Minority News Releases

12.09.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Statement on the FY15 Omnibus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the "Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015" was filed today: "This agreement means no government shutdown and no government on autopilot. In today's era of slamdown politics, we were able to set aside our differences. Working across the aisle and across the dome, we created compromise without capitulation. "The American peop… Continue Reading


12.09.14

Mikulski-Rogers Joint Statement on Omnibus Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers issued the following joint statement on the fiscal year 2015 omnibus agreement: "After months of thorough, business-like, sometimes tough but always civil negotiations, we have reached a responsible, bipartisan and bicameral agreement on funding for government operations for 2015. More than two months into the fiscal year, i… Continue Reading


12.09.14

Summary: Fiscal Year 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today released highlights of the fiscal year 2015 omnibus appropriations bill, "Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015," that totals $1.014 trillion in discretionary spending in compliance with the bipartisan Murray-Ryan budget agreement. The bill funds the government through September 30, 2015. In addition, it includes: $5.4 billion of emergency funding to prepare for and respond to the Ebola outbreak; $73.7 billio… Continue Reading


11.21.14

Chairwoman Mikulski says Appropriators making steady progress on Omnibus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement: "I thought Chairman Hal Rogers put out an excellent statement. I support his analysis. The agency that will implement the President's executive order is financed through fees, not appropriations. That agency has the authority to operate under a continuing resolution, or even a shutdown." "Chairman Rogers and I want to do our job. We have important… Continue Reading


11.12.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing on Ebola Response

For Immediate ReleaseDate: Wednesday, November 12, 2014Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Video of Opening StatementVideo of Q&APhotos from the hearing CHAIRWOMAN BARBARA A. MIKULSKI OPENS HEARING ON EBOLA WITH CALL FOR "ALL HANDS ON DECK" WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, convened a hearing of the Full Appropriation… 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


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

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