Minority News Releases

11.04.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Announces Full Committee Hearing on the U.S. Government Response to Ebola Outbreak

*** Please note updated witness list and date *** WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, will hold a Full Committee hearing on the U.S. Government response to the Ebola outbreak. WHO: U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman, Appropriations Committee Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee WITNESSES: The Honorable S… Continue Reading


09.25.14

Mikulski Statement on Eric Holder Jr. Resigning as Attorney General

For Immediate ReleaseDate: September 25, 2014Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 MIKULSKI STATEMENT ON ERIC HOLDER JR. RESIGNING AS ATTORNEY GENERAL WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), today issued the following statement on Eric Holder Jr.'s decision to step down as Attorney General: "Du… Continue Reading


09.18.14

Statement of Chairwoman Mikulski Following Senate Approval of Continuing Resolution

For Immediate ReleaseDate: September 18, 2014Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 STATEMENT OF CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI FOLLOWING SENATE APPROVAL OF CONTINUING RESOLUTION Chairwoman praises strong bipartisan passage for laying the groundwork for Omnibus in early December and returning to regular order WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after the Senate voted 78-22 to approve H.J. Res 124, a cont… Continue Reading


09.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski’s Floor Statement on the 2015 Continuing Funding Resolution

For Immediate ReleaseDate: September 18, 2014Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 ***Video of Floor Statement*** CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI'S FLOOR STATEMENT ON THE 2015 CONTINUING FUNDING RESOLUTION Chairwoman says the bill meets four key goals: avoids shutdown and showdown, does no harm to key programs, gives the President fiscal resources to protect the nation, and allows us to pass an omnibus funding bill in December WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of … 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


08.01.14

FY15 Interior Subcommittee Chairman's Recommendation & Explanatory Statement

For Immediate Release: August 1, 2014Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 FY 2015 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman's Recommendation and Explanatory StatementWASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2015 Chairman's recommendation and explanatory statement for the Department of the Interior, Environment, … 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


07.29.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Fights to Move MilCon/VA Appropriations Bill on Floor

Date: July 29, 2014Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 ***Video of Floor Statement from this morning*** CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI FIGHTS TO MOVE MILITARY CONSTRUCTION & VA APPROPRIATIONS BILL ON FLOOR Mikulski Working to Help Veterans with Trifecta - Moving VA Funding, Confirming New Secretary & Approving Conference Report on Reform Bill WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today spoke on the floor twice as she sought to… Continue Reading


07.24.14

FY15 FSGG Subcommittee Reported Bill and Draft Report

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 FY 2015 Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Reported Bill and Draft Report WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2015 Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee reported bill and draft subcommittee report. ###… 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


07.24.14

FY15 E&W Subcommittee Reported Bill and Draft Report

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 FY 2015 Energy and Water Development Subcommittee Reported Bill and Draft Report WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development 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


07.18.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of July 21, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 Department of Homeland Security Subcommittee (Chairwoman Landrieu) Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Insuring our Future: Building a Flood Insurance Program We Can Live With, Grow With, and Prosper With Witnesses: Panel I The Honorable Robert Menendez U.S. Senator New Jersey Panel II The Honorable Craig Fugate Administrator Federal Emergency Management … 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


07.16.14

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

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