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The 77 cents that women make for every dollar men earn makes a real difference to our families - families stretching to make every dollar count. — Barbara Mikulski

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Women leading means that Congress is working to create jobs, make quality child care more affordable and strengthen the middle class because we understand that America grows the economy and opportunity from the middle out, not the top down. — Barbara Mikulski

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Community colleges are one of America's great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace. — Barbara Mikulski

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There were times, though, when the women came together on a partisan basis. [When we stopped] the privatization of Social Security during George Bush, we linked arms. — Barbara Mikulski

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The family is not only a living arrangement. It has always been a symbol of survival. — Barbara Mikulski

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We work on macro issues and macaroni and cheese issues. When women are in the halls of power, our national debate reflects the needs and dreams of American families. — Barbara Mikulski

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I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble's power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe. — Barbara Mikulski

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I was a social worker for Baltimore families. Now I'm a social worker building opportunities for families throughout America. — Barbara Mikulski

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Martha Pope herself is a legend within the institution, and he was enormously supportive. And me and the women candidates. — Barbara Mikulski

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Leadership is creating a state of mind in others. The difference between being a leader and manager, all due respect to managers, is that leaders have to create states of mind. But a leader, first of all, has to have a clear state of mind, which is usually her own vision, which energizes her, motivates others, and then creates that state of mind in others. — Barbara Mikulski

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In my very first term there was an issue that brought us [George Mitchell, Ted Kennedy, Chris Dodd] together in a very deep, emotional, and personal level.It was called 'spousal impoverishment' and it meant that for one person [to go into] a nursing home, the family [ ], could go near bankruptcy, and then they'd end up with a lien on the family farm or the home. And so I wanted to change that. — Barbara Mikulski

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We're going to foment our own revolution. So I say to the women out there in America, let's keep this fight going! Put on your lipstick, square your shoulders, suit up, and let's fight for a new American revolution where women are paid equal pay for equal work, and let's end wage discrimination in this century once and for all! — Barbara Mikulski

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Parents today are under a lot of stress, sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet. They're trying to find day care for their kids and elder care for their own parents. The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries by not living up to its obligations. — Barbara Mikulski

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America is not a melting pot. It is a sizzling cauldron. — Barbara Mikulski

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Senator Paul Sarbanes really was a big help to me. He was so well known and so well respected, and he said, "Give her a chance here." And he showed me the ways of power and the corridors of power, [as did] Bob Byrd. [They] helped with [my] committee assignments. — Barbara Mikulski

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I think George Mitchell was the right guy for the right time, and many people will note his spectacular foreign policy accomplishments, both in and out of office. I think all would note his devotion to Maine; that was number one. The fact he did work in a bipartisan basis with Bill Cohen. And for me, he helped the first Democratic woman get elected. — Barbara Mikulski

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When it comes to standing up for veterans, we cannot be the Republicans and Democrats, we have to be the red, white, and blue party. — Barbara Mikulski

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The women of the Senate are like the U.S. Olympic team: we come in different sizes, but we sure are united in our determination to do the best for our country! — Barbara Mikulski

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I always said that though I was the first, I wanted to be the first of many. — Barbara Mikulski

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I wanted to [share] what a gracious kind of guy George Mitchell was. — Barbara Mikulski

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I think the legacy was set because the way George Mitchell was the leader enabled Tom Daschle to be the leader he is. It carried on the spirit of integrity and of reform, of also working both with committee chairmen but bringing in the newer members to be able to have a voice and a say and participate in the deliberations, to always look at a modern way of doing it. — Barbara Mikulski

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College is part of the American dream. It shouldn't be part of a financial nightmare for families. — Barbara Mikulski

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What I like best in Baltimore is the people, the neighborhoods and what goes on in the neighborhoods. Each has its own stories, own diners and own quirks. It's about community. I also like everything Old Bay. — Barbara Mikulski

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The American system of democracy is founded on the concept that every citizen has the right to vote, to know that their vote is counted, and that the vote is counted accurately. — Barbara Mikulski

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I would say that in some ways George Mitchell is kind of an old fashioned guy, in terms of these basic values, but he was a very modern person, encouraging, he was not only accepting but he was actually encouraging. — Barbara Mikulski

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A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically necessary to protect her from serious physical harm. — Barbara Mikulski

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[During] the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter [Fair Pay Act], equal pay for equal work, the women led that fight. — Barbara Mikulski

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I don't want women and their families to be left out and left behind. We can fight for them. We will fight for them. They deserve better and I want to give them better. — Barbara Mikulski

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The world must know that America holds to the highest standards of military conduct and human rights protections. Anything less is unacceptable. — Barbara Mikulski

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Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families. — Barbara Mikulski

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I held out my hand and George Mitchell said, "Like in everything else, you lead and I'll follow." And the crowd broke up, and we did a twirl or two around the dance floor. And that's like him, you know, he was there for his members, he campaigned for us, he believed in us, and he was really a good sport as well. — Barbara Mikulski

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I knew of Senator [George] Mitchell because he was very close friends with who was soon to be the senior senator, Paul Sarbanes. Paul Sarbanes and George Mitchell were kind of pals together. — Barbara Mikulski

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Senator [George] Mitchell is a man of many talents and he's swift on his feet, but one would not think of him as 'dancing with the stars.' And we had this great rock 'n' roll fund raiser. — Barbara Mikulski

