March 2, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Dennis O’Shea
Office: 443-997-9912 / Cell: 410-499-7460
Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels released the following statement in reaction to the announcement today by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., that she will not seek a sixth Senate term next year. Mikulski, who also sat for a decade in the House of Representatives, is the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress.
For more than four decades, Barbara Mikulski has worked with charisma, pragmatism and relentless resolve on causes that range from quality education to the future of the national space program. This city, this state and this country have all benefitted from her hard work and practical approach to complicated policy issues.
Today, Maryland research institutions stand at the vanguard of their fields, in no small part because of Sen. Mikulski’s unshakable belief in the importance of supporting education, discovery and innovation. The results of this critical support will continue to unfold in extraordinary ways for years after she leaves office.
In a career that broke longstanding barriers, Sen. Mikulski never lost touch with her Baltimore roots or the people and institutions she represented in Congress. This state is lucky to have her as a forceful advocate on so many critical issues.