Majority News Releases

10.31.19

Shelby Presses Colleagues to Fund America's Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor ahead of yet another procedural vote on whether to consider H.R. 2740, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) spending bills passed by the House of Representatives including measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense; Energy and Water Development; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.  Chairman Shelby pressed his colleagues to put partisan politics aside and support funding for our troops on the ground – providing our men and women in uniform with the resources needed to protect our nation.

Continue Reading


10.31.19

Senate Passes Important Domestic Funding, Crucial Defense Package on Deck

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today commended the Senate’s passage of the Senate substitute to H.R.3055, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) domestic spending bills which includes measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. 

Continue Reading


10.22.19

Shelby Urges Members to Support Domestic Package Without Delay, Pave Pathway to Advance Essential Funding for Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor prior to the procedural vote on whether to consider H.R. 3055, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) domestic spending bills passed by the House of Representatives, which includes measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. 

Continue Reading


10.21.19

Shelby Releases Substitute Text for FY20 Minibus, Urges Bipartisanship in Moving Domestic & Defense Packages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released the text of the Senate substitute to H.R.3055, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) domestic spending bills passed by the House of Representatives, which includes measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.  

Continue Reading


10.18.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of October 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of October 21, 2019.

Continue Reading


10.11.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of October 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of October 14, 2019.

Continue Reading


09.26.19

Senate Committee Advances FY2020 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2020 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, which includes funding to improve operations and address heightened security requirements for those who work at or visit the U.S. Capitol complex. The bill provides $3.593 billion in discretionary budget authority, excluding items pertaining solely to the U.S. House of Representatives. An additional $1.499 billion is reserved for the House-only items, bringing total fun… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Senate Appropriations Committee Sends FY2020 Homeland Security Bill to Full Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee Appropriations today approved and advanced the FY2020 Homeland Security funding bill, which provides $70.7 billion to provide for the security of the American people. The measure, makes investments in border security, cybersecurity, aviation security, state and local grants, and other programs to keep Americans safe. The FY2020 Homeland Security appropriations bill, which was approved by a vote of 17-14, fully funds the President's request for the bor… Continue Reading


09.26.19

FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill Approved for Senate Consideration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Act, which makes investments to support law enforcement, economic prosperity, scientific research, space exploration, and other national priorities. The $70.833 billion measure is $6.715 billion above the FY2019 enacted level and funds the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Natio… Continue Reading


09.26.19

FY2020 State & Foreign Operations Bill Advanced by Full Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2020 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, which provides funding to strengthen federal programs and operations that support national security and American values abroad. The legislation was advanced by a vote of 31-0. The $55 billion appropriations bill strengthens diplomacy and development, promotes democracy abroad, provides critical assistance to allies, and continues life-saving… Continue Reading


09.26.19

FY2020 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill Approved by Full Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved a $35.8 billion measure to fund the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Indian Health Service, and other agencies for FY2020. The Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies subcommittee bill includes an additional $2.25 billion for wildfire suppression activities made available by the wildfire cap adjustment is also included. The bill was advanced by a vote of 31-0. … Continue Reading


09.26.19

Shelby Applauds Consideration of Five FY2020 Bills, Encourages Continued Bipartisan Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today convened a full committee markup for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations process, during which the Committee will consider the FY2020 bills for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Homeland Security; and the Legislative Branch. Chairman Shelby commended his com… Continue Reading


09.24.19

Homeland Security Subcommittee Approves FY2020 Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security today approved its FY2020 funding bill, which provides $70.7 billion to provide for the security of the American people.  The measure, which is scheduled for full committee consideration on Thursday, makes investments in border security, cybersecurity, aviation security, state and local grants, and other programs to keep Americans safe.

Continue Reading


09.24.19

FY2020 CJS Appropriations Bill Advanced by Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) today approved a $70.833 billion funding bill to support law enforcement, economic prosperity, scientific research, space exploration, and other national priorities.

Continue Reading


09.24.19

FY2020 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill Approved by Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies today approved a $35.8 billion measure to fund the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Indian Health Service, and other agencies.  An additional $2.25 billion for wildfire suppression activities made available by the wildfire cap adjustment is also included.

Continue Reading


09.20.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of September 23, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of September 23, 2019.

 

Continue Reading


09.19.19

Senate Committee Advances FY2020 Financial Services & General Government Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to advance the FY2020 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, which funds the U.S. Treasury Department, the Executive Office of the President, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and numerous independent agencies, including the Small Business Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the General Services Administration.  

Continue Reading


09.19.19

Senate FY2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill Gains Committee Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the FY2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations.  The legislation, which will support federal agriculture and nutrition programs in FY2020, recommends $151.7 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding, which is $87 million below the FY2019 enacted level.  

Continue Reading


09.19.19

FY2020 T-HUD Appropriations Bill Advanced by Senate Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today advanced the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD) appropriations legislation.  The measure provides funding to improve transportation infrastructure development, housing assistance, and community development.

Continue Reading


09.19.19

Shelby Highlights Urgent Need to Advance FY2020 Process Together

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today convened a full committee markup for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations process, during which the Committee will consider the FY2020 bills for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; and Financial Services and General Government.  Chairman Shelby stressed the urgent need to fund our military and, again, encouraged his colleagues to honor the agreed-upon terms of the budget deal negotiated by Republicans and Democrats.

Continue Reading

Showing page   of 25