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Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of June 9, 2014

Release Date: 
Friday, June 06, 2014
***Please not the time and location change highlighted below
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
 
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Subcommittee (Chairman Harkin)*
 

Chairwoman Mikulski Prepared Remarks: FY15 CJS & THUD Full Committee Markup

Release Date: 
Thursday, June 05, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, today chaired the second full committee markup of fiscal year 2015 and continued to promote a return to regular order. The Committee voted on the fiscal year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) bill and the fiscal year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) bill. In addition to chairing the full Committee, Senator Mikulski serves as Chairwoman of the CJS Subcommittee.

FY15 THUD Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Release Date: 
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Washington, DC  The bill provides a total of $54.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for fiscal year 2015. For the Department of Transportation (DOT), the bill provides federal highway and transit grants that help commuters get to work, students get to school, businesses sell and distribute their products, and families to connect with one another across the country.  At the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the bill funds rental housing assistance programs and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which gives local governments resources to invest in communities, support businesses, create jobs, and ensure the availability of decent, affordable housing for all.

FY15 CJS Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Release Date: 
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today approved fiscal year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies funding legislation that totals $51.2 billion in proposed discretionary budget authority, a decrease of $398 million below the fiscal year 2014 level and an increase of $1 billion above the President’s request level. 

Committee Approves FY 2015 CJS and THUD Appropriations Bills

Release Date: 
Thursday, June 05, 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 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill unanimously with a vote of 30-0 and the fiscal year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill with a bipartisan vote of 29-1.  Both measures will be reported to the full Senate for consideration. 

FY15 THUD Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Washington, DC  The bill provides a total of $54.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for fiscal year 2015, above the President’s budget request of $51 billion and the enacted level for fiscal year 2014, which was $50.8 billion. The bill includes funding for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies.  These agencies power some of the most important programs in the country and helps bring new investments that strengthen our communities.

FY15 CJS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) today approved fiscal year 2015 funding legislation that totals $51.2 billion in proposed discretionary budget authority, a decrease of $398 million below the fiscal year 2014 level and an increase of $1 billion above the President’s request level. 

Mikulski, Shelby Call on Department of Justice to Investigate VA Scandal

Release Date: 
Friday, May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON – Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder called on the Department of Justice to investigate the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Mikulski and Shelby lead the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittee.  The CJS bill that funds the Justice Department will be considered by the Committee next week.