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03.26.19

Shelby Releases Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the text of emergency supplemental appropriations legislation that will help millions of Americans recover and rebuild from recent natural disasters.  The measure provides $13.45 billion in supplemental funding for states and territories recently ravaged by tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, volcanoes, typhoons, and other such events.  

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03.22.19

Appropriations Schedule for Week of March 25, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of March 25, 2019.

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03.14.19

Shelby Statement on Emergency Declaration Resolution of Disapproval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding his vote to reject H. J. Res. 46, the Emergency Declaration resolution of disapproval:

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03.13.19

Shelby Holds Hearing to Consider FY2020 Air Force Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today chaired a Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2020 funding request and budget justification for the Department of the Air Force.  During the hearing, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and David L. Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force, testified before the panel to provide an update on Air Force programs.

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03.11.19

Shelby Statement on President Trump's FY2020 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s FY2020 budget request:

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03.08.19

Appropriations Schedule for Week of March 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of March 11, 2019.

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02.22.19

Appropriations Schedule for Week of February 25, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of February 25, 2019.

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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

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