Senator, retired

Senator, retired

Barbara Ann Mikulski just retired as the senior United States Senator from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party, serving since 1987. Senator Mikulski, who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1987, is the longest-serving woman in the history of the United States Congress.

Determined to make a difference in her community, Senator Mikulski became a social worker in Baltimore, helping at–risk children and educating seniors about the Medicare program. Senator Mikulski was a member of the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease and introduced the Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research and the Family Assistance Act to create a tax credit for families caring for loved ones with chronic conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease.

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