Happy birthday to Senator Barbara Mikulsky! While serving on the Senate for 30 years as a Democratic representative for Maryland (1987-2017), Mikulsky was at the forefront of many feminist causes for the lawmakers themselves. Mikulski made a lot of progress in 1993; in addition to fighting for potty parity and being an instrumental figure in the installation of a restroom for female Senators, Mikulski–along with Carol Moseley Braun (D-Illinois)–defied the Senate’s sexist rule that female Senators had to wear skirts by wearing pants on the chamber floor. “Too big for her britches” doesn’t apply–at least she’s wearing them. Happy birthday!