U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland is reportedly about to announce her bid for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski. The Washington Post reports that Edwards will announce her candidacy on Tuesday. » 3/09/15 11:20am 3/09/15 11:20am

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Longest-Serving Woman in Congress, Will Retire

Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, the longest-serving woman in Congressional history, will be retiring at the end of this term. Mikulski, 78, has served in the Senate since 1987, and acted as a Representative for 10 years before that, a total of 38 years in Congress. » 3/02/15 12:45pm 3/02/15 12:45pm

Study: Women in the Senate Get Shit Done

A new startup that analyzes legislative data has confirmed what we long suspected: female Senators are more productive, passing more bills than their male counterparts and working together more often to sponsor bipartisan measures. » 2/19/15 2:30pm 2/19/15 2:30pm

Female Senators Urge Obama to Further Help the Missing Nigerian Girls

It seems as thought the horrific incident of the 276* girls who were kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria is finally getting the international attention it deserves. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) were seen gathering signatures from the other 18 female members of… » 5/06/14 6:45pm 5/06/14 6:45pm

Sen. Barbara Mikulski: Of Course I'm 'Emotional' About Gender Pay Gap

Moments after Senate Republicans unanimously voted to block the advancement of the Paycheck Fairness Act — a bill that would have held employers accountable for wage discrimination against women — the bill's lead sponsor, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, unleashed a barrage of scathing criticism against her good-for-nothing… » 4/10/14 3:10pm 4/10/14 3:10pm

Barbara Mikulski Is Just the Kind of Political Badass the Senate Needed

Who is single-handedly fending off the Tea Party Huns from gutting the federal budget, standing up for needy families, and making House Speaker John Boehner look like one of the sad clown porcelain figurines your grandmother keeps in her home just to make unwanted visitors ill at ease? That would be the diminutive… » 3/21/13 2:20pm 3/21/13 2:20pm

20 Badass Quotes From the Women of the DNC

The major political conventions are over! Boo, say nerds. Hooray, say people who just want their regular network TV shows back and journalists who are probably exhausted from two weeks straight of talking points, hats embellished with donkeys and elephants, and stadium food. While the seemingly endless stream of vague… » 9/07/12 7:40pm 9/07/12 7:40pm

Senate Women Put The Smack Down On Anti-Woman Legislation

When the House voted to defund Planned Parenthood and cut all funding to clinics that provide women's health services, the stirring speeches of two women, Rep. Gwen Moore and Rep. Jackie Speier, went viral. This afternoon, it was the Senate's turn. » 3/03/11 5:40pm 3/03/11 5:40pm

War Over Abortion In Congress Continues Apace

NARAL Pro-Choice America wants to know why Representative Bart Stupak and Senator Ben Nelson want to place more restrictions on abortion coverage. But Senator Barbara Mikulski says it doesn't matter: "I know I'm not voting for Stupak." » 12/04/09 10:00am 12/04/09 10:00am

Senators Protect Mammograms, Screening Tests for Women

From the AP: Senators Barbara Mikulski (left) and Olympia Snowe sponsored an amendment that "would allow the Health and Human Services secretary to require insurers to cover preventive health screenings free of charge." It passed. [AP] » 12/03/09 1:30pm 12/03/09 1:30pm

Closing Statements Heard In Knox Trial • Going Rogue: Over One Million…

• In his closing statement on Tuesday, Amanda Knox's lawyer argued that there simply isn't enough evidence to convict Knox for the murder of her former roommate. "There are still many doubts in this trial," he told the jury. • » 12/01/09 6:30pm 12/01/09 6:30pm

Midnight In The Garden Of (Healthcare) Good And Evil

This week, we are wobbling toward the end of the road on health care reform. The Senate Finance Committee will vote on its plan this week, Obama is limping toward the finish line, and still no People's Elbow in sight. » 10/06/09 10:00am 10/06/09 10:00am