6/8/2007
Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin (both D-Md.) today announced the Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $9.5 million in grants for improvements to four Maryland airports.
Mikulski kicks off jobs tour of Maryland's shore communities 5/31/2007
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) kicked-off her "Jobs Today, Jobs Tomorrow" tour of Maryland's Shore communities with a visit to Cecil County today.
Mikulski Fights to Improve Veterans' Burial Benefits 5/24/2007
"We must honor our U.S. soldiers who died in the name of their country, not just with words, but with deeds."
Mikulski's Guest Worker Visa Fix Included in Comprehensive Immigration LegIslation 5/23/2007
"It is time to permanently protect workers and small businesses, so that we do not have to fight year after year for temporary fixes!"
Mikulski, Cardin Fight For Maryland's Fair Share to Re-equip National Guard 5/22/2007
The National Guard is funded as a national program, with state allocations coming from the Guard Bureau. Senator Mikulski, a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, has pledged to fight to increase national funding for the Guard in the fiscal year 2008 Defense spending bill. Earlier this month, she asked Defense Secretary Robert Gates to amend the Department of Defense's 2008 request to add the $5.1 billion the Guard says it needs to fill their equipment shortfall for this year.
Mikulski Honors National Americorps Week 5/15/2007
"AmeriCorps is the embodiment of the spirit of volunteerism and service to our country."
Mikulski: Consumers Needs Immediate Relief From Soaring Gas Prices 5/14/2007
"Oil companies need to know that we are watching and that price gougers will be caught."
Mikulski Joins Congressional Community College Caucus 5/11/2007
"I believe in the Freedom to Achieve - providing opportunities for students to get ahead to follow the American dream."
Mikulski, Cardin Team Up To Fight For Chesapeake Bay In Farm Bill 5/10/2007
"The Chesapeake Bay is not only Maryland's greatest natural resource, it's part of who we are as Marylanders - our heritage and our culture. Maryland communities and farmers want to do right by the Bay, but they can't do it on their own," said Senator Mikulski.
Mikulski Questions Secretary Gates On Maryland National Guard Readiness 5/10/2007
"The National Capitol Region and Maryland face unique challenges - protecting our nation from potential attacks, while also protecting our communities from hurricanes and other natural disasters. What I am hearing about our state of readiness concerns me - serious equipment shortfalls, budget gaps. This is an issue for Maryland, and an issue for states across the country," said Senator Mikulski. "We need to know what you need, and what you are going to do to make sure we are not only ready to answer the call for combat readiness but also ready for disaster response here at home."
Mikulski Condemns President's Veto Of Troop Funding 5/2/2007
"It is time to change our direction in Iraq and bring our forces home swiftly and safely. This supplemental vigorously supports our troops, follows the advice of the Iraq Study Group to create a way forward out of Iraq, and follows the will of the American people.
Mikulski Applauds Senate Passage of Bill to Strengthen Science, Technology in America 4/26/2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today praised the Senate's passage of the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Act (S. 761). Senator Mikulski joined a bipartisan group of her colleagues, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in introducing the bill as part of her ongoing efforts to strengthen and maintain America's leading edge in science and technology.
Mikulski Sends Open Letter To Virginia Tech 4/18/2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) sent the following open letter to the student body of Virginia Tech today:
Mikulski Continues Call For Increased Special Education Funds 4/2/2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today continued to make good on her commitment to fight for a federal investment in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Mikulski-Warner Bill Gives Small Businesses Critical Guest Worker Extension 3/28/2007
Bill extends H2B visa cap exemption by five years WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and John Warner (R-Va.) today announced they have reintroduced their bill to provide a five-year extension to a crucial provision from her Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act that protects small and seasonal businesses from a devastating cut to their workforce. A last-minute, one-year extension was included as part of the 2007 Department of Defense authorization bill in the 109th Congress, but it expires on September 30, 2007.
MIKULSKI SUCCEEDS IN FIGHT FOR IMPACT AID INCREASE 3/21/2007
Additional funding added to Senate Budget Resolution despite Administration cut WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) praised the Senate Budget Committee's increase to the federal Impact Aid program in the fiscal year 2008 budget resolution, the details of which were released today.
MIKULSKI: WE MUST BRING OUR TROOPS HOME 3/21/2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) released the following statement today on the fourth anniversary of the War in Iraq: