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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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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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