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Mikulski to Become Longest Serving Female Member of Congress

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) -- She’s already won the title as the longest serving female in the U.S. Senate. Now, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., this weekend will become the longest serving female member in all of Congress.

On Saturday, the 75-year-old Mikulski will log 12,858 days of service, which will unseat Republican Edith Nourse Rogers of Massachusetts who previously held the title after serving in Congress from 1925-1960.

Mikulski first came to Congress in 1976, representing Maryland’s 3rd district in the House of Representatives for 10 years. In 1986, she ran for senate and won, the first female Democratic Senator elected without succeeding her husband or father. She’s been serving in the senate ever since.

There are currently 17 female Senators and 76 female members of the House of Representatives.

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