Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

Chairman Leahy is committed to following the existing requirements for congressionally directed spending items in Rule XLIV of the Standing Rules of the Senate and is implementing new reforms that ensure greater transparency and accountability.  You can read more about those reforms here.

After careful consideration by the Committee, the following list provides information on congressionally directed spending items that were funded in the following fiscal year 2022 Senate appropriations bills.

One of the Chairman’s reforms requires Senators to post all of their congressionally directed spending requests, as well as their financial certification disclosures attesting that neither they nor their immediate family have any financial interest in any of the items requested, to their official Senate websites.  These requests must be posted to the Senator’s website within 15 calendar days of the relevant subcommittee’s submission deadline.  This allows time for the Committee to ensure the requests were properly submitted.  Each subcommittee has a different deadline for congressionally directed spending requests, and these deadlines can be found here.

In alphabetical order, websites for each Senator’s requests as they were made to the Committee are listed below.  Questions regarding individual requests should be directed to the requesting office.  A comprehensive chart of all requests that were made to the Committee can be found here.