When Barbara Mikulski was elected senator 30 years ago, it was REALLY a man’s world.

“When I came to the Senate, the senators were Tom, Dick and Harry. Now they’re Barb, Tammy and Dianne and Heidi,” Mikulski mused in an interview with CNN.
In 1986, when she was first elected, women weren’t allowed to wear pants on the Senate floor. They lacked a proper bathroom. And, there were only two female senators then — Mikulski and Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas.  Read More

 

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