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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


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of May 13, 2013

Schedule for the Week of May 13, 2013 Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Homeland Security Subcommittee (Chairwoman Landrieu) Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: FY 2014 Budget Request for the U.S. Coast Guard. Witness: Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. Commandant U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: CLOSED SESSION—10:00 a.m., in Room SVC-217 Age… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of May 20, 2013

Schedule for the Week of May 20, 2013 *Please note changes to the schedule highlighted below Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Legislative Branch Subcommittee (Chairwoman Shaheen) Time and Location: 9:30 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for the Government Accountability Office, Government Printing Office, and the Congressional Budget Office. Witnesses: Mr. Gene L. Dodaro Comptroller General United States Gov… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Announces Agreement Among DoD, VA, IRS, SSA to Work Together to End Gridlock of VA Claims Backlog

WASHINGTON – Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), joined by Senator Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, today announced the initial results of a roundtable discussion with senior Administration officials, including Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, and Internal Revenue Service Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support Beth T… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of June 3, 2013

Schedule for the Week of June 3, 2013 **Changes to the schedule highlighted below** Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee (Chairman Murray) Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: An overview of the Federal Housing Administration. Witnesses: The Honorable Carol Galante Commissioner Federal Housing Administration The Honorable David A. Montoya Inspector General … Continue Reading


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of June 10, 2013

Schedule for the Week of June 10, 2013 Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Department Leadership Witnesses: The Honorable Chuck Hagel Secretary Department of Defense General Martin Dempsey Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff… Continue Reading

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