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06.09.16

Mikulski Statement at Full Committee Markup of FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, participated in a Full Committee markup to consider the fiscal year 2017 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Bill.

         

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

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06.09.16

FY17 LHHS Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Washington, D.C. – The fiscal year 2017 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill provides a total of $163.8 billion.  This figure includes $161.9 billion in discretionary funding as well as $1.96 billion in cap adjustment funding, a $437 million increase, to prevent waste, fraud, abuse and improper payments in the Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security programs.

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06.08.16

Mikulski Floor Statement on Reed-Mikulski Amendment

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 Reed-Mikulski amendment to keep parity between defense and non-defense spending.

      

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

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06.07.16

FY17 LHHS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Washington, D.C. – The fiscal year 2017 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill provides a total of $163.8 billion.  This figure includes $161.9 billion in discretionary funding as well as $1.96 billion in cap adjustment funding, a $437 million increase, to prevent waste, fraud, abuse and improper payments in the Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security programs.

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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

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


01.29.15

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Rosters Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Vice Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) today announced members for the 12 subcommittees that make up the Senate Committee on Appropriations. The majority and minority rosters are listed below, along with the chairmen and ranking member designations that were announced earlier this month. Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairmanRoy Blunt (R-Mo.)Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)Mi… Continue Reading


01.23.15

Mikulski Applauds President Obama's Focus on Child Care Affordability

Senator notes past accomplishments and looks forward to continued progress on making child care more affordable for working families. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and senior member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today praised President Obama's plan to make child care more affordable for working American families. "I applaud President Obama's plan to make quality child car… Continue Reading


01.12.15

Mikulski Applauds President Obama’s Initiative to Make Community College Education More Affordable for American Families

Senator has embarked on Maryland College Affordability Tour to discuss her continued fight for access to quality, affordable higher education WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and member of the Senate Community College Caucus, today applauded President Obama's plan to make community college more affordable for American families. "I applaud the President's proposal to make community college t… Continue Reading


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


09.16.14

Prepared Statement of Chairwoman Mikulski at Joint Committee Hearing on the Ebola Outbreak

For Immediate ReleaseDate: September 16, 2014Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Video of Chairwoman MikulskiPhotos from the hearing STATEMENT OF CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI AT JOINT COMMITTEE HEARING ON THE EBOLA OUTBREAK Says we need a roadmap for immediate response to this human tragedy and global threat as well as for long range public health needs WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today participated in a joint Labor, Health and… Continue Reading


09.11.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of September 15, 2014

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Subcommittee (Chairman Harkin)* Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SH-216 of the Hart Senate Office Building Agenda: Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat Witnesses: Panel I Beth P. Bell, MD, MPHDirectorNational Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious DiseasesCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GA Anthony S. Fauci, MDDirectorNational… 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


07.24.14

FY15 LHHS Subcommittee Reported Bill and Draft Report

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 FY 2015 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Reported Bill and Draft Report WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2015 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee reported bill and draft subcommittee report… Continue Reading


07.23.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Releases Summary of Emergency Supplemental Funding Bill

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Chairwoman Mikulski Releases Summary of Emergency Supplemental Funding Bill WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the draft of the Emergency Supplemental Funding Bill. The bill will provide funds to fight the growing number of wildfires, to support our close ally Israel's Iron Do… Continue Reading


07.22.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on Emergency Supplemental Funding Bill

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI STATEMENT ON EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING BILL WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on the Senate Emergency Supplemental Funding bill she plans to introduce tomorrow: "Tomorrow, I plan to introduce Emergency Supplemental Funding legislation that will provide funds to meet urgent needs, including fighting wildfires, helping our cl… Continue Reading


07.16.14

Mikulski Floor Statement on Emergency Supplemental Funding for Children Seeking Refuge in the U.S.

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 ***Video of Floor Statement*** Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski's Floor Statement on the President's Emergency Supplemental Funding Request for Children Seeking Refuge in the U.S. "It is not a border enforcement problem. It is a criminal gang problem in Central America…We need to meet these urgent humanitarian needs, and we need to focus on our hemisphere to brea… Continue Reading


07.08.14

White House Supplemental Request

Washington, DC - Today the Appropriations Committee released the text of the White House $3.7 billion supplemental request to address the humanitarian crisis on the Southwest border caused by an influx of unaccompanied children from Central America. The request also includes $615 million for emergency wildfire suppression.… Continue Reading


07.08.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on President’s Emergency Funding Request

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement in response to the President's $4.3 billion emergency funding request: "The Appropriations Committee has received the President's request for $4.3 billion to address two immediate emergencies: the refuge crisis of unaccompanied children arriving by thousands on the Southwestern border and the emerging disasters cau… Continue Reading

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