On the occasion of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., becoming the longest-serving woman in Congress, National Journal takes a look at other long-serving current senators.
Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., is not only the longest-serving woman in the Senate, having assumed office on Jan. 3, 1987, she is also the longest-serving congresswoman, having served in the House from 1977 to 1987 for a combined time of more than 35 years in Congress.(ROB CARR/AP)
Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, assumed office on Jan. 3, 1963. He is the second-longest-serving senator in history and the longest-serving current senator.(JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AP)
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has served for more than 37 years, since Jan. 3, 1975.(MANUEL BALCE CENETA/AP)
Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., has served for more than 35 years, since Jan. 3, 1977.(J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP)
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, has served for more than 35 years, since Jan. 3, 1977.(MANUEL BALCE CENETA/AP)