Majority News Releases

03.09.15

Legislative Branch Subcommittee Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 budget request for the CBO and Comptroller General

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Chairman Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) will hold a hearing of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Congressional Budget Office and Comptroller General of the United States. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH SUBCOMMITTEE (Shelley Moore Capito, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the Congressional Budget Office and Comptroller General of the U… Continue Reading


03.09.15

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee Hearing on FY16 and FY17 Veterans Health Administration Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Chairman Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) will hold a hearing of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee to review the Fiscal Year 2016 an Fiscal Year 2017 funding request and budget justification for the Veterans Health Administration. MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE (Mark Kirk, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 funding request and budget justification for the Veterans Health Administration 2:30 p.m., Room 124, … Continue Reading


03.06.15

ADVISORY: Senate Committee on Appropriations Hearing Schedule for the Week of March 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of March 9, 2015. TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE (Mark Kirk, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 funding request and budget justification for the Veterans Health Administration 2:30 p.m., Room 124, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses: Carolyn M. Clancy, MDInterim Under Secretary for HealthVeteran… Continue Reading


03.04.15

Alexander Opening Statement on FY16 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Ark.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, today issued the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the FY2016 budget request for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Prepared RemarksAppropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water DevelopmentSenator Lamar Alexander, ChairmanMarch 4, 2015 We're here today to review the president's fiscal year 2016 budget request for the N… Continue Reading


03.04.15

ADVISORY: Senate Appropriations Committee Hearings on Thursday Postponed

WASHINGTON, D.C - Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced the postponement of the following two hearings, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5. Additional information, including new hearing dates, will be published on the Appropriations Committee website as it becomes available. THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015 POSTPONED - COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES SUBCOMMITTEE (Richard Shelby, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding … Continue Reading


03.03.15

Boozman Opening Statement on FY16 Budget Request for Treasury Dept., Internal Revenue Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 FY2016 budget request for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service:Hearing StatementSubcommittee on Financial Services and General GovernmentCommittee on Appropriations Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue ServiceBudget R… Continue Reading


03.03.15

Energy & Water Subcommittee Hearing on FY2016 Request for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Energy and Water Development Subcommittee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will conduct a hearing Wednesday, March 4 to review the FY 2016 budget request for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The 2:30 p.m. hearing will be webcast and testimony will be made available after the hearing begins. ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE (Lamar Alexander, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Nuclear Regulator… Continue Reading


03.03.15

Defense Subcommittee Hearing on FY2016 Budget Request for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Defense Subcommittee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) will conduct a hearing Wednesday, March 4, to review the FY2016 budget requests for the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The 10:30 a.m. hearing will be webcast and testimony will be made available after the hearing begins. DEFENSE SUBCOMMITTEE (Thad Cochran, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps 10:30 a.m., Room 192, Dirksen Senate O… Continue Reading


03.03.15

Interior Subcommittee Hearing on FY2016 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of the Interior

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will conduct a hearing Wednesday, March 4, to review the FY2016 budget requests for the U.S. Department of the Interior. The 10:00 a.m. hearing will be webcast and testimony will be made available after the hearing begins. Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of the Interior 10:00 a.m., Room 124, Dirksen Senate Office B… Continue Reading


03.02.15

Financial Services Subcommittee Hearing on FY2016 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of the Treasury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman John Boozman (R-Ark.) will conduct a hearing Tuesday, March 3, to review the FY2016 budget requests for the Department of the Treasury, including the Internal Revenue Service. The 2:30 p.m. hearing will be webcast (http://1.usa.gov/1ADg3Cy) and testimony will be made available after the hearing begins. FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT SUBCOMMITTEE (John Boozman, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Yea… Continue Reading


03.02.15

Cochran Calls for Renewed Use of Conference Committees as Homeland Security Funding Stalemate Continues

Chairman Critical of Refusal to Debate DHS Funding, Contentious Administration Policies Cochran audio: http://1.usa.gov/1Ay7glk WASHINGTON, D.C - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today said Senators should resume the regular practice of using conference committee negotiations with the House of Representatives to resolve policy differences between the two bodies. The Senate on Monday failed to reach the requisite number of votes needed to mo… Continue Reading


02.27.15

Cochran Names New Majority Clerks for Senate Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the appointment of new Republican Appropriations Subcommittee clerks. "I'm pleased that Carlisle Clarke, Tyler Owens, Jeremy Weirich, Brian Potts, Rachelle Schroeder and Bob Henke will be serving as subcommittee clerks for the Appropriations Committee. They each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to these jobs, and I know that they will carry out the committee's work with s… Continue Reading


02.26.15

Shelby Opening Statement on Department of Commerce FY2016 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, DC - Thursday, February 26, 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 FY2016 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce.The full text of Shelby's remarks, as prepared, is below."Today, I want to welcome Secretary Pritzker who will testify about the Department of Commerce's 2016 budget request. Thi… Continue Reading


02.26.15

Advisory: Committee Schedule for the Week of March 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of March 2, 2015. TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015 FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT SUBCOMMITTEE (John Boozman, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of the Treasury 2:30 p.m., Room 124, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses: The Honorable Jack LewSecretaryU.S. Department of the Treasury John KoskinenCommiss… Continue Reading


02.25.15

FY2016 Budget Request for U.S. Department of Commerce Subject of Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Subcommittee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) is scheduled to conduct a Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to review the FY2016 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The proceedings will be webcast and prepared testimony will be made available on the Committee website. Thursday, February 26, 2015 COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES SUBCOMMITTEE (Richard Shelby, Chairman) Hear… Continue Reading


02.24.15

Defense Panel to Review FY2016 U.S. Air Force Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing to review the FY2015 budget request for the U.S. Air Force begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. It will be webcast and prepared testimony will be made available on the Committee website. Wednesday, February 25, 2015 DEFENSE SUBCOMMITTEE (Thad Cochran, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Air Force 10:30 a.m., Room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building Webca… Continue Reading


02.23.15

Hearing to Review FY2016 U.S. State Department Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs hearing to review the FY2015 budget request for the U.S. Department of State begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday. It will be webcast and prepared testimony will be made available on the Committee website. Visit: http://1.usa.gov/1zD3x6K Tuesday, February 24, 2015 STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS SUBCOMMITTEE (Lindsey Graham, Chairman) Hearing to review Fiscal Year 2016 funding re… Continue Reading


02.20.15

Advisory: Committee Schedule for the Week of Feb. 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of Feb. 23, 2015. Tuesday, February 24, 2015 STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS SUBCOMMITTEE (Lindsey Graham, Chairman) Hearing to review Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of State 10 a.m., Room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witness: The Honorable John KerrySecretaryU.S. Department of State Wednesday, February 25, 20… Continue Reading


02.12.15

Cochran Statement on the Confirmation of Dr. Ash Carter to be Defense Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its Subcommittee on Defense, today committed to working with Dr. Ash Carter, the newly-confirmed Secretary of Defense, to meet the nation's security needs. The Senate voted 93-5 on Thursday to confirm Carter as Defense Secretary. Cochran supported Carter's confirmation. "I've met with Dr. Carter and believe he has the intellect and judgment to be a capable Defense Secretary. I look… Continue Reading


02.06.15

Media Advisory: Schedule for the Week of Feb. 9, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of Feb. 9, 2015: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE (Lamar Alexander, Chairman) Hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the U.S. Department of the Interior 2:30 p.m., Room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses: Jennifer Gimbel Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary… Continue Reading

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