Minority News Releases

02.04.16

Mikulski Calls on Senate to Act on Flint Lead Crisis

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today took to the Senator floor to call for action on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Senator Mikulski’s statement, as delivered, follows:

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01.20.16

Mikulski Focused on Resources and Actions Needed to Keep American Communities and Families Safe from Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittee, attended a CJS hearing on the Department of Justice’s role in implementing new executive actions related to gun violence.

 

The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski’s remarks, as prepared for delivery:

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12.18.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on Passage of Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016:

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12.18.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Floor Statement on the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor about the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016.

The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski’s remarks, as prepared for delivery:

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12.16.15

SUMMARY: CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee released a summary of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, the fiscal year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill that totals $1.15 trillion in discretionary spending in compliance with the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.  The bill funds the government through September 30, 2016.

The bill includes: $1,067 billion in base funding; $73.7 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations; $7.1 billion of disaster aid; $1.5 billion for program integrity; and $700 million in emergency funding.

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12.10.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on Clean, Short-Term Continuing Funding Resolution

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed a clean, short-term continuing funding resolution (CR) that will keep the government open through Wednesday, December 16, 2015, while Congress continues work on a bipartisan fiscal year 2016 Omnibus:

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11.10.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on Senate Passage of FY16 Veterans Affairs & Military Construction Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the fiscal year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies appropriations bill:

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11.10.15

Mikulski Floor Statement on FY16 Veterans & Military Construction Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor about the fiscal year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (VA), and Related Agencies appropriations bill.

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11.03.15

Mikulski and Lowey Statement Following Meeting with President Obama

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) today released the following statement after meeting with President Obama about the Appropriations process:

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10.30.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Budget Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed the bipartisan budget deal for fiscal years 2016 and 2017:

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10.28.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on Bipartisan Budget Deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the House passed a new bipartisan budget deal for fiscal years 2016 and 2017:

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10.08.15

Mikulski Floor Statement on FY16 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor about the fiscal year 2016 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill and urged her colleagues to support ongoing budget negotiations to cancel sequester.
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09.30.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on Final Passage of Clean CR

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate voted to pass a clean, short-term continuing funding resolution (CR) to keep the government open while Congress works on a new budget deal that cancels sequester and writes a bipartisan fiscal year 2016 Omnibus:

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09.24.15

Mikulski Statement on the Continuing Funding Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued a statement on passing a clean, short-term continuing funding resolution (CR) to keep the government open while Congress works on a new budget deal that cancels sequester and writes a bipartisan fiscal year 2016 Omnibus.

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09.22.15

Mikulski Statement on GOP Continuing Funding Resolution with Planned Parenthood Poison Pill Rider

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the release of the Senate continuing funding resolution that includes a poison pill rider to defund Planned Parenthood: "We are eight days away from a government shutdown. Let's stop wasting time with these political stunts. We need a new budget deal that invests in America to protect our national security, rebuild our physical inf… Continue Reading


08.05.15

Mikulski Statement on Moving Forward on Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on moving forward on appropriations and negotiating a new budget deal to end sequester: "Mr. President, This month, the Senate Appropriations Committee completed its work on 12 bills to fund the government for fiscal year 2016 which begins October 1, 2015. "I congratulate Chairman Cochran and his Subcommittee Chairs for a full and open… Continue Reading


07.23.15

Mikulski Remarks at Full Committee Markup of FSGG Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, participated in the Full Committee markup of the fiscal year 2016 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) bill. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as prepared for delivery: "I want to congratulate Chairman Cochran. Upon the conclusion of this markup, the Committee will have finished all 12 appropriations bills for fiscal year 2016. I ap… Continue Reading


07.23.15

FY16 FSGG Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

SUMMARY FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILL Full Committee Mark: July 23, 2015 Washington, D.C.-The fiscal year 2016 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill provides a total of $20.7 billion, including $159 million in disaster emergency funds. This bill's discretionary funding level is $1.1 billion below the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and nearly $4 billion below the President's requested level… Continue Reading


07.23.15

Top Democratic Appropriators Mikulski and Lowey Urge Republican Majorities to Engage Immediately in Negotiations for New, Workable Budget Deal

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee issued the following joint statement on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees completing markups of all 12 Appropriations bills: "As of today, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have completed markups of the 12 Appropriations bills. But our work is f… Continue Reading


07.22.15

FY16 FSGG Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

SUMMARY FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILL Subcommittee Mark: July 22, 2015 Washington, D.C.-The fiscal year 2016 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill provides a total of $20.7 billion, including $159 million in disaster emergency funds. This bill's discretionary funding level is $1.1 billion below the fiscal year 2015 enacted level and nearly $4 billion below the President's requested level. Th… Continue Reading

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