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06.16.15

FY2016 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Gains Subcommittee Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security Appropriations today approved its FY2016 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill with emphasis on funding critical missions including border security, immigration enforcement, transportation security, and cybersecurity.

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06.12.15

Committee Schedule for the Week of June 15, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the subcommittee markup schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of June 15, 2015.

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06.11.15

FY2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill Approved by Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2016 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, a measure that holds the line on spending while providing resources to maintain the essential operations and security of the U.S. Capitol, Congress and support agencies.

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06.11.15

Committee Advances FY2016 Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2016 Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations Bill, a far-reaching $51 billion measure that affects everything from local law enforcement to job creation to the study of the cosmos.

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06.11.15

FY2016 Defense Appropriations Bill Cleared for Senate Consideration

WASHINGTON, D.C. Vital bipartisan legislation written to ensure the continued strength of the U.S. military today received approval from the Senate Committee on Appropriations, making the $575.9 billion measure available for consideration by the full Senate.

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06.10.15

Subcommittee Approves FY2016 Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies today approved the FY2016 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, advancing the more than $51 billion measure toward full committee consideration on Thursday.

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06.10.15

Shelby Opening Statement on FY2016 Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS), today delivered the following opening statement during the subcommittee markup of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

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06.09.15

FY2016 Defense Appropriations Bill Cleared by Senate Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense today approved its FY2016 Defense Appropriations Bill, which recommends funding increases to improve the readiness of the Armed Forces and makes significant investments to sustain U.S. force structure.

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06.04.15

Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of June 8, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of June 8, 2015.

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05.21.15

FY2016 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill Approved by Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, a $35.4 billion measure to support U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs, including national nuclear security and energy research and development, as well as critical infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation.

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05.21.15

Committee Advances FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill, which provides resources for veterans' benefits and programs and makes funding available to equip and house military personnel. The bill, which is now available for Senate consideration, totals $77.6 billion in discretionary funding, $5.5 billion above the FY2015 level and $1.2 billion below the President's budget request. Military const… Continue Reading


05.19.15

Subcommittee Approves FY2016 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies today approved the FY2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, clearing the path for full committee consideration of the $35.4 billion measure on Thursday. The legislation will fund the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs, including national nuclear security and energy research and development, as well as critical infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps… Continue Reading


05.19.15

FY2016 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today approved a Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill that provides resources for veterans' benefits and programs and makes funding available to equip and house military personnel. The subcommittee-approved fiscal year (FY) 2016 measure totals $77.6 billion in discretionary funding, $5.5 billion above the FY2015 level and $1.2 billion b… Continue Reading


05.15.15

Updated: Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the subcommittee markup schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of May 18, 2015. TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES SUBCOMMITTEE (Mark Kirk, Chairman) Markup of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016 10:30 a.m., Room 124, Dirksen Senate Office Building ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE (Lamar Alexander, Chairma… Continue Reading


05.12.15

Boozman Opening Statement on the FY16 Budget Request for the FCC

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, today delivered the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The full text of Boozman's remarks, as prepared, is below. Good morning. The subcommittee will come to order. Today the subcommittee will consider … Continue Reading


05.08.15

Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of May 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of May 11, 2015. TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015 FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT SUBCOMMITTEE (John Boozman, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Federal Communications Commission 10:30 a.m., Room 138, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses: Mr. Tom WheelerChairmanFederal Communications Commission Mr. Ajit PaiRepublican … Continue Reading


05.07.15

Boozman Opening Statement on the FY16 Budget Request for the SEC & CFTC

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, today delivered the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The full text of Boozman's remarks, as prepared, is below. Good morning. The subcommittee will com… Continue Reading


05.07.15

Shelby Opening Statement on Department of Justice’s FY16 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, DC - Thursday, May 07, 2015 - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS), today delivered the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Justice. The full text of Shelby's remarks, as prepared, is below. Welcome to today's Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee hearing examining the Depar… Continue Reading


05.05.15

Cochran Votes for Budget Plan, Looks Toward Appropriations Process

Plan Rejects President's Tax & Spending Hikes, Sets Responsible Course to Balanced Budget WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today voted for a budget resolution conference report that will provide a blueprint for the development of FY2016 appropriations bills and move the nation toward a balanced budget. The budget resolution (S.Con.Res.11) sets forth the parameters for the congressional budget for the U.S. government f… Continue Reading


05.01.15

Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of May 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of May 4, 2015. TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015 FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT SUBCOMMITTEE (John Boozman, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission 10:30 a.m., Room 138, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses: The Honorable Mary Jo WhiteChairwomanSec… Continue Reading

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