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Chairwoman Mikulski Remarks at Federal Innovation Hearing

Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 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 Committee, today chaired the Committee’s first-ever crosscutting look at innovation.

“It’s not an understatement to argue that federal investment in research is an investment in America’s future. This realization has led me, and many of my colleagues, to consider some difficult question,” stated Chairwoman Mikulski.

“I agree reducing the budget deficit is important, but are we being so austere that we are limiting our future growth? And as one of the greatest countries in the world, are we so preoccupied with making budget cuts that we’re heading towards an innovation deficit as well?”

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of April 28, 2014

Release Date: 
Monday, April 28, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014

Full Committee (Chairwoman Mikulski)

Time and Location:     2:30 p.m., in Room SD-G50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building

 

Agenda:                     Driving Innovation through Federal Investments

 

Witnesses:                The Honorable John P. Holdren, Ph.D.

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Chairwoman Mikulski Welcomes Nomination of Sylvia Burwell to Serve as HHS Secretary

Release Date: 
Friday, April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today welcomed President Obama's nomination of Sylvia Burwell, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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)