Majority News Releases

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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09.07.17

Committee Approves FY2018 State & Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2018 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill with $51.35 billion for diplomatic and humanitarian programs that strengthen U.S. national security and support American values abroad.

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09.06.17

Cochran Advocates Swift Senate Action on Hurricane Response, Debt Ceiling, Government Operations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today encouraged swift approval of legislation to address critical disaster response needs and to meet the funding obligations of the nation.

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09.06.17

FY2018 State & Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill Approved by Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs today approved a $51.35 billion appropriations bill to strengthen federal programs and operations that support national security and American values abroad.

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09.06.17

FY2018 Labor, HHS & Education Appropriations Bill Gains Subcommittee Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee today approved a FY2018 funding bill that continues to invest in critical medical research, opioid abuse prevention and treatment, and education.

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09.01.17

Cochran Statement on Hurricane Harvey Response Funding Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s initial request for supplemental appropriations to support Hurricane Harvey-related response and relief efforts.

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08.31.17

Revised Schedule for the Week of September 4, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of September 4, 2017. 

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07.27.17

FY2018 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill Approved

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2018 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill with funding and policy provisions to improve operations and address heightened security requirements for those who work at or visit the U.S. Capitol complex.

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07.27.17

Committee Advances FY2018 Transportation, HUD Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which prioritizes funding for critical transportation projects, community development initiatives, and core housing programs that serve the nation’s most vulnerable individuals.

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07.27.17

Committee Approves FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which would provide funding for law enforcement, economic prosperity, scientific research, and space exploration and other national priorities.

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