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Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change. — Barbara Mikulski

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I would like to be the first ambassador to the United States from the United States. — Barbara Mikulski

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One hundred thousand dollars was the bridge that enabled me to go on TV, not miss a beat or miss an opportunity, and raise then my own money to carry me forth. And that's how I got to be the first Democratic woman in the United States Senate's history. — Barbara Mikulski

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Nothing really happened - I was elected in '86 - until 1992, and that's when the Anita Hill debacle happened. — Barbara Mikulski

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America must continue diplomacy, even as we continue the war, to expand the coalition of the willing to share the burden of war and to share the responsibility and the economic cost of rebuilding Iraq. — Barbara Mikulski

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People aren't for hitting. — Barbara Mikulski

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When we stand up for America, we stand up for what America stands for, which is a safety net for our seniors and really helping our families be able to help themselves. — Barbara Mikulski

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In American Society today, we need to have volunteerism. I truly believe that it is the glue that will hold us together and it will be the energy that will take us into the 21st century. — Barbara Mikulski

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Nancy [Kassebaum] and I worked on a women's health agenda when I first came. Women were not included in the protocols at NIH, the famous study, 'take an aspirin a day, keep the doctor, you know, a heart attack away.' It was done on ten thousand male medical students. — Barbara Mikulski

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Every vote counts and every vote must be counted. — Barbara Mikulski

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His great passion for education and [making sure] people have an opportunity. Of course that's what came out of the George Mitchell Institute and his scholarships in those high schools. — Barbara Mikulski

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I am emphatically against the privatization of Social Security. It is going to hurt millions of American women, American families and ultimately the whole country. — Barbara Mikulski

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Politics is social work with power. — Barbara Mikulski

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We must be careful that the people who make $5,000 a year are not pitted against those that make $25,000 a year by those who make $900,000. — Barbara Mikulski

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In my state [ Maryland] we've lost jobs to NAFTA, we did not gain jobs from NAFTA. But I think it's very difficult when your state is right up against the northern border, you do see things differently. — Barbara Mikulski

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I believe honor thy mother and father is not just a good commandment to live by, it is good public policy to govern by. That is why I feel so strongly about Medicare. — Barbara Mikulski

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I think leadership is creating a state of mind in others. — Barbara Mikulski

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I truly believe that before I retire from public office, I'll be voting for a woman for president. — Barbara Mikulski

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Look how Bill Cohen and George Mitchell worked together. It's the stuff of legends. And now it's the stuff of almost ancient history, regrettably, but the way those two really worked together. — Barbara Mikulski

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When you're up in Maine, there is Canada, I mean it's looking right at you; it's a different viewpoint. — Barbara Mikulski

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I thought in this country, the best social program was a job. Yet minimum wage jobs aren't paying enough to keep families out of poverty. — Barbara Mikulski

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We, the women of the Senate, with President Obama by our side, will keep fighting - our shoulders square, our lipstick on - because you deserve equal pay for your hard work. — Barbara Mikulski

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Family responsibility, yes, and always. Family bankruptcy due to the cruel rules of government, no. — Barbara Mikulski

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I'm shocked at the sexism and double standard coming out of the far right. — Barbara Mikulski

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We don't have a caucus, because we differ on so many views. Some of us are pro-choice, some are not. We'll take the issue of drilling, for example: Lisa Murkowski would want to drill in ANWAR, Maria Cantwell, Barbara Boxer, and most of us would say no, and so we don't. But we get together once a month for dinner, and we have three rules: no memos, no staff, and no leaks; and we get together for friendship. In fact, we're having a dinner tonight. We just have drinks and talk about life and times. — Barbara Mikulski

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People had so much respect for George Mitchell. They wanted to cooperate with him. I think that's a hallmark of a very good leader. — Barbara Mikulski

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You can't get more for less. You get what you pay for. — Barbara Mikulski

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I think George Mitchell was good for Maryland in the sense that he helped me get elected. It doesn't get any better than that from here on. — Barbara Mikulski

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I didn't know how we were going to get jobs out of NAFTA, but I tend to be suspicious of these things, like NAFTAs and WTOs and so on. — Barbara Mikulski

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Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market. — Barbara Mikulski

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I would say George Mitchell was like Clark Kent sometimes with his horn rimmed glasses and his very quiet manner. People say, well, he's just a quiet leader, but then he emerges as super hero and begins to move this legislation. He led by example. — Barbara Mikulski

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I think Paul Sarbanes and his wife Christine socialized with them [George and Heather Mitchell] more than I did, but we all hung out, or we saw each other in groups. — Barbara Mikulski

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Do we want an Attorney General who will play politics with the law, play politics with the court and just play politics with international conventions designed to protect our troops? I do not want to play that kind of politics. I am going to vote against Alberto Gonzales. — Barbara Mikulski

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Twenty-six years ago, I became the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right. I was the first, but I made sure I wasn't the only. — Barbara Mikulski

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On the most recent battles on health insurance reform, the women led the battle to end gender discrimination by the insurance companies [where] women paid more and got less of a benefit, and also the whole issue of prevention. — Barbara Mikulski

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I'm so proud of Maryland's firefighters, risking their lives to protect others, but we need to protect our protectors with the best equipment training and resources. — Barbara Mikulski