Majority News Releases

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


02.04.15

Cochran Encourages Debate on FY2015 Homeland Security Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today encouraged the Senate to begin debate on legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, including debate on the executive actions taken by President Obama to weaken enforcement of the nation's immigration laws. Speaking to the Senate on Wednesday morning, Cochran said the Senate should not shy away from a full debate on a funding bill that is critical to ensuring the securi… Continue Reading


02.02.15

Media Advisory: Senate Appropriators to Meet with King Abudullah II of Jordan on Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Vice Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and other committee members are scheduled to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, in the U.S. Capitol. A brief photo opportunity for the news media will occur at the beginning of the meeting. Questions from the media will not be entertained. Members of the media are requested to gather in the hallway outside the Senate Appropriat… Continue Reading


02.02.15

Cochran on President's FY2016 Budget: Congress Will Insist on Greater Budget Discipline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today said President Obama's FY2016 budget lacks the fiscal discipline needed by a nation still recovering from a long economic downturn. The President on Monday submitted to Congress a nearly $4.0 trillion budget for FY2016, marking the beginning of the annual federal budget and appropriations process. "The President has the right to propose all manner of new spending and tax increases in… Continue Reading


01.29.15

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Rosters Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Vice Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) today announced members for the 12 subcommittees that make up the Senate Committee on Appropriations. The majority and minority rosters are listed below, along with the chairmen and ranking member designations that were announced earlier this month. Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairmanRoy Blunt (R-Mo.)Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)M… Continue Reading


01.20.15

Cochran Announces Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Chairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced subcommittee chairmen for the 114th Congress, indicating he expects this team to help produce and advance individual appropriations bills that are in the public interest and that reflect credit on the Senate. "I am optimistic about working with this team and appreciative of the leadership they will provide the committee. I also look forward to working with Vice Chairwoman Mikulski and the entire c… Continue Reading

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