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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
 

FY15 SFOPS Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Washington, DC − The Committee on Appropriations today approved a fiscal year 2015 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs bill that provides $48.285 billion in discretionary budget authority to project U.S. leadership and protect a wide array of U.S. security, humanitarian and economic interests around the world. Of this amount, $8.625 billion is for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) in the frontline states (Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq) and other areas in political transition (including in the Middle East and North Africa) and to respond to humanitarian emergencies (e.g. Syria, Somalia, South Sudan). The bill is $285 million below the President’s fiscal year 2015 budget request and $716 million below the fiscal year 2014 enacted level.

FY15 Legislative Branch Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Release Date: 
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Washington, DC  The Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill provides $4.3 billion to support oversight and transparency of federal spending and programs and the functioning of the United States Congress (Congress).  Total funding is $42 million above the fiscal year 2014 level and $165 million below the fiscal year 2015 request.  Adjusted for inflation, total funding is the same as the level enacted a decade ago in fiscal year 2005.  The bill fully funds the final phase of the Capitol Dome Restoration and provides a $20.1 million, or four percent, increase for the Government Accountability Office.

Committee Approves FY15 SFOPS & Leg Branch Appropriations Bills

Release Date: 
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, announced that the Full Committee has approved the fiscal year 2015 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill by a vote of 25-5 and the fiscal year 2015 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill by voice vote.  Both measures will be reported to the full Senate for consideration. 

FY15 Energy & Water Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development today approved fiscal year 2015 funding legislation that totals $34.2 billion in discretionary budget authority, an increase of $148 million above the fiscal year 2014 level and an increase of $525 million above the President’s request level. 

FY15 Minibus Text: CJS, THUD & Agriculture

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
 
Washington, D.C. – Today, the full Senate begins consideration of a fiscal year 2015 minibus, Amendment 3244 to H.R. 4660, introduced by U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The minibus consists of the FY15 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; and the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bills.
 

FY15 SFOPS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Contact:                                  Vince Morris w/Appropriations:         (202) 224-1010
Leahy Press Office/David Carle:        (202) 224-3693
 
 
SUMMARY
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILL
Subcommittee Mark: June 17, 2014