Minority News Releases

02.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Speaks in Support of Ending the Government Shutdown Crisis

For Immediate Release September 30, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal / Eve Goldsher: 202-224-7363 CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI SPEAKS IN SUPPORT OF A CLEAN, SHORT-TERM CONTINUING RESOLUTION TO END CRISIS "I'm ready to negotiate, but we can't capitulate," says Chairwoman WASHINGTON – Following the vote in the Senate today to table the House amendments to the Continuing Resolution, H.J. Res. 59, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke … Continue Reading


02.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Speaks in Support of a Clean, Short-Term Continuing Funding Resolution

For Immediate Release October 1, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-7363 CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI SPEAKS IN SUPPORT OF A CLEAN, SHORT-TERM CONTINUING RESOLUTION TO END GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATELY "We don’t need a gag rule in the House, we should free the House, open up the House for a vote to open up the government, and let's get the job done," Chairwoman says. WASHINGTON – Following the vote in the Senate today to table the House motion to go to Conferenc… Continue Reading


02.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Again Calls for Immediate House Passage of a Continuing Funding Resolution

For Immediate Release October 2, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-7363 CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI AGAIN SPEAKS IN SUPPORT OF A CLEAN, SHORT-TERM CONTINUING FUNDING RESOLUTION TO END THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IMMEDIATELY "The House wants to send us cherry picked solutions to the shutdown problem. It is contrived and it is cynical," Chairwoman says. "Instead of working hard to serve our veterans or our elderly or promoting a growing economy, here we are in the middle of a… Continue Reading


02.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Rebuts Inaccurate Republican Talking Points, Calls for Immediate Vote in House on Senate-Passed Continuing Funding Resolution

For Immediate Release October 8, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal / Eve Goldsher (202) 2247363 NOTE TO ASSIGNMENT EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS: Highlights from Senator Mikulski’s remarks are available for broadcast quality download. Audio highlights of Senator Mikulski’s remarks available here Video highlights of Senator Mikulski’s remarks available in SD and HD CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI REBUTS INACCURATE REPUBLICAN TALKING POINTS, CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE VOTE IN HOUSE ON SENATEPASSED CO… Continue Reading


02.28.14

Summary of Continuing Funding Resolution

Senate CR Section-by-Section Analysis – Division A General Terms and Conditions Sec. 101. Provides for the continuation of appropriations at the levels of, and under the terms and conditions of, fiscal year 2013 appropriations (but excluding supplemental appropriations for Hurricane Sandy (P.L. 113-3) or replenishment of wildland firefighting accounts (P.L. 112-175)), as reduced by the sequester order of March 1, 2013. Discontinues the farmer assurance provision. DOD Production Sec.… Continue Reading


02.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Speaks About Deal To Reopen Government And Allow Nation To Pay Its Bills

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2013 Chairwoman Mikulski Speaks About Deal To Reopen Government And Allow Nation To Pay Its Bills WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor about the deal to reopen the federal government and allow the nation to pay its bills. Highlights of the speech as well as audio and video downloads are available below: "I come to the Floor today with both a great dea… Continue Reading


02.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski's Letter to OMB Director Burwell Requesting Shutdown Report


02.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Requests OMB Report on Impacts of Shutdown

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal/Eve Goldsher 202-224-7363 CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI REQUESTS OMB REPORT ON IMPACTS OF SHUTDOWN WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has requested a report on the wide-reaching consequences of the 16 day government shutdown from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Chairwoman Mikulski believes that the American people rightly expect to have a governm… Continue Reading


02.28.14

Mikulski, Rogers Letter to Budget Conferees


02.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski and Chairman Rogers Call on Budget Conference to Set Appropriations Topline

For Immediate Release: October 31, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal/Eve Goldsher w/Mikulski 202-224-7363 Jennifer Hing w/Rogers 202-226-7007 Chairwoman Mikulski and Chairman Rogers Call on Budget Conference to Set Appropriations Topline Senate and House Appropriations Chairs Ask Conferees to Provide a Fiscal Year 2014 Discretionary Number by November 22 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the bi-cameral Budget Conference Committee kicked off yesterday, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman… Continue Reading


02.28.14

OMB Report Requested By Chairwoman Mikulski Details Destructive Impacts of Government Shutdown on Economy and Jobs

For Immediate Release November 7, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal / Eve Goldsher: 202-224-7363 OMB REPORT REQUESTED BY CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI DETAILS DESTRUCTIVE IMPACTS OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ON ECONOMY AND JOBS Report comes as Budget Resolution Conference is negotiating topline; Appropriations Committee working to pass Omnibus by January 15th WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Of… Continue Reading


02.28.14

OMB Director Burwell Letter to Chairwoman Mikulski on Government Shutdown Report


02.28.14

Schedule for the Week of November 11, 2013

Schedule for the Week of November 11, 2013 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 11:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Sequestration and the Defense Industrial Base Witnesses: Marion Blakey President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association Greg Bloom President, Seal Science, Inc. Dr. Stephen S. Fuller Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and University Professor Director Center for Regional An… Continue Reading


02.28.14

Schedule for the Week of December 9, 2013

For Immediate Release: December 6, 2013 Schedule for the Week of December 9, 2013 Tuesday, December 10, 2013 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee (Chairman Leahy) Time and Location: 11:00 a.m., in Room SD-138 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: Assistance for Jordan and Lebanon Witnesses: The Honorable Anne Richard Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration The Honorable Alia Bouran Ambassador, H… Continue Reading


02.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski's Floor Statement in Support of Bipartisan Budget Agreement

For Immediate Release December 17, 2013 Contact: Eve Goldsher 202-224-7363 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’S FLOOR STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF BIPARTISAN BUDGET AGREEMENT WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md… Continue Reading


02.28.14

Mikulski Statement on Omnibus/Continuing Resolution

For Immediate Release January 10, 2014 Contact: Vincent Morris 202-224-7363 MIKULSKI STATEMENT ON OMNIBUS/CR WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement regarding progress on the Omnibus appropriations bill: "We’re making solid progress and I’m confident that next week we’ll have a bipartisan agreement that finds common ground. This very short extension is needed to prevent… Continue Reading


02.28.14

Mikulski/Rogers Joint Announcement and Photo

COMMITTEE on APPROPRIATIONS CHAIRWOMAN BARBARA A. MIKULSKI For Immediate Release: January 13, 2014 Contact: Vince Morris w/Mikulski, (202) 224-1010, Jennifer Hing w/Rogers, (202) 226-7007 Fiscal Year 2014 Government Funding Bill Released Bipartisan omnibus bill fulfills Murray-Ryan budget deal, prevents government shutdown After a month of negotiations, Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski and House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers have come to an agreement o… 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


02.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Floor Statement on Disabled Military COLA & Omnibus Agreement

COMMITTEE on APPROPRIATIONS For Immediate Release CHAIRWOMAN BARBARA A. MIKULSKI January 14, 2014 Contact: Vince Morris 202-224-1010 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’S FLOOR STATEMENT ON OMNIBUS & DISABLED VETERANS… Continue Reading


02.28.14

Chairwoman Mikulski and Vice Chairman Shelby to meet with King Abdullah of Jordan

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES For Immediate Release Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 CONTACT: Vince Morris /Eve Goldsher (202) 224-1010 Jonathan Graffeo w/Shelby (202) 224-6518 *** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY *** **TOMORROW** CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI AND VICE CHAIRMAN SHELBY TO MEET WITH KING ABDULLAH OF JORDAN WASHINGTON – At 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S Senator Richard Shelby (… Continue Reading

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