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01.24.17

Cochran, Leahy Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Chairmen and Membership Rosters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today announced subcommittee chairmen, ranking members and membership rosters for the 115th Congress.

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01.05.17

Cochran Selected as Senate Appropriations Chair for 115th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today received the approval of his Republican colleagues to serve as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the 115th Congress.

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12.09.16

Cochran Supports Senate Passage of Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement on Senate passage of the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 (HR.2028), which will fund national security and federal operations through April 28, 2017.

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12.09.16

Cochran: Pass Bill to Fund Government Operations, Avoid Midnight Shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today urged Senate adoption of legislation to keep the federal government open and fund urgent priorities around the nation.

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12.07.16

Cochran Statement on Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Retirement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today delivered the following statement on the Senate floor acknowledging the public service of retiring Vice Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.).

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12.06.16

Cochran Statement on New Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement on the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 (HR.2028) introduced in the House of Representatives.

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11.16.16

Collins Hearing Examines Government Role in Self-Driving Vehicles, Roadway Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing on the role of federal government to enhance roadway safety as automated and self-driving vehicles are deployed.

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11.16.16

Alexander Leads Hearing to Study the Future of U.S. Nuclear Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, today chaired the second of two oversight hearings on the future of nuclear power in the United States.

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11.10.16

Hearing Schedule for the Week of November 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of November 14, 2016.

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11.09.16

Cochran Statement on the 2016 Presidential Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement congratulating President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

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09.28.16

Cochran: Senate Continuing Resolution Passage an Important Step

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement marking Senate passage of a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through Dec. 9, 2016.

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09.22.16

Senate Appropriations Committee Releases Short-Term Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C – The Senate Appropriations Committee today released a short-term continuing appropriations measure to maintain government operations through Dec. 9, 2016.

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09.21.16

Moran Conducts Hearing to Review FDA Role in the Generic Drug Marketplace

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing to review how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to streamline the generic drug approval process to increase transparency, efficiency and predictability.

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09.21.16

Collins Chairs Hearing on More Effective Ways to Meet Housing Needs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins (R-Maine), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing to receive testimony on ideas to improve federal housing programs.

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09.16.16

Hearing Schedule for the Week of September 19, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of September 19, 2016.

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09.09.16

Hearing Schedule for the Week of September 12, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of September 12, 2016.

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07.14.16

Appropriators to Obama: Act Aggressively to Use Existing Funds to Combat Zika

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to continued Democrat obstruction, the chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees today encouraged President Obama to act aggressively to use available funding to combat the Zika virus.

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07.14.16

Cochran: Filibuster Obstructs Senate Responsibility to Provide for the Nation's Defense

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss) today encouraged Senate Democrats to end their filibuster of the FY2017 Defense Appropriations Bill. 

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07.13.16

Alexander Chairs Hearing to Review Long Range Stand Off Weapon and the W80-4 Warhead

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, today chaired a subcommittee hearing to review budget and justification for the long range stand off weapons and the W80-4 warhead.

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07.07.16

Schedule for the Week of July 11, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of July 11, 2016.

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