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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


05.22.14

Agriculture Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Pryor Press Office: (202) 224-2353 SUMMARYAGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: May 22, 2014 Washington, DC - The bill provides total funding of $20.575 billion for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Rela… Continue Reading


05.22.14

MilConVA Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-7363 Johnson Press Office: (202) 224-1638 SUMMARYMILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: May 22, 2014 The subcommittee bill provides total funding of $165.4 billion for Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies for fiscal year 2015. (This figure … Continue Reading


05.22.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Remarks at First Full Committee Markup

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Opening Statement of Chairwoman Barbara A. MikulskiMay 22, 2014 Full Committee Markup WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, today opened the fiscal year 2015 markup process by promoting a return to regular order and the need to roll back next year's planned sequester. The Committee vo… Continue Reading


05.20.14

FY15 Agriculture Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-1010 Pryor Press Office: (202) 224-2353 SUMMARYAGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: May 20, 2014 Washington, DC - The bill provides total funding of $20.575 billion for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Relat… Continue Reading


05.20.14

FY15 MilCon/VA Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact: Vince Morris w/Appropriations: (202) 224-7363 Johnson Press Office: (202) 224-1638SUMMARYMILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: May 20, 2014 The subcommittee bill provides total funding of $165.4 billion for Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies for fiscal year 2015. (T… Continue Reading


05.19.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of May 19, 2014

***Please note the updated times highlighted below.MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 9:30 a.m. CDT, at the Phoenix Military Academy, 145 S. Campbell Ave, Chicago, IL Agenda: Immigrant Enlistment: A Force Multiplier for the U.S. Armed Forces Witnesses: Panel IThe Honorable Luis Gutierrez4th District of IllinoisUnited Stated House of Representatives The Honorable Bill Foster11th District of IllinoisUnited Stat… Continue Reading


05.08.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of May 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Defense Research and Innovation Witness: Alan Shaffer Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Department of Defense Arati Prab… Continue Reading


05.07.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Opening Statement: Federal Information Technology Investments Hearing

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Video of Opening Statement Video of Q&A Photos from the Hearing CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI CALLS FOR MORE OVERSIGHT OF FEDERAL IT PROJECT SPENDING Mikulski insists on accountability from key federal authorities, “When the federal government signs an IT contract, we are not only signing a contract with a company to build a program or implement a system. We are signing a contract with the American people that promises their tax dollars will b… Continue Reading


05.07.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Opening Statement: Department of Health & Human Services FY 2015 Oversight and Budget Hearing

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Video of Statement and Q&A Photos from the Hearing WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, participated in a Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) Subcommittee hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2015. Senator Mikulski’s statement, as prepared for delivery, follows: “… Continue Reading


05.01.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Opening Statement: NASA Fiscal Year 2015 Oversight and Budget Hearing

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Video of Statement and Q&A Photos from the Hearing WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, chaired a Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Subcommittee hearing to review the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. Senator Mikulski’s statement, as prepared for delivery, follows: “We are here today to revie… Continue Reading


05.01.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of May 5, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Subcommittee (Chairman Harkin) Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Testimony on the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for the Department of Health and Human Services Witness*: The Honorable Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH Director … Continue Reading


04.29.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Remarks at Federal Innovation Hearing

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010Video of Opening StatementVideo of Q&APhotos from hearing CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI SAYS FEDERAL INNOVATORS ARE BLAZING A PATH OF JOB CREATION, SCIENCE ADVANCEMENTS AND ECONOMIC GROWTHCites Need to Eliminate 6 years of Sequestration as Part of Plan to Strengthen Federal Advancements in Technology, Science and Health WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today chaired the Committee's first-ever cr… Continue Reading


04.28.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of April 28, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014 Full Committee (Chairwoman Mikulski) Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SD-G50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Driving Innovation through Federal Investments Witnesses: The Honorable John P. Holdren, Ph.D. Director Office of Science and Technology Policy Executive Office of the President o… Continue Reading


04.25.14

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