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09.13.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of September 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of September 16, 2019.

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09.12.19

FY2020 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill Advanced by Full Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.  The legislation funds U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs, including national nuclear security and energy research and development, as well as important infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation.

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09.12.19

Appropriations Committee Advances FY2020 Defense Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved its FY2020 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which makes essential investments in our military and supports programs necessary to protect critical interests of U.S. national security. 

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09.12.19

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2020 Subcommittee Allocations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved Chairman Richard Shelby’s (R-Ala.) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 subcommittee allocation proposal during the first full committee markup.  Consistent with the 2019 Bipartisan Budget Agreement, the FY2020 allocations total $666.5 billion in defense funding, $621.5 billion in non-defense funding, and $79.5 billion in funding for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).

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09.12.19

Shelby Stresses Importance of Adherence to Budget Agreement During FY2020 Appropriations Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today convened the first full committee markup for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations process.  During the meeting, the Committee members are slated to consider the 302(b) subcommittee allocations, the FY2020 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, and the FY2020 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act.  

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09.10.19

Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Advances FY2020 Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense today advanced its FY2020 funding bill, which makes important investments in our military and supports programs necessary to protect critical interests of U.S. national security.

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09.06.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of September 9, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of September 9, 2019.

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08.01.19

Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the bipartisan budget agreement, which sets defense and nondefense spending levels for FY2020 and FY2021.

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07.26.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of July 29, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of July 29, 2019.

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06.27.19

House Passes Senate Bipartisan Border Supplemental Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding passage of the Senate’s border security supplemental appropriations bill in the House of Representatives, which was agreed to by a vote of 305-102. 

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06.26.19

Senate Passes Its Bipartisan Border Supplemental Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding emergency supplemental appropriations for humanitarian assistance and security at the southern border.  The legislation, which passed the Senate Appropriations Committee last week by a vote of 30-1, provides a total of $4.59 billion to address the border crisis and contains no poison pills from either party.  The full Senate passed the legislation by an overwhelming vote of 84 – 8.

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06.19.19

Senate Appropriations Advances Bipartisan Border Supplemental Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today held a full committee markup to consider the emergency supplemental appropriations for humanitarian assistance and security at the southern border. The legislation, which is backed by Chairman Shelby and Vice Chairman Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), provides a total of $4.59 billion to address the border crisis. The committee vote to advance the legislation by a vote of 30 - 1. During the full committee business m… Continue Reading


06.12.19

Appropriations Schedule for June 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for June 19, 2019.

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05.31.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of June 3, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of June 3, 2019.

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05.30.19

Shelby Statement on Passing of Senator Thad Cochran, Former Appropriations Chairman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today made the following statement regarding the passing of Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), his former colleague and longtime friend:

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05.23.19

President Breaks Gridlock on Disaster Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the text of emergency supplemental appropriations legislation to help millions of Americans recover and rebuild from recent natural disasters.  The measure provides $19.1 billion in relief for states and territories recently ravaged by tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, volcanoes, typhoons, and other such events.  Senate action on the package is expected today.  

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05.17.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of May 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of May 20, 2019.

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05.10.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of May 13, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of May 13, 2019.

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05.08.19

Shelby Holds Hearing to Review Pentagon Budget for FY2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, today conducted a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2020 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Defense. Patrick M. Shanahan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Defense; and General Joseph Dunford, Jr., USMC, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the subcommittee. Chairman Shelby's opening … Continue Reading


05.03.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of May 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of May 6, 2019.

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