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Shelby Blasts NASA Budget for Lack of Commitment to SLS, Accountability from Commercial

Release Date: 
Thursday, May 01, 2014

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, today at a hearing on NASA’s fiscal year 2015 budget request with Administrator Charles Bolden, sharply criticized the agency’s lack of commitment to funding SLS, the primary program that will allow America to maintain its leadership role in human space exploration:    

Shelby Urges Close Evaluation of Federal R&D Spending on Merit

Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today at a hearing on driving innovation through federal investments, expressed strong support for important and productive research and development programs at certain government agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  Shelby also urged the committee to evaluate each program on its merits and pay close attention to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report detailing inefficiencies in government spending:

Shelby: DOJ Budget Prioritizes Obama Admin. Pet Projects

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 03, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Thursdsay, April 3, 2014

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science, today at a budget oversight hearing blasted Attorney General Eric Holder for the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) failure to prioritize national security and law enforcement over Obama Administration pet projects in its fiscal year 2015 budget proposal: 

Shelby Statement on Appropriations Markups

Release Date: 
Thursday, August 08, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, Thursday, June 20, 2013 - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee today issued the attached statement at a Full Committee hearing on the adoption of the FY 2013 spending allocations and markup of FY 2014 appropriation bills.

Shelby: Defense Bill Should Not Exceed Budget Control Act Limit

Release Date: 
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee today issued the following statement at a full committee markup of the FY 2014 appropriations bill for the Department of Defense.

Shelby: Appropriation Bills Must Conform to Budget Control Act Limit

Release Date: 
Thursday, July 25, 2013

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee today issued the following statement at a full committee markup of the State, Foreign Operations and the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bills.