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02.14.19

Senate Approves Package to Secure Border and Complete FY2019 Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded the Senate’s passage of H.J. Res. 31, the fourth and final Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019) appropriations package that contains a bipartisan agreement on border security and completes government funding for the current fiscal year.  

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02.13.19

Conferees Introduce Legislation to Secure Border, Fund Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate and House conferees today filed a comprehensive appropriations package that contains a bipartisan agreement on border security and completes government funding for the current fiscal year.  The legislation provides $22.54 billion in total border security funding, including $1.375 billion for 55 new miles of physical barriers in the most needed areas along the southwest border.  The Senate and House will vote on the package this week, prior to the funding deadline of Friday, February 15.

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02.05.19

Senate Appropriations Schedule for February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for February 6, 2019.

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02.01.19

Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of February 4, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of February 4, 2019.

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01.30.19

Senate-House Convene on Homeland Security Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate and House of Representatives today convened a conference committee on the FY2019 Homeland Security appropriations measure.  Following passage of H.J. Res. 31 last week, the Homeland Security appropriations legislation was formally sent to a bicameral conference committee in an effort to resolve differences between the Senate and the House.

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01.28.19

Appropriations Schedule for January 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations for Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

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01.25.19

Senate Names Conferees for Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today announced the members who will participate in the Conference Committee to finalize the FY2019 Homeland Security appropriations bill. 

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01.25.19

Senate Passes Measures to Reopen Government Through Feb. 15, Move to Conference on Homeland Security Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding his support for legislative measures to reopen the government through February 15, 2019, and send the Homeland Security appropriations bill to a conference committee with the House.  The two measures, H.J. Res. 28 and H.J. Res. 31, respectively, passed the Senate this afternoon by voice vote.

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01.24.19

Shelby Urges Senate to Resolve Differences, Reopen Government, and Secure Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor prior to a procedural vote on the End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act, a comprehensive appropriations package containing the remaining seven Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019) bills, full funding of the President’s border security priorities, a disaster supplemental, and a host of bipartisan immigration reforms.  The proposal, outlined last weekend by President Trump, is the product of ongoing negotiations to reopen the government. 

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01.21.19

Shelby Releases Proposal to Reopen Government and Secure Border, Urges Passage of Comprehensive Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the text of a comprehensive appropriations package containing the remaining seven Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019) bills, full funding of the president’s border security priorities, a disaster supplemental, and a host of bipartisan immigration reforms.  The proposal, outlined this past weekend by President Trump, is the product of ongoing negotiations to reopen the government.  The Senate is expected to vote on the package this week.  

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01.14.19

Shelby, Leahy Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Rosters for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today announced the majority and minority subcommittee members for the 116th Congress. The Senate Appropriations subcommittee chairmen, ranking members, and rosters, with members listed in in order of subcommittee seniority, are as follows: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman Mitch McConnell (R… Continue Reading


01.11.19

Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of January 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of January 14, 2019. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019 ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE (Lamar Alexander, Chairman) Hearing to review the future of nuclear power as it pertains to advanced reactors 2:30 p.m., Room 138, Dirksen Senate Office Building Witnesses: Mr. Edward McGinnis Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Nuclear Energy U.S. Dep… Continue Reading


01.09.19

Shelby, Leahy Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Leadership for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today announced the majority and minority subcommittee leaders for the 116th Congress following approval by the full Senate. The Senate Appropriations subcommittee chairmen and ranking members for the 116th Congress are as follows: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), ranking… Continue Reading


01.09.19

Shelby Selected as Senate Appropriations Chair for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today received the approval of his Republican colleagues to serve as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the 116th Congress. The Senate Republican Conference met this afternoon to ratify committee chairmen for the new Congress and approved Shelby's selection by members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to lead the committee for his first full two-year term as chairman. The Senate is expected to formally affirm … Continue Reading


12.19.18

Legislation Introduced to Fund Government Through February 8

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding his support for a continuing resolution (CR) to avert a government shutdown by funding outstanding FY2019 appropriations bills at current levels:

 

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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

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