Minority News Releases

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


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Emphasizes Security for American Personnel Serving Overseas

For Immediate Release April 18, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal (202) 224-1010 / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-3751 Link to Video download CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI EMPHASIZES SECURITY FOR AMERICAN PERSONNEL SERVING OVERSEAS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEARING ON THE FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET REQUEST WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the full Senate Appropriations Committee, today emphasized protecting the security of American personnel serving overseas in a State… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Demands Additional Action on Resolving Claims Backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs

For Immediate Release April 18, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal (202) 224-1010 / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-3751 Link to Audio download and link to Video download CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI DEMANDS ADDITIONAL ACTION ON RESOLVING CLAIMS BACKLOG AT THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS HEARING ON THE FY14 BUDGET REQUEST WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the full Senate Appropriations Committee, today demanded additional action on resolving the significant backlog … Continue Reading


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of April 22, 2013

***UPDATED Schedule for the Week of April 22, 2013*** Please note changes to the schedule highlighted below Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Interior, Environment Subcommittee (Chairman Reed) Time and Location: 9:30 a.m., in Room SD-124 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for The Environmental Protection Agency. Witness: The Honorable Bob Perciasepe Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator Environmental Protection Agency … Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Addresses Need to Properly Fund First Responders At DHS Budget Hearing

For Immediate Release: April 23, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal w/Mikulski 202-224-1010 Eve Goldsher 202-224-3751 Chairwoman Mikulski Addresses Need to Properly Fund First Responders At DHS Budget Hearing Link to Audio download and link to Video download WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the full Senate Appropriations Committee, today discussed the importance of properly funding first responders,cybersecurity,a… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Holds Hearing to Examine NASA's FY14 Budget Request

For Immediate Release April 25, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal (202) 224-1010 / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-3751 CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI HOLDS HEARING TO EXAMINE NASA’S FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET REQUEST Chairwoman to emphasize the need for a balanced space program, the need to be an economic engine, and oversight and accountability for NASA’s FY14 Budget WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice a… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of May 6, 2013

Schedule for the Week of May 6, 2013 *Please note changes to the schedule highlighted below Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Legislative Branch Subcommittee (Chairwoman Shaheen) Time and Location: 9:30 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: FY 2014 Budget Request for the Library of Congress and the Open World Leadership Center. Witnesses: The Honorable James H. Billington Librarian of Congress The Library of Congress Ambassador John O'Keefe Executiv… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Focuses on Eliminating Sexual Assault in the Military at Defense Hearing Earlier Today

For Immediate Release May 8, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal (202) 224-1010 / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-3751 Link to Audio download and link to Video download Q&A Audio download and Q&A Video download CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF ENDING SEQUESTER AND FOCUSES ON ELIMINATING SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY AT DEFENSE SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON FY14 AIR FORCE BUDGET REQUEST WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the full Senate Appropr… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Examines Treasury & IRS Budgets at Financial Services Subcommittee Hearing Earlier Today

For Immediate Release May 8, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal (202) 224-1010 / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-3751 Statement: Audio download and Video download Treasury Q&A: Audio download and Video download IRS Q&A: Audio download and Video download CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF ENDING SEQUESTER, EXAMINES FY14 BUDGET REQUEST FOR TREASURY AND IRS AT FINANCIAL SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the f… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of May 13, 2013

Schedule for the Week of May 13, 2013 Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Homeland Security Subcommittee (Chairwoman Landrieu) Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: FY 2014 Budget Request for the U.S. Coast Guard. Witness: Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. Commandant U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: CLOSED SESSION—10:00 a.m., in Room SVC-217 Age… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski to Hold FBI Budget Hearing on Thursday

For Immediate Release Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 CONTACT: Rob Blumenthal/Eve Goldsher (202) 224-7363 ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI TO HOLD CJS HEARING THURSDAY ON FBI FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET REQUEST Chairwoman to Examine Budget Request in Light of Boston Marathon Bombings; Possible Impacts of Sequestration on FBI’s Mission WASHINGTON, D.C. — Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) will hold a Commerce, Justice Science Subcommittee hearin… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Focuses on Impacts of Sequester on FBI Mission at CJS Hearing

For Immediate Release May 16, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal (202) 224-1010 / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-3751 CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI TO FOCUS ON FBI’S RESPONSE TO BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS AND IMPACT OF SEQUESTER ON AGENCY’S MISSION WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee, focused on the FBI’s response to the Boston Marathon bombings at today’s subcommittee hearing on the FBI’s fiscal year 2014 budget request. T… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of May 20, 2013

Schedule for the Week of May 20, 2013 *Please note changes to the schedule highlighted below Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Legislative Branch Subcommittee (Chairwoman Shaheen) Time and Location: 9:30 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request for the Government Accountability Office, Government Printing Office, and the Congressional Budget Office. Witnesses: Mr. Gene L. Dodaro Comptroller General United States Gov… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Appropriations Chairwoman Mikulski Expresses Commitment to Recovery After Devastating Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma

For Immediate Release: May 21, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal w/Mikulski 202-224-1010<br>Eve Goldsher 202-224-3751 Appropriations Chairwoman Mikulski Expresses Commitment to Recovery After Devastating Tornadoes Hit Oklahoma WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after devastating tornadoes hit Oklahoma City and its suburbs: "Yesterday, the people of Oklahoma City, and esp… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Announces Agreement Among DoD, VA, IRS, SSA to Work Together to End Gridlock of VA Claims Backlog

WASHINGTON – Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), joined by Senator Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, today announced the initial results of a roundtable discussion with senior Administration officials, including Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, and Internal Revenue Service Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support Beth T… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of June 3, 2013

Schedule for the Week of June 3, 2013 **Changes to the schedule highlighted below** Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee (Chairman Murray) Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: An overview of the Federal Housing Administration. Witnesses: The Honorable Carol Galante Commissioner Federal Housing Administration The Honorable David A. Montoya Inspector General … Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski's Washington Post Op-Ed on Sequester

How the sequester endangers America’s future By Barbara A. Mikulski, Published: May 31 Barbara A. Mikulski, a U.S. senator from Maryland, is chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the longest-serving woman in Congress. As the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I am deeply concerned that the American people do not fully understand the long-term effects of cutting $984 billion in spending over 10 years through sequestration. I fear that we are getting s… Continue Reading

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