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07.09.15

Mikulski Remarks at Full Committee Markup of SFOPS Appropriations 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 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) bill. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as prepared for delivery: "I appreciate the work done by Chairman Graham and Ranking Member Leahy on the State and Foreign Operations bill. They did a good job with the spartan sequeste… Continue Reading


07.09.15

FY16 SFOPS Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

SUMMARY STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILL Full Committee Mark: July 9, 2015 Washington, D.C.-The fiscal year 2016 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) bill provides a total of $48.27 billion in non-emergency discretionary budget authority, which is $997 million below the fiscal year 2015 enacted level of $49.27 billion excluding emergency funding for Ebola. In addition the bill provides $759 million for emergency costs… Continue Reading


07.07.15

FY16 SFOPS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

SUMMARY DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILL Subcommittee Mark: July 7, 2015 Washington, D.C.-The fiscal year 2016 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (SFOPS) bill provides a total of $48.27 billion in non-emergency discretionary budget authority, which is $997 million below the fiscal year 2015 enacted level of $49.27 billion excluding emergency funding for Ebola. In addition the bill provides $759 m… Continue Reading


06.25.15

FY16 LHHS Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Murray Press Office: Eli Zupnick (202) 224-2621 SUMMARY DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILL Full Committee Mark: June 25, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies bill provid… Continue Reading


06.25.15

FY16 THUD Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Chip Unruh w/ Reed Press Office: (202) 224-4642 SUMMARYTRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 25, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) bill provides a total of $55.6 billion in discretionary budget author… Continue Reading


06.25.15

Mikulski Remarks at Full Committee Markup of THUD & LHHS Appropriations Bills

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 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) and Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations bills. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as prepared for delivery: "Today, we are considering the eighth… Continue Reading


06.23.15

FY16 LHHS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Murray Press Office: Eli Zupnick (202) 224-2621 SUMMARYDEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 23, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies bill provides a total of $154.7 billion. … Continue Reading


06.23.15

FY16 THUD Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Chip Unruh w/ Reed Press Office: (202) 224-4642 SUMMARYTRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 23, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) bill provides a total of $55.6 billion in discretionary budget authorit… Continue Reading


06.18.15

FY16 DHS Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Ryan Nickel, Shaheen Press Office: (202) 224-5553 SUMMARYDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYFISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 18, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill provides a total of $47.09 billion for discretionary programs, including $160 million for Coast Guard Overseas Contingency Operat… Continue Reading


06.18.15

FY16 Interior & Environment Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá (Appropriations): (202) 224-2667Jennifer Talhelm (Udall): (202) 228-6870 SUMMARYINTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 18, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill provides a total of $31.06 billion, including $30.01 billion in discretionary funding and $1.05 billion in emergency firefighting… Continue Reading


06.18.15

Mikulski Remarks at Full Committee Markup of Interior & Homeland Security Appropriations Bills

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 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Interior) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bills. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as prepared for delivery: "Thank you, Chairman Cochran. Today, we have two bills: Interior and Homeland Security. I appreciate the Chai… Continue Reading


06.18.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on Defense Bills

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 on final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (NDAA) and on the motion to proceed to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016: "Mr. President, I rise today to commend the honorable men and women in Maryland - including the 28,939 men and women on active duty, the 6,223 in the N… Continue Reading


06.16.15

FY16 DHS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Ryan Nickel, Shaheen Press Office: (202) 224-5553 SUMMARYDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYFISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 16, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill provides a total of $47.09 billion for discretionary programs, including $160 million for Coast Guard Overseas Contingency Operatio… Continue Reading


06.16.15

FY16 Interior & Environment Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá (Appropriations): (202) 224-2667Jennifer Talhelm (Udall): (202) 228-6870 SUMMARYINTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 16, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill provides a total of $31.06 billion, including $30.01 billion in discretionary funding and $1.05 billion in emergency firefighting f… Continue Reading


06.11.15

FY16 Legislative Branch Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Karen Lightfoot w/Schatz: (202) 224-4305 SUMMARYLEGISLATIVE BRANCH FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 11, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee ordered reported fiscal year 2016 Legislative Branch funding legislation that totals $4.309 billion in discretionary budget authority. Total funding is $9 millio… Continue Reading


06.11.15

FY16 CJS Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Alanna Wellspeak w/Mikulski: (202) 228-1122 SUMMARYCOMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 11, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill provides a total of $51.1 billion in discreti… Continue Reading


06.11.15

FY16 Defense Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Durbin Press Office: (202) 228-5244 SUMMARYDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 11, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act, 2016 provides $575.9 billion in base and Overseas Contingency Operation (OCO) funding, compared to $554.2 billion enacted in fiscal year 2015 and $57… Continue Reading


06.11.15

Mikulski Statements on CJS Bill & Funding Amendment at Full Committee Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS), participated in the Full Committee markup of the fiscal year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. Senator Mikulski offered a funding amendment to provide the resources to make a good bill, a great bill. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks on the… Continue Reading


06.11.15

Mikulski Opening Statement at Full Committee Markup of FY16 CJS, Defense & Legislative Branch Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS), participated in a Full Committee markup to consider the fiscal year 2016 Department of Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; and Legislative Branch appropriations bills. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as prepared for delivery: "Thank you, Chairman Cochran. … Continue Reading


06.10.15

FY16 CJS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Alanna Wellspeak w/Mikulski: (202) 228-1122 SUMMARYCOMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 10, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill provides a total of $51.1 billion in discretion… Continue Reading

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