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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


04.03.14

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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


03.17.14

FY14 Subcommittee Allocations

June 20, 2013 FY 2014 DISCRETIONARY -- SENATE ALLOCATIONS 2014 Committee Guidance 2013 CBO Program SUBCOMMITTEES Enacted Request Defense Non-Defense Senate OCO Disaster integrity Budget Authority Agriculture...............................… Continue Reading


03.17.14

Schedule for the Week of July 15, 2013

Schedule for the Week of July 15, 2013 *Please note: Schedule changes highlighted below Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee (Chairwoman Mikulski)* Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Subcommittee markup of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations bill Homeland Security Subcommittee (Chairwoman Landrieu)* Time and… Continue Reading


03.17.14

Summary: FY14 Commerce, Justice, Science Bill


03.17.14

Full Committee Summary: FY14 Commerce, Justice, Science Bill


03.17.14

Appropriations Committee Approves FY14 CJS & Homeland Bills

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal/Eve Goldsher 202-224-7363 Committee Approves FY 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science and Homeland Security Bills Washington, DC -- The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science bill, and the Homeland Security bill by votes of 21-9. Both measures will be reported to the full Senate for its consideration. Chairwoman Mikulski's opening statement, and summaries of the bills approved by… Continue Reading


03.02.14

Subcommittee Allocations

January13, 2014 FY 2014 DISCRETIONARY SPENDING 14 Conf 19.xlsx 2014 Agreement SUBCOMMITTEES Defense Non-defense Total Budget Authority Agriculture........................................................ --- 20,880 20,880 Commerce, Justice, Science............................ 5,000 … Continue Reading


02.28.14

Detailed Omnibus Summary

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today released highlights of the fiscal year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill that totals $1.012 trillion in discretionary spending. The bill funds the government through September 30, 2014.… Continue Reading


02.27.14

FY14 Omnibus Text & Joint Explanatory Statement

For Immediate Release: January 14, 2014 FY14 Omnibus Text & Joint Explanatory Statement Bill Text & Joint Explanatory Statement… Continue Reading

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