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10.26.17

Cochran Welcomes Administration Attention to Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following President Trump’s address today regarding the opioid epidemic, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) welcomed the administration’s attention to the crisis.

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07.27.17

Committee Approves FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which would provide funding for law enforcement, economic prosperity, scientific research, and space exploration and other national priorities.

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06.29.17

Shelby Aims for Appropriate Funding Balance to Support Overall NASA Portfolio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing to review the FY2018 budget request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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06.13.17

Shelby Opens Review of FY18 Justice Department Budget Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing to review the FY2018 budget request for the U.S. Department of Justice.

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06.08.17

FY18 Commerce Dept. Budget Request Undergoes Shelby, CJS Subcommittee Scrutiny

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing to review the FY2018 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce and related agencies.

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04.04.17

Shelby Chairs Hearing to Review Water Hazard Forecasting & Mitigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing to review federal, state, university, and private sector activities being conducted in the area of water hazard forecasting and mitigation.

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04.19.16

FY2017 Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies today approved a $51 billion spending bill to support national security, law enforcement and American scientific innovation.

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03.10.16

Shelby Pilots CJS Hearing on FY17 NASA Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing to review the fiscal year 2017 budget request for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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03.03.16

Shelby Opening Remarks at CJS Hearing on Department of Commerce FY17 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, today conducted a hearing to review the fiscal year 2017 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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01.28.16

Shelby Opening Remarks at CJS Hearing on President Obama’s Executive Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), today delivered opening remarks in a hearing to review the Department of Justice’s role in implementing President Obama’s executive actions related to gun control.

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06.10.15

Subcommittee Approves FY2016 Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies today approved the FY2016 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, advancing the more than $51 billion measure toward full committee consideration on Thursday.

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06.10.15

Shelby Opening Statement on FY2016 Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS), today delivered the following opening statement during the subcommittee markup of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

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05.07.15

Shelby Opening Statement on Department of Justice’s FY16 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, DC - Thursday, May 07, 2015 - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS), today delivered the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Justice. The full text of Shelby's remarks, as prepared, is below. Welcome to today's Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee hearing examining the Depar… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Shelby Opening Statement on NASA’s FY 2016 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, DC - Thursday, April 16, 2015 - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science, today delivered the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 budget request and funding justification for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The full text of Shelby's remarks, as prepared, is below: Welcome to the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee's hearing on … Continue Reading


03.12.15

Shelby Opening Statement on FY16 Budget for the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, DEA & ATF

WASHINGTON, DC - Thursday, March 12, 2015 - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS), today delivered the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2016 funding requests and budget justifications for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The full text of Shelby's… Continue Reading


02.26.15

Shelby Opening Statement on Department of Commerce FY2016 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, DC - Thursday, February 26, 2015 - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS), today delivered the following opening statement during a subcommittee hearing to review the FY2016 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce.The full text of Shelby's remarks, as prepared, is below."Today, I want to welcome Secretary Pritzker who will testify about the Department of Commerce's 2016 budget request. Thi… Continue Reading


02.25.15

FY2016 Budget Request for U.S. Department of Commerce Subject of Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Subcommittee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) is scheduled to conduct a Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, to review the FY2016 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The proceedings will be webcast and prepared testimony will be made available on the Committee website. Thursday, February 26, 2015 COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES SUBCOMMITTEE (Richard Shelby, Chairman) Hear… Continue Reading


06.03.14

Shelby Statement on Commerce-Justice-Science FY15 Appropriations Bill Markup

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS), today delivered the following opening statement at a markup of the fiscal year 2015 CJS appropriations bill:Thank you, Madam Chairwoman. I appreciate your leadership on this bill. We have worked together for many years and I believe that this mark reflects our strong bi-partisan relationship. The Murray-Ryan budget agreement has provided us the founda… Continue Reading


05.05.14

Shelby Blasts NASA Budget for Lack of Commitment to SLS, Accountability from Commercial

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, today at a hearing on NASA’s fiscal year 2015 budget request with Administrator Charles Bolden, sharply criticized the agency’s lack of commitment to funding SLS, the primary program that will allow America to maintain its leadership role in human space exploration: “While your [Administrator Bolden] statement depicts SLS as cr… Continue Reading


04.10.14

Shelby Statement on Commerce Dept. FY15 Budget Request

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science, today delivered the following opening statement at a hearing on the Department of Commerce’s fiscal year 2015 budget request: Thank you Madam Chair. I want to welcome Secretary Pritzker to her first hearing before the CJS Subcommittee. The Department of Commerce is responsible for a broad range of activities critical to our nation. Weather fore… Continue Reading

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