Majority News Releases

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


04.24.15

Senate Committee on Appropriations Schedule for the Week of April 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of April 27, 2015. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015 DEFENSE SUBCOMMITTEE (Thad Cochran, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the United States National Guard and Reserve 9:00 a.m., Room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses: General Frank J. Grass Chief of the National Guard Lieutenant General Stanley E. Clarke IIIDirector of… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Shelby Opening Statement on NASA’s FY 2016 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, DC - Thursday, April 16, 2015 - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science, today delivered the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 budget request and funding justification for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The full text of Shelby's remarks, as prepared, is below: Welcome to the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee's hearing on … Continue Reading


04.22.15

NEW TIME: 4:00 p.m. Start for Today's Homeland Security Hearing on the FEMA Budget

Today's Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee hearing originally scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, has been rescheduled for 4:00 p.m. the same day. WASHINGTON, D.C.--Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Hoeven (R-N.D.) will hold a hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 4:00 p.m. in room 138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The hearing will be webc… Continue Reading


04.22.15

NEW TIME: 11:15 a.m. Start for Today's Defense Subcommittee Hearing on Defense Innovation

Today's Defense Subcommittee hearing originally scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, has been rescheduled to 11:15 a.m. on the same day. Additionally, DARPA Deputy Director Dr. Steven Walker will replace DARPA Director Dr. Arati Prabhakar as a witness. WASHINGTON, D.C.--Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) will hold a hearing of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to review the Fiscal Year 2016 budget request and funding justification for Defense Innovation and Research at 11:15 … Continue Reading


04.22.15

NEW TIME: 9:30 a.m. Start for Today's Hearing on FY16 Dept. of Transportation Budget

TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES SUBCOMMITTEE (Susan Collins, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Transportation NEW TIME: 9:30 a.m., Room 138, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witness: The Honorable Anthony FoxxSecretaryU.S. Department of Transportation Webcast: http://1.usa.gov/1DhziUz Live coverage will begin when the hearing starts, and it may be necessary for viewers to refres… Continue Reading


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

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