Senator Barbara Mikulski

State Maryland
Party Democratic
Terms 5th
Committees Appropriations (Chair) (Subcommittee on Justice, Science, and Related Activities (Chair)); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Select Intelligence

“Protecting ecosystems means protecting the people of Maryland.”

"The Chesapeake Bay is a natural resource critical to our economy, culture, and heritage. You can count on me to fight to protect the Chesapeake Bay and protect the jobs that depend on it."


Leadership: Senator Mikulski has been committed to ocean and estuary health throughout her 35 years of public service. She’s a longtime supporter of the Chesapeake Bay Program, which works across jurisdictions to bring groups together in order to reduce bay pollution and restore water quality. She has also made protecting the Chesapeake a main priority and continues to fight to reduce pollution, restore fisheries, reduce stormwater pollution, and mitigate the impacts of global warming on the bay.

Senator Mikulski has a strong record of fighting to protect the marine resources of Maryland from habitat destruction, overfishing, and the impacts of climate change.

Senator Mikulski has cosponsored: