Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D]

Senator from Maryland

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1987-2016 Senator Maryland
1977-1986 Representative Maryland's 3rd District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Barbara Mikulski sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Mikulski sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (27%) Economics and Public Finance (15%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Labor and Employment (13%) International Affairs (10%) Immigration (8%) Social Welfare (8%) Arts, Culture, Religion (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Nov 2015, Mikulski missed 340 of 9,672 roll call votes, which is 3.5%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% 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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