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11.05.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on Funding Request from White House to Fight Ebola Here and Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the President's request for emergency supplemental funding to address the Ebola outbreak: "We face a grave and deadly disease in the ongoing outbreak of Ebola, and I commend the President for acting to address this crisis at home and abroad. This Committee will evaluate the request and on Wednesday, November 12, we will convene a hearing that wil… Continue Reading


08.01.14

Mikulski on Senate approval of $225 million for Iron Dome

For Immediate ReleaseDate: August 1, 2014Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement following the passage of an Emergency Supplemental Funding bill to assist Israel: "It's right that we help our friends in Israel and adopt the Mikulski-Reid-McConnell amendment. It's crucial that Israel has the opportunity to defend itself while others are working on cease… Continue Reading


07.31.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on Rejection of Emergency Bill for Iron Dome, Wildfires & Border

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI STATEMENT ON REJECTION OF EMERGENCY BILL FOR IRON DOME, WILDFIRES & BORDER WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement this evening following the rejection of the emergency supplemental funding bill: "I am disappointed that we could not overcome the opposition to our efforts this evening to provide funds for Iron Dome, fighting wildfires an… Continue Reading


07.17.14

Committee Approves FY 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010Photos from before today's markup Committee Approves FY 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the Full Committee has approved the fiscal year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill unanimously by voice vote. The measure will be reported to the full Senate for consideration. Chairwoman Mikulski's opening … Continue Reading


07.17.14

Opening Statement of Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski: Defense Markup

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2014Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Opening Statement of Chairwoman Barbara A. MikulskiJuly 17, 2014 Full Committee Markup WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, today presided over the markup of the fiscal year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill. The bill provides… Continue Reading


07.17.14

FY15 Defense Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Durbin Press Office: (202) 224-7028 SUMMARYDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 17, 2014 Washington, DC - The Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act, 2015 provides $549.3 billion in base and overseas contingency operation funding, compared to $572 billi… Continue Reading


07.15.14

FY15 Defense Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Durbin Press Office: (202) 224-7028 Photos from before today's markup SUMMARYDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 15, 2014 Washington, DC - The Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations Act, 2015 provides $549.3 billion in base and overseas contingency opera… Continue Reading


07.10.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of July 14, 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin)* Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Markup of the FY15 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014 Depar​tment of Homeland Security Subcommittee (Chairwoman Landrieu) Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Strengthening Trade Enforcement to Protect Am… Continue Reading


06.16.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of June 16, 2014

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014 Energy and Water Development Subcommittee (Chairwoman Feinstein)* Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Markup of the FY15 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee (Chairman Leahy)* Time and Location: 4:00 p.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Markup of the FY15 Department of State, Foreign Oper… Continue Reading


06.06.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of June 9, 2014

***Please not the time and location change highlighted below TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Subcommittee (Chairman Harkin)* Time and Location: 2:15 p.m., in Room S-128 of the Capitol Building Agenda: Markup of the fiscal year 2015 Appropriations Bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-1… Continue Reading


05.29.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of June 2, 2014

***Please note the updated time highlighted below.TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee (Chairman Murray)* Time and Location: 10:30 a.m., in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Markup of the Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee (Chairwoman Mikulski)* Time and Location: 11:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of… Continue Reading


05.19.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of May 19, 2014

***Please note the updated times highlighted below.MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 9:30 a.m. CDT, at the Phoenix Military Academy, 145 S. Campbell Ave, Chicago, IL Agenda: Immigrant Enlistment: A Force Multiplier for the U.S. Armed Forces Witnesses: Panel IThe Honorable Luis Gutierrez4th District of IllinoisUnited Stated House of Representatives The Honorable Bill Foster11th District of IllinoisUnited Stat… Continue Reading


05.08.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of May 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Defense Research and Innovation Witness: Alan Shaffer Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Department of Defense Arati Prab… Continue Reading


04.09.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Focused On Ensuring American Troops & Their Families Have Reliable Access To Best Health Care Programs

Date: April 10, 2014 Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today attended a hearing of the Defense Subcommittee to discuss military health. Chairwoman Mikulski’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow: “Thank you, Chairman Durbin and Ranking Member Cochran for your leadership on this subcommittee and here in the Senate. You all did so much to help us successfully pass … Continue Reading


04.03.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of April 7, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee (Chairman Leahy) Time and Location: 10:15 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: FY 2015 Budget Request for the United States Agency for International Development Witnesses: Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development Legislative Branch Subcommittee (Chairwoman Shaheen) Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Bui… Continue Reading


03.28.14

Hearing Schedule for the Week of March 31, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: The Department of the Air Force Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request Witnesses: Deborah Lee James, Secretary, U.S. Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force General Frank J. Grass, Chief, National Guard Bureau Lieutenant General Stanley E. Clarke III, Director, Air National Guard Lieutenant Gene… Continue Reading


03.28.14

Schedule for the Week of March 24th

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Military Construction, Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairman Johnson) Time & Location: 10:00 a.m., Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: An overview on the Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request to Congress. Witness: The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs Accompanied by: The Honorable Robert A. Petzel, MD, Under Secretary for Health The Honor… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of April 22, 2013

***UPDATED Schedule for the Week of April 22, 2013*** Please note changes to the schedule highlighted below Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Interior, Environment Subcommittee (Chairman Reed) Time and Location: 9:30 a.m., in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for The Environmental Protection Agency. Witness: The Honorable Bob Perciasepe Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator Environmental Protection Agency … Continue Reading


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of May 6, 2013

Schedule for the Week of May 6, 2013 *Please note changes to the schedule highlighted below Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Legislative Branch Subcommittee (Chairwoman Shaheen) Time and Location: 9:30 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: FY 2014 Budget Request for the Library of Congress and the Open World Leadership Center. Witnesses: The Honorable James H. Billington Librarian of Congress The Library of Congress Ambassador John O'Keefe Executiv… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Focuses on Eliminating Sexual Assault in the Military at Defense Hearing Earlier Today

For Immediate Release May 8, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal (202) 224-1010 / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-3751 Link to Audio download and link to Video download Q&A Audio download and Q&A Video download CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF ENDING SEQUESTER AND FOCUSES ON ELIMINATING SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY AT DEFENSE SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON FY14 AIR FORCE BUDGET REQUEST WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the full Senate Appropr… Continue Reading

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