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Chairwoman Mikulski Prepared Remarks: Full Committee Hearing on President's Emergency Supplemental Funding Request

Release Date: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014
CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI SAYS MUSCULAR DETERRENCE NEEDED TO STEM TIDE OF CHILDREN SEEKING REFUGE ON SOUTHWEST BORDER
 
Senator says we must meet humanitarian needs of children while going after gangs and organized crime syndicates encouraging families to send children on dangerous journey
 
WASHINGTON, DC— Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired a hearing to examine the President’s $3.7 billion emergency supplemental funding request in response to the growing humanitarian crisis of children seeking refuge crossing our Southwest border.

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of July 14, 2014

Release Date: 
Thursday, July 10, 2014
 
TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014
 
Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin)*
 
Time and Location:     10:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building
 
Agenda:                      Markup of the FY15 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill
 
 
 

White House Supplemental Request

Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
 
Washington, DC - Today the Appropriations Committee released the text of the White House $3.7 billion supplemental request to address the humanitarian crisis on the Southwest border caused by an influx of unaccompanied children from Central America. The request also includes $615 million for emergency wildfire suppression.
 

Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on President’s Emergency Funding Request

Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement in response to the President’s $4.3 billion emergency funding request:
 
“The Appropriations Committee has received the President’s request for $4.3 billion to address two immediate emergencies: the refuge crisis of unaccompanied children arriving by thousands on the Southwestern border and the emerging disasters caused by wildfires, primarily in the Western states, that threaten lives and property.

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of July 7, 2014

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
 
Full Committee (Chairwoman Mikulski)
 
Time and Location:     2:30 p.m., in Room SD-106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building
 
Agenda:                      Review of the President’s Emergency Supplemental Request for Unaccompanied Children and Related Matters
 

Committee Approves FY15 Homeland Bill

Release Date: 
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Contact:                                  Vince Morris w/Appropriations:         202-224-1010                                                                         
Landrieu Press Office:                        202-224-4893
 
SUMMARY: FISCAL YEAR 2015 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS BILL
Full Committee Mark: June 26, 2014

FY15 DHS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security today approved fiscal year 2015 funding legislation that totals $47.2 billion, $643 million above the fiscal year 2014 enacted level.  Of this total, $45.65 billion is for discretionary programs, including $213 million for Coast Guard overseas contingency operations and $6.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund. After excluding these two adjustments, the net discretionary appropriation for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is $39 billion.  Even with this modest increase, discretionary appropriations for DHS have declined by 8.3 percent since fiscal year 2010.

FY15 FSGG Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Washington, DC - The fiscal year 2015 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill includes proposed budget authority of $22.673 billion, $607 million more than the 2014 enacted level of $22.066 billion and $1.1 billion less than the President’s request of $23.833 billion.