Minority News Releases

03.07.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Releases Text of Senate Continuing Funding Resolution

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2013 Chairwoman Mikulski Releases Text of Senate Continuing Funding Resolution WASHINGTON - Today, Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) filed an amendment to H.R. 2775, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014. The full text of the amendment is here. A summary of the amendment is here. ###… Continue Reading


03.07.14

Schedule for the Week of March 10, 2014

Appropriations Committee Schedule for the Week of March 10, 2014 Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Legislative Branch Subcommittee (Chairwoman Shaheen) Time and Location: 2:30 p.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: FY 2015 Budget Requests for the Congressional Budget Office and the Government Accountability Office Witnesses: Mr. Gene L. Dodaro Comptroller General United States Government Accountability Office Dr. Douglas Elmendorf Dire… Continue Reading


03.07.14

Senate Passes Continuing Appropriations Resolution to Fund Government Through November 15, 2013

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal/Eve Goldsher, w/Mikulski, 202-224-7363 Senate Passes Continuing Appropriations Resolution to Fund Government Through November 15, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate today amended and then approved H.J. Res. 59, a short-term Continuing Resolution to fund the government from October 1, 2013 through November 15, 2013, by a vote of 54 to 44. The Senate bill now returns to the House for its consideration. Appropriations … Continue Reading


03.06.14

Chairwoman Mikulski's Remarks at Defense Full Committee Markup

For Immediate Release August 1, 2013 Contact: Rob Blumenthal (202) 224-1010 / Eve Goldsher (202) 224-3751 Chairwoman Mikulski Praises Bipartisan Work on Defense Bill, Emphasizes Importance of Resetting the Military and Supporting Veterans and Military Families in Opening Remarks at Full Committee Markup of FY14 Defense Bill WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, emphasized the importance of resetting our military as the … Continue Reading


03.04.14

Chairwoman Mikulski to Deliver Remarks at Labor HHS Hearing on Alzheimer's

DATE: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 CONTACT: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI TO DELIVER REMARKS AT LABOR-HHS SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING TOMORROW Chairwoman to attend Labor-HHS hearing on the rising cost of Alzheimer’s in America WASHINGTON, D.C. — Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) will deliver remarks TOMORROW, February 26, 2014, at approximately 2:00 p.m. for the Labor-HHS Subcommittee hearing on the rising cost of A… Continue Reading


03.04.14

Statement from Chairwoman Mikulski on the Release of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request by the President

For Immediate Release DATE: March 4, 2014 CONTACT: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 Statement from Chairwoman Mikulski on the Release of the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request by the President WASHINGTON - Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) issued the following statement today with regard to the release of the President's Fiscal Year 2015 budget request: "A budget isn’t just about numbers and programs. It’s about our values as a nation. The President’s budget values job growth … Continue Reading


03.04.14

Chairwoman Mikulski's Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement

For Immediate Release December 10, 2013 Contact: Eve Goldsher 202-224-7363 CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI’S STATEMENT ON BIPARTISAN BUDGET AGREEMENT WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement in support of the bipartisan budget agreement reached today by Budget Committee Chairmen Patty Murray and Paul Ryan: "This bipartisan budget agreement has my support. It helps create certainty for Ameri… Continue Reading


03.02.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Remarks at Full Committee Markup of MilCon and Agriculture Bills

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Appropriations Committee, focused on the importance of the Committee approving a topline of $1.058 trillion for its twelve fiscal year 2014 bills at today’s Full Committee markup.… Continue Reading


03.02.14

Chairwoman Mikulski Announces New Subcommittee Assignments

Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) announced last week that Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) has joined the Appropriations Committee. Senator Coons replaces Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who passed away Monday, June 3, 2013.… 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

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

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