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Elise Foley

20 Women Make History In The Senate | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Amanda Terkel, Jennifer Bendery, Ryan Grim, Eliot Nelson and Laura Bassett contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from Nor...

Ryan Grim

Warren Sworn In To New Congress | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren gathered Thursday with friends, family and supporters in the Kennedy Caucus Room before being ceremonially sworn in to ...

Twenty Women Senators on the Cliff

Sue Casey | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics
Sue Casey

It's rare for any women leader to suggest openly that in some ways women might be more capable leaders than their male counterparts, but one does have to wonder: If these women were in charge, really in charge, would things be so different?

Dem Senator Makes History With New Position

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is set to become the first woman to chair the prestigious Senate Appropriations Committee, a position lef...

Movin' On Up?

The Baltimore Sun | John Fritze | Posted 02.18.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over...

Senators Seek More Help After Disaster

AP | ANDREW MIGA and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen senators from seven states damaged by Superstorm Sandy are asking President Obama to boost federal disaster aid to the states. ...

Suddenly, Obamacare Is Dandy

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The biggest news no one is talking about from the Charlotte convention is that Democrats are talking about Obamacare on national television in front of God and everyone just like there's nothing wrong with it.

Union Station's Grand Plan 'On Thin Ice'

| Posted 08.03.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff How likely is it that Congress will contribute in a substantial way to Amtrak's $7.5 billion overhaul plan for Unio...

Dave Jamieson

Despite 14 Percent Unemployment, GOP Senator Says Construction Companies Can't Find U.S. Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a development bound to please business trade groups, senators from both sides of the aisle have voted to block new federal rules that...

Obama: Romney Campaign Ideas Would Fit 'On A Tweet,' With Room To Spare

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Speaking at a fundraiser in Baltimore on Tuesday, President Barack Obama took a shot at the depth of policy ideas coming from GOP presidential nominee...

Supernova Senator

Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) has received a rare honor from the depths of space. The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) named a supernova -...

Wife's Tip Led To Arrest In Congress Threats

AP | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A Vancouver, Wash., man accused of sending letters containing white powder to members of Congress fell under FBI scrutiny after hi...

Mikulski: New Rules Affecting Md. Crab-Picker Wages Will Be Delayed

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- New federal foreign-worker wage regulations that some say would destroy Maryland's crab-picking industry have been delayed by 60 days. A...

Dave Jamieson

Key Dem Lawmaker Fights Raise For Crab Pickers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- At the end of this month, many of the foreign guest workers employed in low-wage American jobs will be getting a raise, courtesy of a ne...

Jennifer Bendery

Question Remains Whether Congress Can Pass Any Major Jobs Plan | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Congressional lawmakers were quick to offer boilerplate responses to President Barack Obama's jobs speech on Thursday night, but none wer...

Elise Foley

Dem Senator: House Republicans Morphed Into 'A Cult' | Elise Foley | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats attacked the "Cut, Cap and Balance" measure on Wednesday, calling the House-passed bill "devoid of substance" and "dead...

Paige Lavender

WATCH: Democratic Senator Targets Tax Breaks For The Horse Racing Industry | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is turning up the heat on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the deficit debate, highlighting the Kent...

Amanda Terkel

Where Are Women In The Budget Negotiations? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Who's missing from the list of lawmakers and administration officials involved in budget negotiations? Women. Vice President Joe Bide...

Empowering America's Women

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

When women earn more, families are stronger and children have better access to quality health care and education. We must close the chronic wage gap that shortchanges women.

Commuter Caucus: 18 Lawmakers Make Daily Trip To DC

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Each morning, Rep. Robert Andrews, a New Jersey Democrat, drives to Philadelphia, Pa., from his home in Haddon Heights to catch a Washington-bound tra...

Barbara Mikulski Defeats Eric Wargotz In Maryland Senate Race

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BALTIMORE — Barbara Mikulski (mih-KUHL'-skee) has been re-elected to a fifth term to represent Maryland in the U.S. Senate. An Associated Press a...

Maryland Election Results: Barbara Mikulski Defeats Eric Wargotz In 2010 Senate Race

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BALTIMORE — Barbara Mikulski (mih-KUHL'-skee) has been re-elected to a fifth term to represent Maryland in the U.S. Senate. An Associated Press...

MD-Sen: 56% Mikulski (D), 38% Wargotz (R) (Rasmussen 10/24)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/24/10; 750 likely votes, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Rasmussen release Maryland 2010 Senate 56% Mikulski (D), 38% Wargotz ...

MD-Sen: 59% Mikulski (D), 32% Wargotz (R) (Baltimore Sun 10/15-20)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OpinionWorks for the Baltimore Sun 10/15-20/10; 798 likely voters, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews Baltimore Sun story Maryland ...

MD-Sen: 61% Mikulski (D), 29% Wargotz (R) (Post 9/22-26)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Washington Post 9/22-26/10; 730 likely voters, 3.5% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (Post story) Maryland 2010 Senate 61% Mikulski (...