Minority News Releases

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


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Focuses on Wise Use of Taxpayer Dollars, Impacts of Sequester at DOJ Budget Hearing

For Immediate Release June 6, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal (202) 224-1010 / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-3751 Audio download and Video download CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI FOCUSES ON WISE USE OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS, IMPACTS OF SEQUESTER AT DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET REQUEST HEARING WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee, focused on the need for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to use taxpayer dollars wisel… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Schedule for the Week of June 10, 2013

Schedule for the Week of June 10, 2013 Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Department Leadership Witnesses: The Honorable Chuck Hagel Secretary Department of Defense General Martin Dempsey Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff… Continue Reading


03.18.14

Chairwoman Mikulski to Hold Full Committee Hearing Tomorrow on Cybersecurity Preparation and Response

For Immediate Release: June 11, 2013 Chairwoman Mikulski to Hold Full Committee Hearing Tomorrow on Cybersecurity Preparation and Response Chairwoman to Examine Best Solutions to Eliminate Cybersecurity Threats WASHINGTON, D.C.- Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) will hold a Full Committee hearing tomorrow, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. on the cybersecurity threat. Senator Mikulski will focus on breaking down stovepipes between agencies an… Continue Reading


03.17.14

Appropriations Committee Approves FY14 State-Foreign Operations and Financial Services Bills

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal/Eve Goldsher 202-224-7363 Committee Approves FY 2014 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Financial Services and General Government Bills Washington, DC -- The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the fiscal year 2014 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs bill by a vote of 23-7, and the Financial Services and General Government bill by a vote of 16-14. Both measures will be reported to t… Continue Reading


03.17.14

Schedule for the Week of July 29, 2013

Schedule for the Week of July 29, 2013 Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin)* Time and Location: 10:30 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Subcommittee markup of the fiscal year 2014 Defense Appropriations bill Thursday, August 1, 2013 Full Committee (Chairwoman Mikulski)* Time and Location: 10:30 a.m., in Room SD-106 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Markup of the fiscal year 2014 Defense App… Continue Reading


03.17.14

Summary: FY14 Defense Subcommittee Markup


03.17.14

Reed and Murkowski Release Draft of FY14 Interior Bill

For Immediate Release: August 1, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal w/Full Committee: 202-224-7363 Chip Unruh w/Reed: 202-224-4642 Matthew Felling w/Murkowski: 202-224-3901 REED AND MURKOWSKI RELEASE DRAFT OF FY 2014 INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL Washington, DC – The bipartisan leadership of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies today released draft text of fiscal year 2014 legislation that provide… Continue Reading


03.17.14

FY14 Interior Explanatory Statement


03.17.14

FY14 Interior Bill Draft


03.17.14

Full Committee Summary: FY14 Defense Bill


03.17.14

Schedule for the Week of September 9, 2013

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal w/Mikulski 202-224-1010 Eve Goldsher 202-224-3751 Schedule for the Week of September 9, 2013 Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee (Chairman Udall) Time and Location: 10:30 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: A review of the President?s Fiscal Year 2014 funding request and budget justification for the Federal Communications Commi… Continue Reading


03.17.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Responds to House Passed Continuing Resolution

For Immediate Release September 20, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal (202) 224-1010 / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-3751 Chairwoman Mikulski Responds to House Passed Continuing Resolution WASHINGTON – In response to House passage of H.J. Res. 59, a short-term Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government through December 15, Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) issued the following statement: “Today’s action by the House is a defeat for our economy, for jobs, and for o… Continue Reading


03.17.14

MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairwoman Mikulski to Discuss Continuing Resolution on Senate Floor at 2:15 p.m. Today

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal w/Mikulski 202-224-1010 Eve Goldsher 202-224-3751 MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairwoman Mikulski to Discuss Continuing Resolution on Senate Floor at 2:15 p.m. Today WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), will speak TODAY, September 24, 2013, at approximately 2:15 p.m. on the Senate floor about the Continuing Resolution. WHO: Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman, Approp… Continue Reading


03.17.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Speaks Against House Continuing Resolution

For Immediate Release September 24, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal (202) 224-1010 / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-3751 NOTE TO ASSIGNMENT EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS: Senator Mikulski’s remarks on the Senate floor are available for broadcast quality download. Audio of Senator Mikulski’s remarks is available – here. Video of Senator Mikulski’s remarks is available – here. CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI SPEAKS AGAINST HOUSE CONTINUING RESOLUTION "I am so frustrated for all of the p… Continue Reading


03.17.14

Text of Senate Amendment to House Continuing Resolution

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