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Fri Jun 17, 2022, 04:52 PM Jun 2022

Amy Klobuchar: In 230 years, not a single room in the Senate has been named for a woman. Last week [View all]

In 230 years, not a single room in the Senate has been named for a woman. Last week @RoyBlunt and I changed that.

Two rooms with historic view: After 230 years, women’s names adorn Senate rooms

Sen. Amy Klobuchar noticed right away as the male senators glanced around, wondering how their bipartisan prayer breakfast meeting room had all these pictures of women, powerful women.

Where, they wondered, did all this come from?

“Well, this is the Barbara Mikulski room now,” the Democrat from Minnesota told them.

For the first time in more than 230 years of Senate history, two rooms were formally named last week in honor of women: Mikulski (D-Md.), who retired at the end of 2016 as the longest-serving female senator, and the late Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine), the first woman to win election to the House and the Senate, and who stood up to McCarthyism in the 1950s.


I spy one of my favs... the Shirley Chisholm portrait by Kadir Nelson:

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