WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today spoke on the floor twice as she sought to bring the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Bill to the floor for a vote.
In her first speech, delivered this morning, Senator Mikulski encouraged her colleagues to bring up the MilCon/VA bill for consideration as Congress moves towards approval of a the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. In her second floor speech, she asked for unanimous consent to immediately bring up and pass the MilCon/VA bill. During her appearance on the floor, an objection was raised and so the bill was not brought up.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the draft of the Emergency Supplemental Funding Bill. The bill will provide funds to fight the growing number of wildfires, to support our close ally Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system and to address the humanitarian crisis on the Southwestern border.