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Sen. Mikulski First Woman To Chair The Senate Appropriations Committee

January 14th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

In December, Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski was selected as the first woman to chair the prestigious Senate Appropriations Committee, a position left open by the death of Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye. A Democrat, Mikulski was first elected to the Senate in 1986 after serving 10 years in the House. Last year, she became the longest-serving woman in Senate history. With her ascendancy to the chairmanship of Appropriations, she enters a male-dominated realm that in the past has had sweeping power in deciding how federal dollars will be dispersed around the country. In addressing members of the General Assembly in Annapolis last week, Mikulski said although her work is on a federal level- she always has the welfare of the state of Maryland at the forefront of her decisions….

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