Barbara Mikulski

(Barbara Ann Mikulski)

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Although I have lost my gavel, I have not lost my voice. I will be heard from. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
America is not a melting pot. It is a sizzling cauldron. Immigration & Emigration
Commander in Chief of Disasters. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Energy patriotism" ... We could all stick it to [Iraqi President] Saddam Hussein today if we all drove 55 miles an hour around our Capital Beltway. Energy
I already belong to a very exclusive club. It's called the U. S. Senate. Equality & Equal Opportunity
I wish our wallet could match our warmth. Budgets & Budgeting
If you steal from the American public, whether you use a gas pump or a gun, you ought to do hard time. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Energy
If you work, you should not be poor. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Let's say, Yes, to kids who say, No. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
The American dream begins with the American family. Families, Children & Parenting
The budget is about day-to-day lives. Budgets & Budgeting
The middle class has no more to give. The poor have nothing. Let's get it from those who've got it. Taxes
We [women] seek equality. We don't seek sameness. Equality & Equal Opportunity
We are being medically mugged by these laboratories. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
We must be careful that the people who make $5,000 a year are not pitted against those that make $25,000 a year by those who make $900,000. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically necessary to protect her from serious physical harm. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
America must continue diplomacy, even as we continue the war, to expand the coalition of the willing to share the burden of war and to share the responsibility and the economic cost of rebuilding Iraq. War & Peace
College is part of the American dream. It shouldn't be part of a financial nightmare for families.
Community colleges are one of America's great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Time ;Future
Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.
Every vote counts and every vote must be counted.
Family responsibility, yes, and always. Family bankruptcy due to the cruel rules of government, no. Government ;Families, Children & Parenting
I am emphatically against the privatization of Social Security. It is going to hurt millions of American women, American families and ultimately the whole country. Women
I believe honor thy mother and father is not just a good commandment to live by, it is good public policy to govern by. That is why I feel so strongly about Medicare.
I don't want women and their families to be left out and left behind. We can fight for them. We will fight for them. They deserve better and I want to give them better. Women
I thought in this country, the best social program was a job. Yet minimum wage jobs aren't paying enough to keep families out of poverty.
I was a social worker for Baltimore families. Now I'm a social worker building opportunities for families throughout America.
I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble's power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe. Power
I would like to be the first ambassador to the United States from the United States.
I'm so proud of Maryland's firefighters, risking their lives to protect others, but we need to protect our protectors with the best equipment training and resources.
Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market.
Parents today are under a lot of stress, sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet. They're trying to find day care for their kids and elder care for their own parents. The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries by not living up to its obligations. Government
The 77 cents that women make for every dollar men earn makes a real difference to our families - families stretching to make every dollar count. Women
The American system of democracy is founded on the concept that every citizen has the right to vote, to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately.
The women of the Senate are like the U.S. Olympic team: we come in different sizes, but we sure are united in our determination to do the best for our country! Women
The world must know that America holds to the highest standards of military conduct and human rights protections. Anything less is unacceptable.
Twenty-six years ago, I became the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right. I was the first, but I made sure I wasn't the only.
We, the women of the Senate, with President Obama by our side, will keep fighting - our shoulders square, our lipstick on - because you deserve equal pay for your hard work. Women ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
When one gets old and they are sick, there are not many things they can count on but they should be able to count on Social Security. Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market.
When we stand up for America, we stand up for what America stands for, which is a safety net for our seniors and really helping our families be able to help themselves.
Women leading means that Congress is working to create jobs, make quality child care more affordable and strengthen the middle class because we understand that America grows the economy and opportunity from the middle out, not the top down. Women
Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families. Women
You can't get more for less. You get what you pay for.

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