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In a first, 2 rooms in U.S. Capitol named for women who served in the Senate

By: - June 20, 2022 11:04 am

In November 1952, Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (left) congratulates the SPARS (the U.S. Coast Guard Women’s Reserve) on their 10th anniversary. Accepting on behalf of the SPARS are Lieutenant Commander Beatrice V. Ball (right) and Lieutenant Muriel W. Dubuc (center). Smith and Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland both had their names added above rooms on the first floor of the Capitol building this month. (U.S. Coast Guard | FPG | Archive Photos | Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.