From the office of U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski:
Senator to Reach Milestone Saturday, March 17; Be Recognized on Senate Floor Wednesday, March 21
Democratic Leader Pelosi to Host Open-Press Women’s History Reception Recognizing Senator Mikulski
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) will be recognized on the Senate floor as the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Congress. Sworn in to her fifth term on January 5, 2011, Senator Mikulski became the longest-serving woman in U.S. Senate history. On Saturday, March 17, she’ll surpass Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers as the longest-serving woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. In 1976, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as the Congresswoman from Maryland’s third district, and was first elected to the Senate in 1986.
Senator Mikulski will be recognized with Senate floor remarks bySenate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and her colleagues, followed by her own remarks on her continued work on behalf of the people of Maryland.
Additionally, at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is convening a Women’s History Month reception honoring Senator Mikulski’s milestone as the longest-serving women in Congress.