We Heart: Trailblazing Senator Barbara Mikulski

The pioneering politician who “made it okay for women to wear pants in the Senate” won’t be seeking re-election. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the longest-serving woman in the U.S. Senate, announced her pending retirement yesterday at a news conference in Baltimore. In her nearly 30 years in the Senate, Mikulski achieved many firsts, including being […]

VAWA Passes in the Senate

In an overwhelming 78 to 22 bipartisan vote, the Senate passed the Violence Against Women Act, a piece of legislation that has protected millions from domestic abuse and reduced the country’s rate of domestic violence. It was basically ensured the bill would pass since it had 62 cosponsors plus additional support from a few Republicans. […]