Press Releases and Statements

Cochran Announces Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Chairs

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced subcommittee chairmen for the 114th Congress, indicating he expects this team to help produce and advance individual appropriations bills that are in the public interest and that reflect credit on the Senate.
 

Cochran Confirmed as Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriations

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Thursday, January 08, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), officially confirmed as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations in the 114th Congress, today said his goal is to move forward in a responsible and timely manner to fulfill Congress’ constitutional obligation to fund federal government functions.

Shelby Statement at Full Committee Hearing on Ebola Outbreak

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today delivered opening remarks at a Full Committee hearing on the U.S. Government response to the Ebola outbreak.

The full text of Shelby’s remarks, as prepared, is below:

Thank you Madam Chair.

Today, we will discuss the administration’s $6 billion request to address the Ebola outbreak, both domestically and in West Africa.

Shelby Floor Speech on the Continuing Resolution

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Thursday, September 18, 2014 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today delivered the following speech on the Senate floor in support of the Continuing Resolution.  

The full text of Shelby’s remarks, as prepared, is below:  

Thank you, M. President.

I rise in support of the Continuing Resolution.

Overall, it is a relatively clean bill that carries forward current levels for discretionary spending and avoids another government shutdown.

Shelby Statement on FY15 Defense Appropriations Bill Markup

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Thursday, July 17, 2014 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today delivered the following opening statement at a markup of the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations bill:

Thank you, Madam Chair.

Shelby Statement on the President's Emergency Supplemental Request

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, Thursday, July 10, 2014 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today offered the following remarks during a full committee hearing to review the President’s emergency supplemental request:

Thank you Madam Chair for your leadership on this issue.

I know you care deeply about addressing the crisis associated with unaccompanied minors arriving at our southwest border.  I share your concerns. 

Shelby Statement on Commerce-Justice-Science FY15 Appropriations Bill Markup

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS), today delivered the following opening statement at a markup of the fiscal year 2015 CJS appropriations bill:

Thank you, Madam Chairwoman. 

I appreciate your leadership on this bill. 

We have worked together for many years and I believe that this mark reflects our strong bi-partisan relationship.