Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today to recognize Senator Barbara Mikulski for becoming the longest-serving female Senator in history:
“Barbara Mikulski has been a mentor and role model to countless members of this body, men and women on both sides of the aisle. Senator Mikulski and I served together in the House of Representatives and began our Senate careers on the same day. In the spirit of Margaret Chase Smith, whose record she surpasses, Barbara has never stopped fighting for those who need an advocate.
“I am honored to call Senator Mikulski a friend and join millions of Marylanders and Americans to salute her for reaching this remarkable milestone.”