Sen. Barbara Mikulski

Senator from Maryland, Democrat

Mikulski, a Democrat, has been a senator from Maryland since Jan 6, 1987 (next election in 2016).

She was previously the representative for Maryland's 3rd congressional district (1977-1986).



Our unique analysis of the bills Mikulski has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Mikulski is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Mikulski for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Barbara Mikulski sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mikulski sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (25%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Labor and Employment (13%) International Affairs (13%) Social Welfare (10%) Arts, Culture, Religion (8%) Taxation (8%) Government Operations and Politics (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Mikulski’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Sep 2016, Mikulski missed 352 of 9,847 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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