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06.22.16

Conference Agreement Reached on Military Construction & Veterans Affairs, Zika Supplemental Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A House-Senate conference committee has reached agreement on the FY2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act (HR.2577).

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06.16.16

Appropriations Committee Approves FY2017 Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the FY2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill with funding for the U.S. Department of Treasury, Small Business Administration, the federal judiciary, and a variety of independent federal agencies.

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06.16.16

Committee Approves FY2017 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the FY2017 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, a measure to fund federal land management agencies, environmental infrastructure accounts, and Indian health and education programs.

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06.15.16

Cochran Addresses Conference Committee on the FY2017 MilCon-VA and Zika Response Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today delivered the following statement for a joint Senate-House conference committee on the FY2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Zika Response Appropriations Act (HR.2755).

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06.15.16

FY2017 Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Bill Approved by Senate Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government today approved a FY2017 funding measure that prioritizes national programs to enforce U.S. laws, combat terrorism, spur small business growth and target heroin and prescription drug abuse.

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06.14.16

Senate FY2017 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill Approved, Full Committee Review Next

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on Tuesday approved a bill providing $32.034 billion in discretionary funding for the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs and other agencies.

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06.09.16

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of June 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of June 13, 2016.

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06.09.16

FY2017 Labor, HHS & Education Appropriations Bill Cleared for Senate Consideration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved for Senate consideration a bipartisan spending bill that provides increased funding for medical research, job training, educational opportunities and the fight against opioid abuse.

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06.07.16

Subcommittee Approves FY2017 Labor, HHS & Education Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee today approved a FY2017 funding bill that continues to provide increased funding for healthcare research and works to combat the growing opioid abuse crisis.

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06.02.16

Schedule for the Week of June 6, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of June 6, 2016.

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05.26.16

Senate Committee Passes FY2017 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the FY2017 Homeland Security Bill, a bill that emphasizes aviation security, by providing additional funding for the Transportation Security Administration to deploy additional staff, canines, and technology.

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05.26.16

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2017 Defense Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the FY2017 Defense Appropriations Bill, a measure that stresses the importance of accelerating readiness and procurement accounts that have been underfunded.

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05.24.16

FY2017 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Cleared for Committee Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee today approved its FY2017 funding bill making investments in aviation security, cybersecurity, border security, state and local grants, and other programs to keep Americans safe.

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05.24.16

Joint Hoeven-Shaheen Statement on the FY2017 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Ranking Member Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) issued the following joint statement and summary of priorities following the subcommittee’s approval of the FY2017 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill.

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05.24.16

FY2017 Defense Funding Bill Receives Subcommittee Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee today approved a FY2017 defense funding measure that identifies savings to reinvest in unfunded national security requirements, including readiness, shipbuilding and aircraft procurement.

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05.24.16

Cochran: Icebreaker Construction Funded in FY2017 Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today reported that funding to accelerate icebreaker construction is included in the FY2017 Defense Appropriations Bill.

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05.20.16

Schedule for the Week of May 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of May 23, 2016.

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05.19.16

Senate Approves FY17 Funding for the VA, Transportation & Housing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today praised Senate progress on FY2017 appropriations bills with the Senate today completing work on two bills to fund veterans’ benefits, transportation infrastructure and the American response to the Zika virus.

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05.19.16

FY2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill Approved by Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today unanimously approved the FY2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill with funding recommendations to maintain the essential operations and security of the U.S. Capitol, Congress and support agencies.

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05.19.16

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2017 Agriculture, Rural Development Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved a $147.7 billion appropriations bill to support federal agriculture and nutrition programs in FY2017.

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