Minority News Releases

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


02.03.15

Mikulski’s Floor Statement on the Need to Pass 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 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 to call for a vote against the moti… Continue Reading


02.02.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Applauds Priorities in President Obama’s FY16 Budget Request

Mikulski says this budget proposal would help hard working middle class families get ahead, not just get by 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 President Obama's fiscal year 2016 budget request: "A budget isn't just about numbers and programs. It's about our values as a nation. The President's budget values job growth, innovation, and opportunity for all American… Continue Reading


01.29.15

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Rosters Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Vice Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) today announced members for the 12 subcommittees that make up the Senate Committee on Appropriations. The majority and minority rosters are listed below, along with the chairmen and ranking member designations that were announced earlier this month. Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairmanRoy Blunt (R-Mo.)Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)Mi… Continue Reading


01.29.15

Vice Chairwoman Mikulski Floor on the Need to Pass 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 urge her colleagues to pass the clean Department of Homeland Security appropriations funding bill (S. 272) that she and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced on Tuesday. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as delivered: "I come to the floor today as the Vice Chairwoman of the Appropriations C… Continue Reading


01.28.15

Shaheen, Mikulski Introduce Homeland Security Funding Bill to Maintain Essential U.S. Counterterrorism and Security Operations

With homeland security funding sent to expire, Senators lead effort to pass full year funding bill (Washington, DC) - Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) introduced Tuesday night a complete, clean bill to fund DHS operations through the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2015. Shaheen and Mikulski used the House and Senate's December DHS c… Continue Reading


01.28.15

Summary: FY15 DHS Appropriations Bill (S. 272)

Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill (S.272) provides a total of $47.8 billion, $1.2 billion more than the fiscal year 2014 enacted level. Of this total, $46.32 billion is for discretionary programs, including $213 million for Coast Guard overseas contingency operations and $6.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund. After excluding these two adjustments, the net discretionary appropriation for the … Continue Reading


01.27.15

Shaheen, Mikulski Lead Democratic Caucus Effort Calling on Mcconnell to Pass Homeland Security Funding Bill without Extraneous Policy Riders

With Homeland Security funding set to expire, 45 Senators say clean, full funding bill for 2015 fiscal year urgently needed to maintain counterterrorism efforts (Washington, DC) - Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) are leading a full Democratic caucus effort calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass a clean bill that funds … Continue Reading


01.23.15

Mikulski Applauds President Obama's Focus on Child Care Affordability

Senator notes past accomplishments and looks forward to continued progress on making child care more affordable for working families. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and senior member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today praised President Obama's plan to make child care more affordable for working American families. "I applaud President Obama's plan to make quality child car… Continue Reading


01.21.15

Mikulski Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today issued the following statement on President Obama's State of the Union address: "In last night's address to the nation, President Obama laid out a domestic agenda to help American families get ahead, not just get by. He focused on jobs and opportunity for the middle class so everyone, not just a lucky few, gets a fair shot at the American dream. "That's what I'm fighting for, too. When I travel through Maryland, people tell me they'd lo… Continue Reading

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