Barbara Mikulski Quotes


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

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

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.

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.

My own father had died of Alzheimer's. George [Mitchell] had been also I think deeply moved by a similar tragedy.

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.

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

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.

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.

College is part of the American dream. It shouldnt be part of a financial nightmare for families

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

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.

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.

I thought in this country the best social program was a job. Yet minimum wage jobs arent paying enough to keep families out of poverty

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

Family responsibility yes and always. Family bankruptcy due to the cruel rules of government no.

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

I think George Mitchell believed in promoting women.

America is not a melting pot. It is a sizzling cauldron.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

You cant get more for less. You get what you pay for.

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

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.

Every vote counts and every vote must be counted.

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

Let us get on with creating the democratic and pluralistic society that we say we are.

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

People aren't for hitting.

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.

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

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.

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.

George Mitchell was a very good leader and we were more than satisfied with his leadership. And I know the guys were jealous.

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.

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.

Politics is social work with power.

I think though with that whole sense of integrity and a lot of things that have been going on the shared leadership rather than the titular head.