The Baltimore Sun

Barbara Mikulski, the Baltimorean who is the longest-serving woman in U.S. Senate history, assured Senate and House leaders on Wednesday that she hasn’t forgotten about them.

“I’m a C-SPAN junkie now. I want you to know I have my eye on you,” said Mikulski, 85, who retired from the Senate in 2017, at an event in her honor featuring Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen.

The congressional leaders assured Mikulski they haven’t forgotten about her either. Quite the opposite, since the purpose of Wednesday’s gathering was to name a room in the U.S. Capitol after the diminutive former lawmaker.

Another room was named for the late Margaret Chase Smith, a Maine Republican who was the first woman to serve in both the House and Senate.