Senate Appropriations Committee member Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., left, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, during a Homeland Security subcommittee a heari

 

              Senate Appropriations Committee member Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., left, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, during a Homeland Security subcommittee a heari
Senate Appropriations Committee member Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., left, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, during a Homeland Security subcommittee a hearing to examine Superstorm Sandy, focusing on response and recovery and progress and challenges. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. is at right. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)