Majority News Releases

01.18.18

Cochran: Continuing Resolution Approval Sets Stage for Progress on Budget, National Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today encouraged Senate passage of the House-passed short-term continuing resolution (CR) to maintain government operations through Feb. 16 and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years.

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12.21.17

Cochran Statement on New Continuing Resolution, Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement regarding the new continuing resolution (CR) and supplemental appropriations passed in the House of Representatives.

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12.07.17

Cochran: Continuing Resolution Key to Budget Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today encouraged Senators to support a short-term continuing resolution to fund the federal government through Dec. 22.

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12.05.17

Blunt-led Hearing Looks for Effective Ways to Combat Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing on how the federal government can more effectively combat the opioid crisis in America.

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11.29.17

Appropriations Subcommittee Schedules Hearing on Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee will conduct a hearing Tuesday, Dec. 5, to examine prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to the opioid crisis in America.

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11.21.17

FY2018 Defense Appropriations Bill Released

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released the FY2018 chairman’s recommendation and explanatory statement for the Department of Defense.

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11.21.17

FY2018 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Released

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released the FY2018 chairmen’s recommendation and explanatory statement for the Department of the Homeland Security.

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11.20.17

FY2018 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill Released

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released the FY2018 chairmen’s recommendation and explanatory statement for the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

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11.20.17

FY2018 Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Bill Released

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released the FY2018 chairmen’s recommendation and explanatory statement for the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill.

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11.17.17

Cochran Statement on Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s third request for supplemental disaster appropriations funding.

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11.16.17

Cochran Addresses FY2018 Appropriations Outlook

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement regarding the need for a budget deal between Congress and the administration in order to complete FY2018 appropriations bills.

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11.15.17

Moran Leads Hearing to Review VA Efforts to Curb Opioid Overmedication

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, today conducted a subcommittee hearing to review U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) actions to address opioid overmedication among veterans.

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11.09.17

Subcommittee Schedules Hearing on VA Efforts to Combat Opioid Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee will conduct a hearing Wednesday, Nov. 15, with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials to review the agency’s actions to prevent opioid overmedication.

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11.06.17

Cochran Statement on President Trump’s Request for Additional Defense Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today welcomed President Donald Trump’s request to Congress for $5.9 billion in additional appropriations to strengthen missile defense and improve security and counterterror operations.

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10.26.17

Cochran Welcomes Administration Attention to Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Trump’s address today regarding the opioid epidemic, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) welcomed the administration’s attention to the crisis.

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10.23.17

Cochran: Senate Should Approve Supplemental Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today encouraged his colleagues to approve supplemental appropriations for hurricane and wildfire relief.

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10.23.17

SUMMARY: Disaster Supplemental Appropriations

The United States has had a higher-than-average year of costly hurricanes, wildfires, and other natural disasters.  As a result, funding to address these disasters has run low and must be augmented with supplemental appropriations.  The disaster relief supplemental, which passed the House 353-69, mirrors the Trump administration’s request to Congress.

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10.13.17

Revised: Schedule for the Week of October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of October 16, 2017.

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10.04.17

Cochran Statement on Second Disaster Supplemental Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s request for new emergency supplemental funding to address recent natural disasters, including the damage caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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09.07.17

Committee Approves FY2018 Labor, HHS & Education Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Bill, establishing strong funding support for continued medical research, opioid abuse prevention, and education programs.

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