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Barbara Mikulski

Chronicles of Health Creation: Republican Win Strips Integrative Medicine and Health Leaders From Powerful Committee Roles

John Weeks | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

That integrative health and medicine would lose its top champion in the past 20 years, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), was one foregone conclusion o...

Unequal Pay Every Day

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

The Equal Pay Act doesn't seem to be working very well. In the United States today, mothers are the primary or sole breadwinners in more than 40 percent of families. They work for the same reasons men do and merit the same pay.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Senators Lament 'Woefully Inadequate' Ebola Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which has already claimed more than 2,400 lives, is outstripping U.S. and international efforts and m...

Elise Foley

Senate Fails On Border Crisis Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Efforts by Congress to approve money for what most deem a crisis along the southern border were in shambles on Thursday evening, after t...

Leadership to End AIDS -- Cuomo's Got It, Where's Schumer? Leahy? Mikulski? Obama?

Matthew Kavanagh | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Matthew Kavanagh

This week leadership in the fight to end AIDS (and seemingly to do most things that take political will) has shown up outside our nation's capitol. Governor Cuomo yesterday announced a credible, ambitious, and politically courageous plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York.

The Data Shows: Is 2014 Really "The Year of the Woman"?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

Do female candidates really hold the future of the Senate in their hands? Is the partisan makeup of the Senate intimately tied to the fate of female candidates making this truly "the Year of the Woman?"

All 20 Women Senators Urge Action Against Group That Kidnapped 300 Nigerian Girls

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

All 20 U.S. senators who are women sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemning Boko Haram, the Islamist organization that abducted s...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat Says Gender Pay Gap Is Worth Being 'Emotional' About

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) ripped apart the stereotype that women are "too emotional" on Wednesday, moments after Senate Republicans ...

Documents: MD County Housing First East Coast LNG Export Facility Signs Non-Disclosure Deal

Steve Horn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Co-authored by Steve Horn and Caroline Selle DeSmogBlog has obtained documents revealing that the government of Calvert ...

Women Are Getting the Job Done

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

During a time when Congress is synonymous with gridlock and obstructionism, the women are showing we can move past the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And we're not slowing down. Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!

Negotiators Reach Agreement On $1 Trillion Spending Bill

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Negotiators in the U.S. Congress have reached agreement on a $1 trillion spending bill for consideration this week in...

Ryan Grim

10 Democratic Committee Chairs Warn Menendez's Iran Sanction Bill Could Blow Up Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a remarkable rebuke to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), 10 other Senate committee chairs are circul...

The Women Who Saved the Country

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Marlo Thomas

There's an old saying I learned during the early days of the feminist movement about women working together toward a common goal: "One is a pest, two is a team, three is a coalition." I've always liked that comment because it speaks directly to what I believe most deeply about women: that there's safety -- and power -- in numbers.

Adrienne A. Jones: Let's Give Women Their Due

Adrienne A. Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Adrienne A. Jones

The role that women play, not just in the American economy, but in economies around the world, is critical.

Compromisers or Confederates? Two-Headed House Is a Hard Foe to Figure

Alan Kelly | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

So who won the day? Clearly the Democrats. But they are fighting a two-headed foe, and while that mere fact suggests destruction for Republicans, it also means that there are two wars to fight.

Dave Jamieson

'Indefensible:' How Federal Workers Get Squeezed By Both Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Working for the federal government is supposed to be the most stable gig in America, immune to the uncertainties of private-sector busin...

Alzheimer's Funding: An Assault on Health Care Costs

George Vradenburg | Posted 09.22.2013 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

If the U.S. can make the needed strategic investments in Alzheimer's research today, it will pave the way not only for its own fiscal and economic health, but also for that of other nations.

Senator Serenades Local Weatherman

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is not only a force in politics but also in music, apparently. Bob Ryan, a local weatherman with the ABC-affiliate st...

Amanda Terkel

Barbara Mikulski On Women Senators' Dinner With Obama: 'Boy, Did We Dish It Up'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said on Wednesday that the women of the Senate had a productive meeting with President Barack Obama this week, telling a...

Sallie Krawcheck, Mascara and Equal Pay

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

From mascara to mortgages, women's paychecks are stretching further and further each year. The items we purchase aren't discounted 23 percent, yet our paychecks are. It doesn't add up.

Lucia Graves

'Monsanto Protection Act' Foes Find Unusual Ally

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green

The so-called "Monsanto Protection Act," a controversial provision protecting the biotech giant from litigation, has found an unusual critic in the te...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Bill Keeps Government Running, Adds To Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate passed a bill Wednesday to keep the federal government running after March 27, approving a six-month spending measure th...

Service Strengthens America

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

As we begin another countdown to looming federal funding reductions, decision makers in Washington are looking for creative ways to avert the impact of potentially devastating cuts.

As Massachusetts Attorney General Probes Vanished For-Profit College, Senators Call for Broad Review

David Halperin | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
David Halperin

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says she's expanded her investigation of whether for-profit colleges have deceived students in her state about their prices, graduation rates and job placement records.

Barbara Mikulski Throws Down The Hammer

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Last year when NASA researchers in Baltimore discovered the fleeting glimmer of an expl...