Minority News Releases

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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04.11.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Welcomes Nomination of Sylvia Burwell to Serve as HHS Secretary

Date: April 11, 2014 Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today welcomed President Obama's nomination of Sylvia Burwell, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. “I am pleased with President Obama's nomination of OMB Director Sylvia Burwell to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. She… Continue Reading


04.10.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Encourages Secretary Pritzker to Keep the Economy Rolling

Date: April 10, 2014 Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Video of Opening Statement Video of Q&A Photos from Hearing WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), today chaired an annual oversight and budget hearing for the U.S. Commerce Department with testimony from Secretary Penny Pritzker. Chairwoman Mikulski’s opening remarks, as prepared for deli… Continue Reading


04.09.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Focused On Ensuring American Troops & Their Families Have Reliable Access To Best Health Care Programs

Date: April 10, 2014 Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today attended a hearing of the Defense Subcommittee to discuss military health. Chairwoman Mikulski’s opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, follow: “Thank you, Chairman Durbin and Ranking Member Cochran for your leadership on this subcommittee and here in the Senate. You all did so much to help us successfully pass … Continue Reading


04.04.14

Mikulski Calls for Adequate Funding to Enforce International Sanctions and Advance our Nation's Foreign Policy & National Security Goals

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, this week at a hearing of the Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee called for adequate funding for the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) to enforce sanctions and advance our nation’s foreign policy and national security goals. The hearing on the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) fiscal year (FY) 2015… Continue Reading


04.03.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Spotlights Community Safety, National Security, and Accountability at FY15 DOJ Budget Hearing

Date: April 3, 2014 Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Video of Opening Statement Video of Q&A WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), held an annual oversight and budget hearing for the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ). The program included testimony from Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., and DoJ Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz. In addition t… Continue Reading


04.03.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Focuses on Need to Provide Robust & Reliable Federal Investment in Medical Innovation

Date: April 2, 2014 Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Video of Opening Statement Video of Q&A WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, discussed the importance of properly funding the NIH in order to achieve shared medical research goals at the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee hearing. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: “Before we begin with fiscal year 2015, as the … Continue Reading


04.03.14

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of April 7, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 State, Foreign Operations Subcommittee (Chairman Leahy) Time and Location: 10:15 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: FY 2015 Budget Request for the United States Agency for International Development Witnesses: Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development Legislative Branch Subcommittee (Chairwoman Shaheen) Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Bui… Continue Reading


03.28.14

Hearing Schedule for the Week of March 31, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: The Department of the Air Force Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request Witnesses: Deborah Lee James, Secretary, U.S. Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force General Frank J. Grass, Chief, National Guard Bureau Lieutenant General Stanley E. Clarke III, Director, Air National Guard Lieutenant Gene… Continue Reading


03.28.14

Schedule for the Week of March 24th

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Military Construction, Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairman Johnson) Time & Location: 10:00 a.m., Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: An overview on the Department of Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request to Congress. Witness: The Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs Accompanied by: The Honorable Robert A. Petzel, MD, Under Secretary for Health The Honor… Continue Reading


03.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Statement at FBI Budget Hearing

Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Link to Opening Statement video Link to Q&A video CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI FOCUSED ON FBI’S PLAN TO KEEP AMERICAN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES SAFE AS THE AGENCY RECOVERS FROM CUTS OF SEQUESTER Chairwoman Mikulski discussed the FBI’s work to protect the nation from terrorism, cyber attacks and traditional crime She also discussed plans for a new, modern headquarters for the FBI WASHINGTON—U… Continue Reading

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