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06.23.15

Senate Committee on Appropriations Schedule for June 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the Senate Committee on Appropriations schedule for June 25, 2015.

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06.19.15

Senate Committee on Appropriations Schedule for the Week of June 22, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing and subcommittee markup schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of June 22, 2015.

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06.18.15

Committee Advances FY2016 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for Senate Debate

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved a $47.09 billion measure to fund border security, immigration enforcement, cybersecurity, disaster assistance and other programs to keep Americans safe.

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06.18.15

FY2016 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill Approved by Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2016 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, a $30.01 billion measure to promote responsible resource development on public lands while funding important environmental programs.

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06.18.15

Cochran Statement on Democratic Filibuster of Funding for Men & Women in Uniform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the decision by Senate Democrats to filibuster consideration of the FY2016 Defense Appropriations Bill.

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06.16.15

Senate Subcommittee Approves FY2016 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FY2016 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill today was given subcommittee approval, the first such markup in six years on legislation to fund the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies.

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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

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