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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


06.06.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of June 9, 2014

***Please not the time and location change highlighted below TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Subcommittee (Chairman Harkin)* Time and Location: 2:15 p.m., in Room S-128 of the Capitol Building Agenda: Markup of the fiscal year 2015 Appropriations Bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-1… Continue Reading


06.05.14

Committee Approves FY 2015 CJS and THUD Appropriations Bills

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Committee Approves FY 2015 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill 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 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill unanimously with a vote of 30-0 and the fiscal year 2015 Transportati… Continue Reading


06.05.14

FY15 CJS Full Committee 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 BILLFull Committee Mark: June 5, 2014 Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today approved fiscal year 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies fundin… Continue Reading


06.05.14

FY15 THUD Full Committee 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 BILLFull Committee Mark: June 5, 2014 Washington, DC - The bill provides a total of $54.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for fiscal year 2015. For the Depart… Continue Reading


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

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