Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today’s announcement on International Women’s Day that Sen. Barbara Mikulski will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame:
“This International Women’s Day I congratulate my friend, Senator Barbara Mikulski, on her upcoming induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame along with 10 other trailblazing women. Barbara was the first Democratic woman elected in her own right to the U.S. Senate. This year she also became the longest–serving female senator in U.S. history. Throughout her career, she has been a dedicated representative for the people of Maryland, and has fought tirelessly for equal healthcare for women, improved care for our veterans and better access to education for all Americans.
“Alongside the likes of Coretta Scott King, Billie Holiday and Lilly Ledbetter, Barbara will be honored this year as one of the women who has shaped our nation and made a lasting contribution to society. Barbara and the other distinguished honorees have paved the way for the girls of today to become the productive, creative, trailblazing women of tomorrow.”
For a full list of honorees, click here.