My state’s senior Senator has just achieved a milestone that has put her in the record books. Barbara Mikulski is now the longest serving female member of Congress in American history, having served her 12,892th day in Congress last week. There’s this touching piece in the Washington Times discussing how beloved she is among her colleagues. It features this quote from Olympia Snowe, “R” – Maine:
“She gave voice to the voiceless, power to the powerless”
Three paragraphs later:
The 4-foot-11 former social worker has looked out for her state as a member of the Appropriations Committee and has been a tough advocate for NASA and space programs. She has favored abortion rights and pushed for health care coverage.
Well, perhaps not all voices.
This is also serves as another reminder that Ms. Snowe will not be missed.