She's the longest serving woman in congress in United States history. Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-Maryland, is leaving quite the legacy behind when she retires in 2017. Maryland's senior senator stopped by ABC2's studios to discuss how she plans to finish out her final term.
She is not resting on her laurels one bit. Sen. Mikulski said she will work with President Obama to make sure America is safe, but she also has a full slate of her own planned. Her main focus will be on the middle class.
"I really want to concentrate on our economy," she said. "How we can create more jobs in this country, but also issues affecting the middle class. I am particularly concerned about college affordability and I am going to work on a bipartisan basis to come up with ways to make college far more affordable."
Sen. Mikulski will also focus on veterans and making sure the VA backlogs are addressed. She is planning to introduce legislation that deals specifically with female vets to make sure their unique healthcare needs are met.