Minority News Releases

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

Chairwoman Mikulski Prepared Remarks: Full Committee Hearing on President's Emergency Supplemental Funding Request

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Video of Opening StatementVideo of Q&APhotos from hearing CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI SAYS MUSCULAR DETERRENCE NEEDED TO STEM TIDE OF CHILDREN SEEKING REFUGE ON SOUTHWEST BORDER Senator says we must meet humanitarian needs of children while going after gangs and organized crime syndicates encouraging families to send children on dangerous journey WASHINGTON, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, c… 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


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


07.03.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of July 7, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014 Full Committee (Chairwoman Mikulski) Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SD-106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Review of the President's Emergency Supplemental Request for Unaccompanied Children and Related Matters Witnesses: The Honorable Jeh JohnsonSecretaryU.S. Department of Homeland Security The Honorable Sylvia Mathews BurwellSecretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The Honorable Thomas A. Shann… Continue Reading


06.26.14

Committee Approves FY15 Homeland Bill

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: 202-224-1010 Landrieu Press Office: 202-224-4893 SUMMARY: FISCAL YEAR 2015 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 26, 2014 Washington, DC - The Committee on Appropriations today approved a fiscal year 2015 Homeland Security bill that provides $47.2 billion, $643 million above the fisc… Continue Reading


06.24.14

FY15 FSGG Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010Jennifer Talhelm w/Udall: (202) 228-6870 SUMMARY: FISCAL YEAR 2015FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 24, 2014 Washington, DC - The fiscal year 2015 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill includes proposed budget authority of $22.673 billion, $607 million more than the 2014 enacted level of $22.066 bi… Continue Reading


06.24.14

FY15 DHS Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: 202-224-1010 Landrieu Press Office: 202-224-4893 SUMMARY: FISCAL YEAR 2015 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 24, 2014 Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security today approved fiscal year 2015 funding legislation that totals $… Continue Reading


06.23.14

Mikulski and Shelby Praise FBI’s Work to Rescue 168 Juveniles in Nationwide Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution

CONTACTS: Vince Morris w/Appropriations 202-224-1010Torrie Miller w/Vice Chairman Shelby 202-224-5744 MIKULSKI AND SHELBY PRAISE FBI'S WORK TO RESCUE 168 JUVENILES IN NATIONWIDE OPERATION TARGETING UNDERAGE PROSTITUTION Senators herald the FBI's action to date focusing on the recovery of sexually exploited children WASHINGTON - Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropria… Continue Reading


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

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