The Institute of Government and Public Affairs to Honor Barbara Mikulski June 29

The senator will receive the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government.

The Honorable Richard Durbin, U.S. Senator from Illinois, and University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen cordially invite all Illinois alumni to attend the presentation of the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government to the Honorable Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator from Maryland.

Event will take place on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. (note time change) in Room SD- G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. RSVP to Jean Benefield at (217) 333-4526 or

Senator Mikulski began her career as a social worker in Baltimore and ever since has been determined to make a difference in her community. Today, she is proud to be the Senator from Maryland, and the Senator for Maryland.

She has a long record of fighting for women’s health care and aggressively advocating for jobs. Serving her fifth term, Senator Mikulski was the first Democratic woman to be elected to the Senate in her own right and the first Democratic woman to serve in both houses of Congress. She was also the first woman Senator to chair the Appropriations Committee. On March 17, 2012, she became the longest serving woman in the history of the United States Congress. Of that milestone, she has always said that it’s not about how long she serves, but how well she serves the people of Maryland and our nation.

Learn more about the award here. We look forward to your attendance.