Press Room

Chairwoman Mikulski Encourages Secretary Pritzker to Keep the Economy Rolling

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Video of Opening Statement

Video of Q&A

Photos from Hearing

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice,  Science and Related Agencies (CJS), today chaired an annual oversight and budget hearing for the U.S. Commerce Department with testimony from Secretary Penny Pritzker.

Chairwoman Mikulski Focused On Ensuring American Troops & Their Families Have Reliable Access To Best Health Care Programs

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today attended a hearing of the Defense Subcommittee to discuss military health. Chairwoman Mikulski’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow:

Mikulski Calls for Adequate Funding to Enforce International Sanctions and Advance our Nation's Foreign Policy & National Security Goals

Release Date: 
Friday, April 04, 2014

WASHINGTONU.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, this week at a hearing of the Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee called for adequate funding for the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) to enforce sanctions and advance our nation’s foreign policy and national security goals.

Chairwoman Mikulski Spotlights Community Safety, National Security, and Accountability at FY15 DOJ Budget Hearing

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 03, 2014

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice,  Science and Related Agencies (CJS), held an annual oversight and budget hearing for the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ). The program included testimony from Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., and DoJ Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz. In addition to focusing on community safety, national security and accountability for taxpayer funds, Chairwoman Mikulski highlighted the Justice Department’s role in stopping cyber criminals and call on the DoJ to ensure the safety of the officers and agents who protect America.

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of April 7, 2014

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee (Chairman Leahy)

Time and Location: 10:15 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

Agenda: FY 2015 Budget Request for the United States Agency for International Development

Witnesses: Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

Legislative Branch Subcommittee (Chairwoman Shaheen)

Chairwoman Mikulski Focuses on Need to Provide Robust & Reliable Federal Investment in Medical Innovation

Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, discussed the importance of properly funding the NIH in order to achieve shared medical research goals at the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee hearing.

Hearing Schedule for the Week of March 31, 2014

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin)

Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

Agenda: The Department of the Air Force Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

Witnesses: 

Chairwoman Mikulski Statement at FBI Budget Hearing

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, focused on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) plan to keep American families and communities safe as the agency recovers from the cuts of sequester at today’s subcommittee hearing on the FBI’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. In the hearing with FBI Director James Comey, the Chairwoman discussed the FBI’s work to protect the nation from terrorism, cyber attacks and traditional crime. She also discussed plans for the FBI’s new headquarters.