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09.13.18

Vice Chairman Leahy Statement on Interior, FSGG, Agriculture, T-HUD Minibus

I am pleased to be here at the third appropriations conference of Fiscal Year 2019. We have made a lot of progress toward an agreement on the four bills before us - Interior, Financial Services, Agriculture, and Transportation-HUD - that will allow us to move this package forward, but we still have work to do and differences to resolve. Together these bills demonstrate the importance of the bipartisan budget agreement reached earlier this year. In these four bills, the priorities outlined in … Continue Reading


08.01.18

Appropriations Vice Chairman Leahy (D-Vt.) Statement On Senate Passage Of The Interior, THUD, FSGG & Agriculture “Minibus” Appropriations Bill

Today, we are voting on final passage of the second "minibus" package of appropriations bills, and I urge an "aye" vote. This bill contains the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies bill, the Financial Services and General Government and Related Agencies bill, the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill, and the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies bill. Each of these were reported by the Appropriations Committ… Continue Reading


07.24.18

Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Leahy Statement On The FY 2019 Interior, FSGG, and Agriculture "Minibus" Appropriations Bill

I am pleased to join Chairman Shelby as we prepare to debate the second set of appropriations bills to reach the Senate floor this session. This "minibus" contains four important bills for Fiscal Year 2019: the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill, the Financial Services and General Government bill, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies bill, and the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies bill. Each of th… Continue Reading


06.14.18

Summary Of The Interior, Environment, And Related Agencies FY 2019 Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2019 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill provides a total discretionary funding level of $35.853 billion, which is $601 million more than the fiscal year 2018 level and $7.586 billion more than the President's request. The bill does not contain poison pill riders. U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), Ranking Member of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee, said: "This bill represents the Senate's commitme… Continue Reading


05.16.18

Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Leahy Statement On FY 19 Funding Request Hearing With EPA Administrator Pruitt

Thank you Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Udall. This is an important hearing to review the budget request for the Environmental Protection Agency. With this reckless and unrealistic budget, the Trump administration continues to show its clear contempt for bedrock environmental safeguards and for the work of the EPA to monitor, protect, and conserve our environment and the health of all Americans. Attacks on the core mission and role of the EPA are attacks on human health. The work of … Continue Reading


05.10.18

Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy Statement On The FY 19 Funding Request For The U.S. Department Of The Interior

Thank you, Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Udall. Secretary Zinke, we expressed our concerns to you last year when the President proposed to eliminate or reduce critical programs in the FY18 budget. You reportedly said to your own staff that you were "not happy" about the budget proposed by the White House, which proposed a 12 percent overall cut to the Interior Department. Now, you are in charge and have requested a 19 percent reduction compared to the FY18 enacted level, taking an axe… Continue Reading


11.20.17

SUMMARY: FY2018 Interior, Environment Appropriations Chairman's Mark Released

WASHINGTON (Monday, November 20, 2017) - The Senate Appropriations Committee Monday made public the Chairman's Mark for the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Bill. The Senate bill recommends $32.536 billion in discretionary funding for agencies funded by the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill, which includes $32.030 billion in discretionary funds and $507 million in emergency funds to pay for wildland firefighting needs. Excluding emerge… Continue Reading


06.27.17

Vice Chairman Leahy Statement On The President's FY 18 Funding Request For The EPA

Chairwoman Murkowski and Ranking Member Udall, this is an important hearing. The Trump administration has demonstrated its clear contempt for the critical work historically done by the Environmental Protection Agency to protect and preserve our environment. I wonder how you can look at this Committee and defend this as a plan to uphold the Agency's mission. Where we should be doubling down on our investment to protect our environment and curb the effects of climate change, this administrat… Continue Reading


06.16.16

Mikulski Statement at Full Committee Markup of the FY17 Interior and Financial Services Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, participated in a Full Committee markup to consider the fiscal year 2017 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Interior) and Financial Services and General Government (Financial Services) Appropriations bills.

 

The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski’s remarks, as prepared for delivery:

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06.16.16

FY17 Interior & Environment Full Committee Bill Summary

Washington, D.C. – The Senate bill recommends $32.034 billion in discretionary funding for agencies funded by the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.  That amount is $125 million less than the fiscal year 2016 level and $1.080 billion less than the budget request.  While the bill includes important investments in national parks, tribal programs and cultural agencies, it also makes troubling cuts to the clean air and water programs and includes a number of policy riders that would roll back the nation’s core laws protecting public health and the environment.

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06.14.16

FY17 Interior & Environment Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Washington, D.C. – The Senate bill recommends $32.034 billion in discretionary funding for agencies funded by the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.  That amount is $125 million less than the fiscal year 2016 level and $1.080 billion less than the budget request.  While the bill includes important investments in national parks, tribal programs and cultural agencies, it also makes troubling cuts to the clean air and water programs and includes a number of policy riders that would roll back the nation’s core laws protecting public health and the environment.

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06.08.16

Mikulski Floor Statement on Reed-Mikulski Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor about the Reed-Mikulski amendment to keep parity between defense and non-defense spending.

      

The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski’s remarks, as prepared for delivery:

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06.18.15

FY16 Interior & Environment Full Committee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá (Appropriations): (202) 224-2667Jennifer Talhelm (Udall): (202) 228-6870 SUMMARYINTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLFull Committee Mark: June 18, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill provides a total of $31.06 billion, including $30.01 billion in discretionary funding and $1.05 billion in emergency firefighting… Continue Reading


06.18.15

Mikulski Remarks at Full Committee Markup of Interior & Homeland Security Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, participated in the Full Committee markup of the fiscal year 2016 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies (Interior) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bills. The following are Vice Chairwoman Mikulski's remarks, as prepared for delivery: "Thank you, Chairman Cochran. Today, we have two bills: Interior and Homeland Security. I appreciate the Chai… Continue Reading


06.16.15

FY16 Interior & Environment Subcommittee Markup Bill Summary

Contact:Mara Stark-Alcalá (Appropriations): (202) 224-2667Jennifer Talhelm (Udall): (202) 228-6870 SUMMARYINTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS BILLSubcommittee Mark: June 16, 2015 Washington, D.C. - The fiscal year 2016 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill provides a total of $31.06 billion, including $30.01 billion in discretionary funding and $1.05 billion in emergency firefighting f… Continue Reading


01.29.15

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Rosters Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Vice Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) today announced members for the 12 subcommittees that make up the Senate Committee on Appropriations. The majority and minority rosters are listed below, along with the chairmen and ranking member designations that were announced earlier this month. Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairmanRoy Blunt (R-Mo.)Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)Mi… Continue Reading


08.01.14

FY15 Interior Subcommittee Chairman's Recommendation & Explanatory Statement

For Immediate Release: August 1, 2014Contact: Vince Morris (202) 224-1010 FY 2015 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman's Recommendation and Explanatory StatementWASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2015 Chairman's recommendation and explanatory statement for the Department of the Interior, Environment, … 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


03.18.14

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

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