Majority News Releases

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


06.01.23

Senator Murray Speaks on Debt Limit Agreement on Senate Floor

***WATCH: Senator Murray’s full floor remarks*** Senator Murray: “The funding decisions we make right here in this chamber are not just numbers on a page. They are investments in people, in families, in our communities, and ultimately: in our country’s future.” Senator Murray: “While I know the President has pushed hard to hold the line on recent progress and protect vulnerable people who need support and reject House Republicans’ most extreme demands, we ha… Continue Reading


05.18.23

ICYMI: Senate Appropriations Hearing Makes Clear: Undercutting American Investments Forfeits Future to China

ICYMI: As Competition with China Intensifies, Senator Murray Makes Clear: America Cannot Stay Ahead Unless Our Investments Keep Pace – MORE HERE   ICYMI: Murray and Collins Plan to Begin Bipartisan Senate Appropriations Markups in June – MORE HERE   (Washington, D.C.) – In case you missed it: earlier this week, the Senate Appropriations Committee met for a full committee hearing with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Bli… Continue Reading


05.17.23

Murray and Collins Plan to Begin Bipartisan Senate Appropriations Markups in June

Washington, D.C. - Today, 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, announced their plans to hold markups of bipartisan funding bills in June. "As yesterday's hearing made clear, passing bipartisan, on-time appropriations bills is critical if we want to stay ahead of competitors like the Chinese government," said Chair Murray and Vice Chair Collins. "There are countless challenges that hin… Continue Reading


05.16.23

As Competition with China Intensifies, Senator Murray Makes Clear: America Cannot Stay Ahead Unless Our Investments Keep Pace

Senator Murray: “China isn’t debating whether to invest in its future, or cut and cap the investments that keep it competitive, and China does not operate on CRs….If we want to stay competitive—if we want to stay ahead—we have to stay the course and build on our investments.”   ***WATCH: Senator Murray’s opening remarks***   ***WATCH: Senator Murray discusses need to ensure our investments keep pace with Secretaries Austin, Blinken, and Rai… Continue Reading


05.16.23

Senator Murray Opening Remarks at Full Committee Hearing on Strengthening America's Security and Competitiveness and the Path Ahead for the US-China Relationship

***WATCH: Senator Murray's opening remarks***   Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a full committee hearing with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to examine President Biden’s budget request in the context of the U.S.-China relationship and discuss the investments needed in the upcoming fiscal year to stren… Continue Reading

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