Majority News Releases

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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06.29.16

Cochran Urges Continued Cooperation as Committee Again Approves all 12 Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today addressed the outlook for the FY2017 appropriations process following the committee’s successful approval of all 12 annual appropriations bills for the second straight year.

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06.29.16

Senate Committee Completes Work on FY2017 State & Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2017 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill, a $52.08 billion measure to advance U.S. interests abroad by promoting democracy, supporting U.S. allies and countering extremism.

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06.28.16

FY2017 State & Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill Gains Subcommittee Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs today approved a $52.08 billion appropriations bill to strengthen federal programs and operations that support national security and American values abroad.

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06.27.16

Blunt Calls on Senate Democrats to Pass Critical Funding to Combat Zika & Support Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, today called on Senate Democrats to pass the conference report providing critical funding to combat the Zika virus and support our nation’s veterans.

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06.24.16

Revised Schedule for the Week of June 27, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of June 27, 2016.  Please note new date and time for full committee markup of the FY2017 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act.

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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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