WASHINGTON - Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) announced today that Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) has joined the Appropriations Committee. Senator Coons replaces Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who passed away Monday, June 3, 2013.
"I am pleased to welcome
Senator Coons to the Appropriations Committee," said Senator Mikulski. "We have
worked together on a number of issues in the past that are important to the
adjoining states of Maryland and Delaware, and he has been an excellent
partner. I know he will be an asset to the Committee."