Majority News Releases

03.03.16

Shelby Opening Remarks at CJS Hearing on Department of Commerce FY17 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, today conducted a hearing to review the fiscal year 2017 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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03.03.16

Blunt Opens Review of FY17 Health & Human Services Dept. Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, today conducted a hearing to review the fiscal year 2017 budget request for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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03.02.16

Alexander Leads Hearing on FY17 Army Corps & Bureau of Reclamation Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, today led a hearing to review the fiscal year 2017 budget request for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation.

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03.02.16

Cochran Launches Review of FY17 Budget Request for U.S. Navy & Marine Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense, today conducted a hearing to review the FY2017 budget request for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.

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03.02.16

Murkowski Chairs Hearing to Review FY17 Interior Department Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, today conducted a hearing to review the fiscal year 2017 budget request for the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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03.01.16

Capito Addresses FY2017 Budget Requests for the Senate Sergeant at Arms and U.S. Capitol Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, today delivered the following opening remarks in a hearing to review the FY2017 budget request for the Senate Sergeant at Arms and the U.S. Capitol Police.

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02.26.16

Committee Schedule for the Week of Feb. 29, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of February 29, 2016.

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02.25.16

Shelby Opening Remarks at CJS Hearing on Department of Justice’s FY17 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), today delivered opening remarks in a hearing to review the Department of Justice’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request.

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02.24.16

Alexander Statement for Energy & Water Development Hearing on NRC Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, today delivered opening remarks in a hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2017 budget request for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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02.23.16

Cochran Critical of Obama Guantanamo Closure Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense, today criticized President Obama’s plan to close the U.S. terrorist detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transport the detainees held there to U.S. soil.

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02.19.16

Hearing Schedule for the Week of Feb. 22, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of February 22, 2016.

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02.09.16

Cochran Statement on President Obama's FY2017 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today said the committee will remain focused on fiscal discipline despite a FY2017 budget from President Obama that relies on more spending and new taxes.

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02.05.16

Hearing Schedule for the Week of February 8, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of February 8, 2016.

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01.28.16

Shelby Opening Remarks at CJS Hearing on President Obama’s Executive Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), today delivered opening remarks in a hearing to review the Department of Justice’s role in implementing President Obama’s executive actions related to gun control.

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01.13.16

Hearing Schedule for the Week of January 18, 2016

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

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12.18.15

Cochran Statement on Passage of Omnibus Appropriations Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today delivered the following remarks to the Senate regarding passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (HR.2029).

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12.16.15

Cochran Encourages Approval of FY16 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today advocated for approval of the omnibus appropriations act, which sets spending priorities for national defense and domestic programs for fiscal year 2016.

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12.10.15

Cochran Statement on Five-Day Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement on Senate passage of a five-day continuing resolution to fund the government at current levels through Dec. 16:

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11.18.15

Senate Considers Transportation, Housing Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today moved to consider the FY2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Bill, which makes resources available for the nation’s infrastructure, transportation safety and federal housing programs.

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11.10.15

Cochran Statement on Passage of MilCon-VA Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today released the following statement marking Senate passage of the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill (HR.2029):

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