Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski
- Homepage: http://mikulski.senate.gov/
August 2009: "And on Capitol Hill, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) has introduced legislation that would create new federal safety standards for subway and elevated train systems. A companion bill was introduced in the House by Democratic Rep. Donna F. Edwards, who represents parts of Prince George's and Montgomery counties."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/09/AR2009080902345.html
July 2009: "A bill introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) and backed by Maynard would allow local and state governments to seek jamming authority from the Federal Communications Commission on a prison-by-prison basis. The bill, the Safe Prisons Communications Act of 2009, has the support of Maryland's senior U.S. senator, Barbara A. Mikulski (D), and a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee is likely this month."http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/02/AR2009070202780.html
October 2005: The Senate is still divided, however, on how to treat corporations with junk credit ratings - the ones most likely to wind up in the P.B.G.C.'s lap. Hard-liners like Senator Chuck Grassley insist they should be forced to strengthen their pension plans in a hurry; Senators Mike DeWine and Barbara Mikulski (both from states with blue-collar constituencies) want to give such companies lenience. So after months of lobbying, politicking and deal making, moral hazard is still alive.http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/30/magazine/30pensions.html
April 2005: 'Members said their constituents continue to have fundamental questions, as Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) put it, about "what agencies within the federal government can, quote, spy, or place American citizens under surveillance . . . Who does what, when?" It was a question easier asked than answered."'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/04/27/AR2005042702094.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Supervisor of (past or present) Gov. Martin O'Malley Person Jun 25, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Apr 14, 2011 Top USDA official, leaving to work for Rahm Emanuel, accused of discrimination
QUOTE: The allegations include age and gender discrimination and the promotion of employees supportive of the Democratic Party… The workers said they raised the allegations “because of a hostile work environment, retaliation and/or prohibited personnel practice.”
Washington Post Aug 10, 2009 Subway Safety Panel Foiled by Constraints: 12-Year-Old Oversight Committee Has Little Influence on Metro Operations
QUOTE: Before June's deadly subway crash, no federal agency stepped in to ensure that [the Washington, D.C.] Metro found and fixed the electrical circuits now suspected of contributing to the worst accident in the system's history. That's because none is authorized to.
Washington Post Jul 02, 2009 Hard Line on Inmate Cellphones: Md. Prisons Seek to Jam Signals; Industry Warns of Effect on Regular Users
QUOTE: But jamming cellphone signals, except when carried out by some federal agencies, is illegal in the United States. The wireless industry has resisted calls to revisit that prohibition, saying jamming is inexact and could interfere with service to legitimate users.
Washington Post Feb 15, 2006 Senate Foes Block Proposed Trust Fund For Asbestos Victims: Vote Short Against Budgetary Challenge
QUOTE: ...the Senate derailed legislation to create a trust fund for asbestos victims, a victory for Democrats and their trial-lawyer allies who waged a relentless campaign to defeat a bill that took five years to negotiate.
Washington Post Oct 30, 2005 The End of Pensions
QUOTE: For the U.A.W., Miller noted forlornly, "30 and Out" - 30 years to retirement - became a rallying cry. Eventually, the union got what it wanted, and workers who started on the assembly line after high school found they could retire by their early 50's. "These pensions were created when we all used to work until age 70 and then poop out at 72," Miller told me. "Now if you live past 80, a not-uncommon demographic, you're going to be taking benefits for longer than you are working. That social contract is under severe pressure."
New York Times Apr 28, 2005 Panel Questions Patriot Act Uses
QUOTE: ...the public is not comfortable with roving wiretaps, delayed notification searches and new authorities to obtain the library, credit card and health records of individuals who are not the subject of a criminal investigation but who might be of intelligence value in terrorism probes.
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