Press Room

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

Release Date: 
Thursday, July 03, 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
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.

Mikulski and Shelby Praise FBI’s Work to Rescue 168 Juveniles in Nationwide Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution

Release Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014

WASHINGTON – Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the FBI and other Justice Department programs, today thanked Director James B. Comey and the hundreds of FBI special agents who partnered with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States this past week, in arresting those responsible for exploiting underage children through prostitution. The eighth iteration of Operation Cross Country, a week-long law enforcement effort across 106 cities, led to the recovery of 168 children. Additionally, 281 men and women who facilitated the exploitation of these children were arrested by law enforcement officials on a variety of prostitution related charges.

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of June 23, 2014

Release Date: 
Friday, June 20, 2014
**Please note the highlighted time and location change.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
Department of Homeland Security Subcommittee (Chairwoman Landrieu)*
Time and Location:     10:00 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building