Pros: public support, creates jobs, efficiency, accessible energy
Cons: environmental issues, conflicts of interest, political issues, economic issues
Raising Minimum Wage
Pros: temporary comfort
Cons: inflation; nothing will change
Barbara grew up in East Baltimore, then became a social worker. Her first election was a successful run for Baltimore City Council in 1971, where she served for five years. In 1976, she ran for Congress and won, representing Maryland's 3rd district for 10 years. In 1986, she ran for Senate and won, becoming the first Democratic woman Senator elected in her own right. She was re-elected with large majorities in 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010. On March 17, 2012 she became the longest serving woman in the history of the United States Congress.
- committed to supporting our veterans and military families. Senator Mikulski is fighting to make sure all returning service members and their families have the health care, jobs and benefits they earned and deserve
- continues to fight for women's equality in health care and pay
- fighting for greater cyber security
Raised Minimum Wage: Yea
Keystone Pipeline: N/A
(Longest serving woman in the history of Congress)
Next election in 2016, Keystone Pipeline and Raised Minimum Wage will not be campaign issues.