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09.28.18

President Signs Defense Package Into Law, Enacts Most On-Time Spending Bills in Two Decades

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today praised the President’s signing of the second Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations minibus (H.R. 6157) into law, which was supported by Congress with overwhelming margins.  The package includes two critically important funding bills – Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), Education, and Related Agencies – which make up over half of the total discretionary budget.  The bill also contains a continuing resolution (CR) through December 7, 2018, for any appropriations bills not enacted before October 1, 2018. 

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09.21.18

President Trump Signs First Appropriations Minibus Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded the President’s signing of the first Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations minibus (H.R. 5895) into law.  The package, supported by Congress with overwhelming margins, includes funding bills for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Energy and Water Development, and the legislative branch.

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09.18.18

Senate Passes Final Defense, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Minibus Conference Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today praised the Senate’s passage of the final conference agreement reached on H.R. 6157, the second of three Fiscal Year 2019 minibus appropriations packages, which includes funding bills for the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittees.  The bill also contains a continuing resolution (CR) through December 7, 2018, for any appropriations bills not enacted before October 1, 2018.  

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09.13.18

Defense, Labor-HHS-Education Minibus Conference Report Filed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today announced that a final conference agreement has been reached on the second of three Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019) minibus appropriations packages.  The package, H.R. 6157, includes FY2019 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bills.  The conference report to accompany H.R. 6157 will be made available online.  The Senate is expected to vote on the conference report next week.

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09.13.18

Senate-House Hold Conference Meeting on Defense & Labor-HHS-Education Minibus

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Building on the success of the final conference agreement on the first appropriations minibus, the Senate and House today convened a conference committee on H.R. 6157, the minibus that packages the Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding bills. In a further sign of a return to regular order in the appropriations process, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) applauded t… Continue Reading


09.13.18

Senate-House Convene on Interior, FSGG, Agriculture, T-HUD Minibus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate and House today convened a conference committee on H.R. 6147, the minibus that packages the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bills. 

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09.12.18

Shelby Praises Final Passage of First Appropriations Minibus Conference Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today praised the Senate’s passage of the final conference agreement reached on H.R. 5895, the first of three Fiscal Year 2019 minibus appropriations packages, which includes appropriations bills for Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch.  The Conference Report and Joint Explanatory Statement are available online.  The House is expected to vote on the conference report later this week.  

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09.11.18

Appropriations Schedule for September 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations for Thursday, September 13, 2018.

 

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09.10.18

Conferees Reach Final Agreement, First Appropriations Minibus Filed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today announced that a final conference agreement has been reached on the first of three Fiscal Year 2019 minibus appropriations packages.  The first package, H.R. 5895, includes appropriations bills for Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch.  The conference report to accompany H.R. 5895 is available online.  Senate and House votes on the conference report are expected this week.  

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09.06.18

Senate Names Conferees for Next Two Minibus Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today announced the members who will participate in the Conference Committees to finalize the next two minibus appropriations bills, H.R. 6147 and H.R. 6157.

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09.05.18

Senate-House Convene First Energy & Water Conference Since 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a further sign of a return to regular order in the appropriations process, the Senate and House today convened a conference committee on Energy and Water Development appropriations for the first time since 2009.  The Energy and Water Development Fiscal Year 2019 funding measure was considered as part of a larger package, H.R. 5895, that also includes Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations for Military Construction-Veterans Affairs and the Legislative Branch, the first of three minibus appropriations bills to pass the Senate. 

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09.04.18

Appropriations Schedule for September 5, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations for Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

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08.30.18

Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of September 4, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of September 4, 2018. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES SUBCOMMITTEE (Jerry Moran, Chairman) Hearing to conduct oversight of the Bureau of Industry and Security, the International Trade Administration, and the United States International Trade Commission 10:00 a.m., Room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses: The… Continue Reading


08.23.18

Senate Approves Third Appropriations Package, Marking Passage of Nine Bipartisan Funding Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today applauded the Senate’s passage of H.R. 6157, the third Fiscal Year 2019 minibus appropriations bill.  The funding legislation packages the eighth and ninth FY2019 funding measures to be processed by the full Senate this year – Department of Defense; and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

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08.20.18

Shelby Encourages Support for Third Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the consideration of H.R. 6157.  This bill packages the eighth and ninth Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations measures to be processed by the full Senate this year – Department of Defense; and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.  Both of the measures included in the appropriations package were passed by the full committee with near-unanimous support.

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08.16.18

Shelby: Senate Works to Rebuild America's Military in Third Appropriations Minibus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the consideration of H.R. 6157.  This bill packages two Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations measures – Department of Defense; and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies – which are the eighth and ninth funding bills to be processed by the full Senate this year.  Both of the measures included in the appropriations package were passed by the full committee with near-unanimous support.

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08.01.18

Senate Passes Another Appropriations Package, Approves Four More Bipartisan Funding Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today applauded the Senate’s passage of H.R. 6147, the second Fiscal Year 2019 minibus appropriations bill.  The funding legislation packages four measures including Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.  This marks the Senate’s completion of seven FY2019 appropriations bills.

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07.24.18

Shelby: Senate Takes Another Step Toward Regular Order in Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the consideration of H.R. 6147.  This bill packages four Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations measures, including Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.  All four of the bills were passed by the full committee with unanimous support.

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07.20.18

Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of July 23, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of July 23, 2018.

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07.11.18

Shelby Supports Appointed Conferees, Applauds Move to Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby today delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the appointed conferees and the motion to go to conference to finalize H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill, which packages the Fiscal Year 2019 funding measures for Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch. 

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