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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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05.17.16

FY2017 Agriculture Appropriations Bill Gains Senate Subcommittee Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies today approved a $147.7 billion appropriations bill to support federal agriculture and nutrition programs in FY2017.

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05.13.16

Updated Schedule for the Week of May 16, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of May 16, 2016.

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05.12.16

Cochran Statement on Senate Passage of the FY2017 Energy & Water Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement praising the Senate’s passage of the FY2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill.

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05.04.16

Hoeven: DHS Approps Subcommittee Approves $34 Million to Relieve Airport Security Lines Ahead of Summer Travel Surge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subommittee, today released the following statement after approving a Department of Homeland Secuirty (DHS) request to shift $34 million in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) budget in order to increase the number of TSA screeners at U.S. airports and help mitigate long wait times at security checkpoints.

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04.22.16

Schedule for the Week of April 25, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of April 25, 2016.

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04.21.16

Committee Favorably Reports FY2017 Transportation, HUD Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the FY2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, a $56.5 billion bill to invest in the nation’s infrastructure, house the vulnerable, and support economic development.

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04.21.16

Appropriations Committee Advances FY2017 Commerce, Justice & Science Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today advanced the FY2017 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Act with funding to support economic growth, state and local law enforcement, space exploration, and scientific innovation and research.

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04.20.16

Murkowski Leads Review of the EPA Budget Request for FY2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, today led a review of the FY2017 budget request for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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04.19.16

FY2017 Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies today approved a $51 billion spending bill to support national security, law enforcement and American scientific innovation.

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04.19.16

FY2017 Transportation, HUD Appropriations Bill Approved by Senate Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee today approved a $56.5 billion measure to fund the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies in fiscal year 2017.

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04.15.16

Schedule for the Week of April 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of April 18, 2016.

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04.14.16

FY2017 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill Ready for Floor Consideration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today unanimously approved the FY2017 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, clearing the $37.5 billion measure for consideration by the Senate.

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04.14.16

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2017 MilCon-VA Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the FY2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill, a measure that will provide record-level funding for veterans health care and benefits.

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04.14.16

Fiscal Year 2017 Subcommittee Allocation Background

The FY2017 allocations are consistent with the amounts approved in the 2015 Balanced Budget Act.  They total $1.07 trillion in base funding and $74 billion in funding for Overseas Contingency Operations.

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04.13.16

Senate Appropriations Markup Time and Location Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Due to the Senate vote schedule, the time and location for Thursday’s Senate Appropriations Committee business meeting have been changed.

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