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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.

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of June 2, 2014

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 29, 2014

***Please note the updated time highlighted below.

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee (Chairman Murray)*

 

Time and Location:     10:30 a.m., in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

 

Chairwoman Mikulski Remarks at First Full Committee Markup

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, today opened the fiscal year 2015 markup process by promoting a return to regular order and the need to roll back next year’s planned sequester. The Committee voted on the subcommittee allocations for fiscal year 2015 as well as the fiscal year 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) bill and the fiscal year 2015 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill.

MilConVA Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

The subcommittee bill provides total funding of $165.4 billion for Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies for fiscal year 2015. (This figure includes $55.6 billion in previously appropriated advances for veterans medical care.) The bill provides $71.9 billion in discretionary funding and $93.5 billion in mandatory funding. The bill also includes $58.7 billion in fiscal year 2016 advance appropriations for veterans medical services.

Agriculture Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Washington, DC - The bill provides total funding of $20.575 billion for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for fiscal year 2015. The bill also includes $100 million in disaster relief spending.  Discretionary funding is $90 million below the fiscal year 2014 enacted level but $228 million above the budget request.

Committee Approves FY 2015 Spending Allocations; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill; and Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, announced that the Full Committee has adopted fiscal year 2015 spending allocations by a vote of 16-14, and unanimously approved the fiscal year 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill and the fiscal year 2015 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill en bloc with a bipartisan vote of 30-0.  Both measures will be reported to the full Senate for consideration.