Minority News Releases

06.20.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of June 23, 2014

**Please note the highlighted time and location change. TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 Department of Homeland Security Subcommittee (Chairwoman Landrieu)* Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: The Subcommittee markup of the Fiscal Year 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee (Chairman Udall)* Time and Location: 10:30 a.m., in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Offi… Continue Reading


06.19.14

Committee Approves FY15 SFOPS & Leg Branch Appropriations Bills

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Photos from before today's markup Committee Approves FY 2015 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs and Legislative Branch Appropriations Bills Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, announced that the Full Committee has approved the fiscal year 2015 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill by a vote of 25-5 and the fiscal year 2015 Legislative Branc… Continue Reading


06.19.14

FY15 Legislative Branch Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Shaheen Press Office: (202) 224-5553 SUMMARYLEGISLATIVE BRANCH FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 19, 2014 Washington, DC - The Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill provides $4.3 billion to support oversight and transparency of federal spending and programs and the functioning of… Continue Reading


06.19.14

FY15 SFOPS Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Leahy Press Office/David Carle: (202) 224-3693 SUMMARYDEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMSFISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 19, 2014 Washington, DC − The Committee on Appropriations today approved a fiscal year 2015 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs bill that provides $48.285 billion in discretionary budget authority … Continue Reading


06.17.14

FY15 Minibus Text: CJS, THUD & Agriculture

Washington, D.C. - Today, the full Senate begins consideration of a fiscal year 2015 minibus, Amendment 3244 to H.R. 4660, introduced by U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The minibus consists of the FY15 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; and the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bills. FY15 … Continue Reading


06.17.14

FY15 Energy & Water Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/ Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Feinstein Press Office: (202) 224-3841 SUMMARYENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 17, 2014 Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development today approved fiscal year 2015 funding legislation that totals $34.2 bill… Continue Reading


06.17.14

FY15 SFOPS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010Leahy Press Office/David Carle: (202) 224-3693 SUMMARYDEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMSFISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 17, 2014 Washington, DC − The Senate State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee today approved a fiscal year 2015 bill that provides $48.285 billion in discretionary budget authority … 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


06.10.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Prepared Remarks: FY15 LHHS Subcommittee Markup

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Opening Statement of Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski Chairwoman Mikulski calls for short and long term solution to humanitarian crisis created by surge of unaccompanied minors crossing into the country WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, today spoke at a subcommittee markup on the fisc… Continue Reading


06.10.14

FY15 LHHS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Harkin Press Office: (202) 224-3254 SUMMARYDEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 10, 2014 Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Se… 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


06.05.14

Committee Approves FY 2015 CJS and THUD Appropriations Bills

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Committee Approves FY 2015 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, announced that the Full Committee has approved the fiscal year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill unanimously with a vote of 30-0 and the fiscal year 2015 Transportati… Continue Reading


06.05.14

FY15 CJS Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/ Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Mikulski Press Office: (202) 228-1122 SUMMARYCOMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 5, 2014 Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today approved fiscal year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies fundin… Continue Reading


06.05.14

FY15 THUD Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Murray Press Office: (202) 224-0223 SUMMARYTRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTAND RELATED AGENCIESFISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 5, 2014 Washington, DC - The bill provides a total of $54.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for fiscal year 2015. For the Depart… Continue Reading


06.05.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Prepared Remarks: FY15 CJS & THUD Full Committee Markup

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Opening Statement of Chairwoman Barbara A. MikulskiJune 5, 2014 Full Committee Markup WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, today chaired the second full committee markup of fiscal year 2015 and continued to promote a return to regular order. The Committee voted on the fiscal year 201… Continue Reading


06.03.14

FY15 CJS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/ Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Mikulski Press Office: (202) 228-1122 SUMMARYCOMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 3, 2014 Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) today approved fiscal year 20… Continue Reading


06.03.14

FY15 THUD Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Murray Press Office: (202) 224-0223 SUMMARYTRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTAND RELATED AGENCIESFISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILL Subcommittee Mark: June 3, 2014 Washington, DC - The bill provides a total of $54.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for fiscal year 2015, above t… Continue Reading


05.30.14

Mikulski, Shelby Call on Department of Justice to Investigate VA Scandal

CONTACTS:Vince Morris, Appropriations 202-224-1010John Graffeo, Shelby 202-224-6518 WASHINGTON - Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder called on the Department of Justice to investigate the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Mikulski and Shelby lead the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittee. The CJS bill that funds th… 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


05.22.14

Committee Approves FY 2015 Spending Allocations; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill; and Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Committee Approves FY 2015 Spending Allocations; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill; and Agriculture Appropriations Bill Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, announced that the Full Committee has adopted fiscal year 2015 spending allocations by a vote of 16-14, and unanimously approved the fiscal year 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Relate… Continue Reading

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