In December of 2012, Senator Mikulski became Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. She is the first woman to lead the Committee.
Chairwoman Mikulski worked to preserve the Cost Of Living Allowance for disabled veterans of working age in the fiscal year 2014 bipartisan Omnibus agreement.
Meeting the long-term needs of the United States by investing in technology and infrastructure, while also meeting the short term needs of regular families, is a guiding principle for Chairwoman Mikulski.
Chairwoman Mikulski has made affordable access to quality childcare a top priority throughout her career. In the fiscal year 2014 Omnibus bill, she boosted resources for child care block grants.
Chairwoman Mikulski always protects the needs of seniors. The fiscal year 2014 Omnibus bill included more for the Social Security Administration improve service and increase program integrity, which saves taxpayer dollars in the long-run.