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07.20.23

BILL SUMMARY: State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill

  Bill strengthens America’s security and competitiveness, maintains our global leadership, strengthens engagement in the Indo-Pacific, invests in global health security, and delivers much-needed humanitarian aid    Washington, D.C. – The Fiscal Year 2024 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act provides $61.608 billion in total discretionary funding for the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and ot… Continue Reading


07.20.23

BILL SUMMARY: Energy and Water Development Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill

  Bill propels cutting-edge scientific research, protects energy security, keeps waterways flowing to irrigate crops, funds environmental clean-up projects, and more   Washington, D.C. - The Fiscal Year 2024 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act provides $58.095 billion in total funding for the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, and independent agencies.   “Our energy and water infrastructure need significant investment to meet the needs of Ameri… Continue Reading


07.13.23

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Legislative Branch, Commerce-Justice-Science, and Financial Services Bills

Committee unanimously approves Legislative Branch bill in 29-0 vote   Committee approves Commerce-Justice-Science bill in 28-1 vote   Committee unanimously approves Financial Services bill in 29-0 vote   ***WATCH: Senator Murray’s opening remarks***   Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee met and approved the fiscal year 2024 Legislative Branch; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; and Financial Services and General Gov… Continue Reading


07.13.23

Chair Van Hollen Remarks on Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill at Markup

  ICYMI: Summary of the Financial Services and General Government 2024 Appropriations Bill – READ HERE   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Chair of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks on the Financial Services and General Government Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill as the full committee meets to consider the bill.   Senator Van Hollen’s remarks, as delivered, are below:  … Continue Reading


07.13.23

Chair Shaheen Remarks on Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill at Markup

   ICYMI: Summary of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill – READ HERE   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks on the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill as the full committee meets to consider the bill.   Senator Shaheen’s remark… Continue Reading


07.13.23

Chair Reed Remarks on Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill at Markup

  ICYMI: Summary of the Legislative Branch Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill – READ HERE   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Chair of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks on the Legislative Branch Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill as the full committee meets to consider the bill.   Senator Reed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below:   “The fiscal year 2024 Legislative Branch appropri… Continue Reading


07.13.23

Chair Murray Opening Remarks at Full Committee Markup of Legislative Branch, CJS, FSGG Appropriations Acts

  ICYMI: Summary of the Legislative Branch Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill – READ HERE   ICYMI: Summary of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill – READ HERE   ICYMI: Summary of the Financial Services and General Government 2024 Appropriations Bill – READ HERE   ***WATCH: Senator Murray’s opening remarks***   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Sen… Continue Reading


07.13.23

BILL SUMMARY: Financial Services and General Government Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill

  Bill supports small businesses, strengthens our economy, protects Americans’ bank accounts, and invests in a capable, responsive government    Washington, D.C. – The Financial Services and General Government fiscal year 2024 appropriations bill provides $16.95 billion to fund the operations of the Department of the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President, the federal judiciary, the District of Columbia, the Small Business Administration, and more than two … Continue Reading


07.13.23

BILL SUMMARY: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill

  Legislation invests in strengthening America’s economy, keeping Americans safe, and propelling cutting-edge research   Washington, D.C. – The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) fiscal year 2024 appropriations bill provides a total of $71.734 billion in discretionary funding.   The bill invests in a wide range of critical programs that affect the lives of all Americans. The bill provides $37.956 billion for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to k… Continue Reading


07.13.23

BILL SUMMARY: Legislative Branch Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill

Bill provides resources needed to carry out the work of the American people, protect the Capitol, and support the officers who keep it safe   Washington, D.C. – The Legislative Branch fiscal year 2024 appropriations bill provides $6.761 billion in funding for the operations of the United States Senate, the United States Capitol Police, the Library of Congress, the Government Accountability Office, the Copyright Office, the Congressional Research Service, the Congressional Budget Off… Continue Reading


07.11.23

Senate Appropriations Committee Hosts JDRF Children’s Congress

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Susan Collins (R-ME), Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, as well as Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, hosted a hearing titled, “Accelerating Breakthroughs: How the Special Diabetes Program Is Creating Hope for those Living with Type 1 Diabetes.” The hearing was held in conjunction with the JDRF Children’s Congress, a biennial event to raise awa… Continue Reading


06.26.23

Senator Murray Leads Congressional Delegation to Europe Ahead of July NATO Summit in Lithuania

  Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) embark on a congressional delegation to Lithuania, Norway, and Belgium. The Senators’ visit comes just before Lithuania is set to host a NATO Summit in Vilnius from July 11-12. The Senators’ CODEL will take place from June 22 to June 29.   The delegation will meet with U.S. diplomats and host nation government… Continue Reading


06.22.23

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Military Construction-VA Bill, Agriculture-FDA Bill, and Subcommittee Allocations

Murray holds first markup as Chair as Committee returns to regular order to write and pass the strongest possible funding bills Committee approves Military Construction-VA and Agriculture-FDA bills in 28-0 votes ICYMI: Senators Murray and Collins Issue Statement After First Full Committee Markup in Two Years, Commit to Senate’s Voice Being Heard in Appropriations Process – MORE HERE Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Committee met for its first full … Continue Reading


06.22.23

Senators Murray and Collins Issue Statement After First Full Committee Markup in Two Years, Commit to Senate’s Voice Being Heard in Appropriations Process

Washington, D.C. — Senate Appropriators voted unanimously today to advance the Fiscal Year 2024 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies bill and the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill. U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee respectively, issued the following statement on the first Senate Appropriations full committee ma… Continue Reading


06.22.23

Chair Heinrich Remarks on Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA Appropriations Bill at Markup

ICYMI: Summary of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill – READ HERE   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks on the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 202… Continue Reading


06.22.23

Chair Murray Remarks on Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill at Markup

ICYMI: Summary of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill – READ HERE   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks on the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill as the Committee … Continue Reading


06.22.23

Chair Murray Opening Remarks at Full Committee Markup

ICYMI: Summary of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill – READ HERE ICYMI: Summary of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill – READ HERE   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, gaveled in the first Senate Appropriations Committee markup this Congress and delivere… Continue Reading


06.22.23

BILL SUMMARY: Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill

Legislation keeps our promise to veterans by fully funding veterans’ medical care and benefits, strengthens our national security, and supports servicemembers and military families Committee to consider legislation at 10:30 AM ET - TUNE IN HERE   Washington, D.C. - The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Act fiscal year 2024 appropriations bill provides the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and related agencies $135.3 billion in non-defense discretionary funding, a… Continue Reading


06.22.23

BILL SUMMARY: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill

Legislation fully funds nutrition assistance programs with a significant funding boost for WIC, invests in agricultural research to support farmers and ranchers, and protects America’s food supply and families’ health Committee to consider legislation at 10:30 AM ET – TUNE IN HERE   Washington, D.C. – The Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies fiscal year 2024 appropriations bill provides $25.993 billion in funding. … Continue Reading


06.02.23

Murray Statement on Senate Passage of Debt Ceiling Legislation

ICYMI: Senator Murray Delivers Senate Floor Speech on Debt Limit Agreement– MORE HERE ***WATCH: Senator Murray’s full floor remarks*** Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on Senate passage of debt ceiling legislation: “Tonight, I joined my colleagues in voting to avoid a default that would have decimated our nation’s economy, families’ financial security, an… Continue Reading

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