Majority News Releases

03.21.18

FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Released

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today endorsed passage of omnibus appropriations legislation that provides the largest funding increase for the American military in 15 years and makes significant investments in national priorities like infrastructure, border security and the opioid epidemic.

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02.12.18

Cochran Statement on President Trump's Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s FY2019 budget request.

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02.09.18

Cochran: Cooperative, Bipartisan Effort Needed to Complete FY2018 Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today said Congress will need to work in a cooperative and bipartisan fashion over the next several weeks to complete the FY2018 appropriations process successfully.

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02.08.18

Links to Budget Agreement Text, CR Summary, Disaster Relief Summary

Continuing Resolution Summary: https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/download/continuing-resolution-summary Disaster Relief Summary: https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/download/supplemental-appropriations-summary Legislative Text: https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/download/bipartisan-budget-act-of-2018-text… Continue Reading


02.07.18

Legislation Introduced to Fund Government through March 23

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today advocated for approval of Senate legislation filed Wednesday to avert a government shutdown, provide critical disaster relief, and, importantly, set the stage to complete the FY2018 appropriations process in coming weeks.

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01.22.18

Cochran Welcomes End of Government Shutdown, Again Advocates for Budget Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today voted to end a partial government shutdown and reiterated his call for a broad budget agreement to keep the U.S. military and other government programs funding.

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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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