March 2, 2015
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Edwards Statement on the Retirement of Senator Barbara Mikulski
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) released this statement following the announcement by Senator Barbara Mikulski that she will retire after serving five terms in the United States Senate.
“Senator Barbara Mikulski is a groundbreaking champion for the state of Maryland, an inspiration to women all across our country, and my mentor in the Congress. As the longest serving woman in the history of the Congress and the first duly elected on her own, she is one of Maryland’s greatest leaders, and her legacy will echo for generations to come. I value our tremendous partnership on securing scientific funding critical to our state, creating an emergency preparedness initiative for our region centered at Prince George’s County Hospital, and protecting women’s rights and health in the landmark Affordable Care Act. I join all Marylanders and countless others around the country in thanking her for 30 years of service in the Senate and wish her all the best as she begins a new chapter in her life.”