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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


06.09.15

FY16 Department of Defense Subcommittee 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 BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 9, 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 $577.9… Continue Reading


05.21.15

FY16 Military Construction & Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Marnee Banks w/Tester (202) 228-0371 SUMMARYMILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: May 21, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agency Appropriations Bill provides a t… Continue Reading


05.21.15

FY16 Energy & Water Development Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Feinstein Press Office: (202) 224-9629 SUMMARYENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: May 21, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Full Committee ordered reported fiscal year 2016 Energy and Water Development funding legislation that totals $35.4 billion in discretionary budget authorit… Continue Reading


05.21.15

Mikulski Offers Alternative Allocations, Providing the Needed Resources for America’s Security & Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, participated in the first fiscal year 2016 Full Committee markup. The Committee considered the fiscal year 2016 subcommittee allocations as well as the fiscal year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) bill and the fiscal year 2016 Energy and Water Development (E&W) bill. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, … Continue Reading


05.19.15

FY16 Energy and Water Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Feinstein Press Office: (202) 224-9629 SUMMARYENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: May 19, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development approved fiscal year 2016 funding legislation that totals $35.4 billion in discretionary budget authority, which… Continue Reading


05.19.15

FY16 MilConVA Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá w/Appropriations: (202) 224-2667 Marnee Banks w/Tester (202) 228-0371 SUMMARYMILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: May 19, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agency Appropriations Bill provides a tot… Continue Reading


05.07.15

Mikulski Stresses Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Reforms and Resources at Hearing on DOJ Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittee, attended a CJS hearing to review the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Department of Justice (DOJ). The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as prepared for delivery: "I'm glad to be here with Chairman Shelby and happy Loretta Lynch was finally confirmed as the United States At… Continue Reading


04.16.15

Mikulski Opening Statement for CJS Hearing on NASA FY16 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittee, attended a CJS hearing to review the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as prepared for delivery: "Since our last CJS hearing, you've probably heard I've decided not to run for a sixth… Continue Reading


03.27.15

Mikulski Statement on Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the passage of the Senate Budget Resolution, S. Con. Res. 11: "A budget isn't just about numbers and programs; it's also about our values as a nation. It was my hope that we would pass a budget that gave middle class families a much deserved raise, invested in infrastructure and innovation and met compelling human needs. But th… Continue Reading


03.12.15

Mikulski Opening Statement for CJS Hearing on DOJ Law Enforcement Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittee, attended a CJS hearing to review the fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The followin… Continue Reading


03.04.15

Mikulski Applauds President Signing DHS Funding into Law, Marking Completion of FY15 Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued a statement in response to the President signing a full year Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill. All 12 fiscal year 2015 appropriations bills are now law. H.R. 240 provides critical resources to the 230,000 men and women who are on the front lines every day making this nation safer. "With the President signing the Department of Homeland Secur… Continue Reading


03.03.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Pleased that Responsible, Full Year DHS Funding Bill will be sent to President

Mikulski says funding will ensure the Department of Homeland Security has the resources needed to protect our homeland and local communities. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued a statement in response to the House passing a responsible, full year Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill. With House action today on the Homeland Security bill, Congress has completed action on all twelv… Continue Reading


03.02.15

MIKULSKI ANNOUNCES 5th TERM WILL BE HER LAST, WILL FOCUS ON WORKING FOR HER CONSTITUENTS

BALTIMORE, Md. - Today at Henderson's Wharf Inn in Fells Point, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) announced she has decided not to run for re-election. Senator Mikulski, who will complete her 5th term in office in January, 2017, says she wants to focus for the next two years on working for her constituents and for the nation. "Because every day, I want to wake up thinking about you -- the little guys and gals, the watermen, automobile workers, researchers, small business owners and famili… Continue Reading


02.26.15

Mikulski Opening Statement at CJS Subcommittee Hearing on Department of Commerce FY16 Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittee, attended a CJS hearing to review the Department of Commerce fiscal year 2016 budget request. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as prepared for delivery: "I'm glad to be here with my Subcommittee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) at our first CJS hearing of the ye… Continue Reading


02.11.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Urges the Senate to Consider the Clean DHS Funding Bill, S. 272

***Video of floor statement*** WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor to once again urge her colleagues to take up and pass the clean Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations funding bill (S. 272) that she and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as delivered: "I rise to talk about the Department of Homeland Securi… Continue Reading


02.04.15

Mikulski Continues Call for Consideration of a Clean DHS Funding Bill

***Video of floor statement*** WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor to once again urge her colleagues to take up and pass the clean Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations funding bill (S. 272) that she and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced last week. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as delivered: "I come to the floor as Vice Chairwoman of th… Continue Reading

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