Majority News Releases

04.22.15

Cochran Urges Sound Defense Strategy, Investments to Counter Emerging Threats

Senate Defense Panel Considers How to Ensure U.S. Military Technical Superiority WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense, today stressed the importance of the Department of Defense making sound strategic decisions when investing in technologies to ensure U.S. military personnel are the best equipped and trained in the world. Cochran on Wednesday chaired a Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing focu… Continue Reading


04.17.15

Senate Committee on Appropriations Schedule for the Week of April 20, 2015 (Revised)

MEDIA ADVISORY SENATE APPROPRIATIONS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 20, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of April 20, 2015. Please note, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing originally scheduled for April 23, 2015 has been postponed until further notice. Additional information will be posted on the Senate Appropriations Committee website as it becomes available. … Continue Reading


04.10.15

Senate Committee on Appropriations Schedule for the Week of April 13, 2015

SENATE APPROPRIATIONS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 13, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of April 13, 2015. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE (Mark Kirk, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 military housing and military family housing budget request and funding justification for select Combatant Commanders and select Defense Agencies 10:30 a.m., Roo… Continue Reading


03.27.15

Cochran Hails Senate Budget Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today hailed passage of a federal budget blueprint that, unlike the budget plan proposed by President Obama, outlines a plan to balance the budget without tax hikes.Cochran voted early Friday morning for passage of the Senate's FY2016 Budget Resolution (S.Con.Res.11). It passed 52-46."The budget resolution is a fiscally responsible set of priorities for Mississippi and our nation. The Se… Continue Reading


03.25.15

Alexander Opening Statement on FY16 U.S. Department of Energy Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, today issued the following prepared remarks for a subcommittee hearing to review the FY2016 budget request for the U.S. Department of Energy. Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water DevelopmentU.S. Department of Energy Budget HearingPrepared Remarks, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), ChairmanMarch 25, 2015We're here today to review the presiden… Continue Reading


03.24.15

Boozman Statement on FY16 Judiciary Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, today issued the following opening statement for a subcommittee hearing to review the FY2016 budget request for the Judiciary: U.S. Senator John Boozman, ChairmanSubcommittee onFinancial Services and General GovernmentSenate Committee on AppropriationsHearing StatementThe Federal Judiciary Budget Request for FY 16 Good morning. The subcommittee … Continue Reading


03.23.15

TUESDAY: Financial Services, General Government Hearing on the FY16 Judiciary Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman John Boozman (R-Ark.) will conduct a hearing Tuesday, March 24, to review the FY2016 budget requests for the Judiciary. The 10:30 a.m. hearing will be webcast on the Senate Appropriations website, and testimony will be made available after the hearing begins. FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT SUBCOMMITTEE (John Boozman, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justificat… Continue Reading


03.20.15

REVISED ADVISORY: Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of March 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of March 23, 2015. (Please note several changes: Time change for Energy and Water Development Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, March 25; Postponement of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee hearing on Thursday, March 26; and Room change for the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs hearing on Thursday, March 26.) TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2015 FINANCIAL S… Continue Reading


03.18.15

THURSDAY: MilCon-VA and Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearings

WASHINGTON -- The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and the Homeland Security Senate Appropriations Subcommittees will hold hearings on Thursday, March 19, 2015. All hearings will be webcast on the Appropriations Committee website. The hearing schedule is below. THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE (Mark Kirk, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 budget request for the Veterans Benefits Administration 10:30… Continue Reading


03.17.15

WEDNESDAY: Interior and Defense Subcommittee Hearings

WASHINGTON -- The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for Wednesday, March 18. All hearings will be webcast on the Appropriations Committee website. INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES SUBCOMMITTEE (Lisa Murkowski, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Forest Service 10:00 a.m., Room 124, Dirksen Senate Office Building Webcast: http://1.usa.gov/1GWWt9p Witnesses: Tom TidwellChiefUS… Continue Reading


03.17.15

POSTPONED: THUD Subcommittee Hearing on Dept. of Transportation Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C - Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced the postponement of the following hearing, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 3-17-2015 HEARING POSTPONED, DATE TBD - TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES SUBCOMMITTEE(Susan Collins, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 budget request and funding justific… Continue Reading


03.17.15

Moran Opening Statement on FY16 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following opening statement as part of a subcommittee hearing to review the FY2016 budget request for the U.S. Department of Agriculture: U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), ChairmanSubcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration,and Related AgenciesOpening Statement as Prepared for … Continue Reading


03.16.15

TUESDAY: Agriculture, Military Construction-VA, & Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee Hearings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for Tuesday, March 17. All hearings will be webcast on the Appropriations Committee website. TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015 AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES SUBCOMMITTEE (Jerry Moran, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Agriculture 10:00 a.m., Room 192, Dirksen Senate Of… Continue Reading


03.13.15

Advisory: Committee Schedule for the Week of March 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of March 16, 2015. TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015 AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES SUBCOMMITTEE (Jerry Moran, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Agriculture 10:00 a.m., Room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses: The Honorable Thomas VilsackSecretary… Continue Reading


03.12.15

Capito Opening Statement on the FY16 Budget Request for the Secretary of the Senate, Senate Sergeant at Arms & U.S. Capitol Police

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chairman of the Senate Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, today issued the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Secretary of the Senate, the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the U.S. Capitol Police: OPENING STATEMENTSENATOR SHELLEY MOORE CAPITOFY 2016 LEGISLATIVE BRANCH BUDGET HEARINGSECRETARY OF THE SENATE, SERGEANT AT ARMS… Continue Reading


03.12.15

Shelby Opening Statement on FY16 Budget for the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, DEA & ATF

WASHINGTON, DC - Thursday, March 12, 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 requests and budget justifications for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The full text of Shelby's… Continue Reading


03.12.15

Moran Opening Statement on FY16 Budget Request for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration Appropriations Subcommittee, today offered the following opening statement as part of a subcommittee hearing to review the FY2016 budget request for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Chairman Jerry Moran Opening StatementCommittee on AppropriationsSubcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies"Hearing… Continue Reading


03.11.15

THURSDAY: Appropriations Committee Hearing Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold three hearings on Thursday, March 12. The hearings will be webcast, and livestreaming will begin as the hearings start. THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015 LEGISLATIVE BRANCH SUBCOMMITTEE (Shelley Moore Capito, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Secretary of the Senate, the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the U.S. Capitol Police 9:45 a.m., Room 124, Dirksen Senate Office Building … Continue Reading


03.10.15

Capito Opening Statement on FY16 Budget Request for the CBO and GAO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Chairman of the Senate Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, today offered the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the FY2016 budget request for the Congressional Budget Office and Government Accountability Office: OPENING STATEMENTSENATOR SHELLEY MOORE CAPITOFY 2016 LEGISLATIVE BRANCH BUDGET HEARINGCONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE AND GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICEMARCH 10, 2015 Good afternoon… Continue Reading


03.10.15

WEDNESDAY: Appropriations Committee Hearing Schedule

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold five hearings on Wednesday, March 11. The hearings will be webcast, and livestreaming will begin on the Senate Appropriations Committe website before the hearings start. Wednesday's full schedule is below: ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE (Lamar Alexander, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration 9:00 a.m., Room 138, … Continue Reading

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