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12.19.19

National Security Appropriations Package Passed by Senate, FY20 Process Complete

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate today passed the second of two FY2020 comprehensive appropriations packages, H.R. 1158, by a vote of 81-11.  The legislation includes spending measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Department of Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; and Homeland Security.  

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12.19.19

Senate Passes FY20 Domestic Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate today passed H.R. 1865 by a vote of 71-23.  The legislation is the first of two FY2020 comprehensive appropriations packages and contains measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.

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12.19.19

Shelby Applauds Bipartisan Cooperation, Encourages Colleagues to Support FY20 Spending Packages to Fully Fund Govt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor ahead of procedural votes on two comprehensive appropriations packages containing all 12 FY2020 bills – H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865.  The legislation was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday.  Chairman Shelby thanked his colleagues for their bipartisan work and urged them to support the packages in an effort to protect our Southern border and deliver funding for our troops on the ground – providing our men and women in uniform with the resources needed to protect our nation.

 

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12.16.19

Congress Works to Fully Fund Government Ahead of Deadline, Files Two FY20 Packages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, two comprehensive appropriations packages containing all 12 appropriations measures were filed in the U.S. House of Representatives in an effort to complete funding for the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) process.

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11.21.19

Senate Passes Measure to Fund Government Through December 20

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the short-term continuing resolution (CR) to maintain government operations through December 20, 2019.  The legislation was passed in the Senate by a vote of 74–20.

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11.15.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of November 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of November 18, 2019.

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10.31.19

Shelby Presses Colleagues to Fund America's Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor ahead of yet another procedural vote on whether to consider H.R. 2740, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) spending bills passed by the House of Representatives including measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense; Energy and Water Development; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.  Chairman Shelby pressed his colleagues to put partisan politics aside and support funding for our troops on the ground – providing our men and women in uniform with the resources needed to protect our nation.

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10.31.19

Senate Passes Important Domestic Funding, Crucial Defense Package on Deck

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today commended the Senate’s passage of the Senate substitute to H.R.3055, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) domestic spending bills which includes measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. 

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10.22.19

Shelby Urges Members to Support Domestic Package Without Delay, Pave Pathway to Advance Essential Funding for Military

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor prior to the procedural vote on whether to consider H.R. 3055, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) domestic spending bills passed by the House of Representatives, which includes measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. 

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10.21.19

Shelby Releases Substitute Text for FY20 Minibus, Urges Bipartisanship in Moving Domestic & Defense Packages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released the text of the Senate substitute to H.R.3055, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) domestic spending bills passed by the House of Representatives, which includes measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.  

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10.18.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of October 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of October 21, 2019.

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10.11.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of October 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of October 14, 2019.

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09.26.19

Senate Committee Advances FY2020 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2020 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, which includes funding to improve operations and address heightened security requirements for those who work at or visit the U.S. Capitol complex. The bill provides $3.593 billion in discretionary budget authority, excluding items pertaining solely to the U.S. House of Representatives. An additional $1.499 billion is reserved for the House-only items, bringing total fun… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Senate Appropriations Committee Sends FY2020 Homeland Security Bill to Full Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee Appropriations today approved and advanced the FY2020 Homeland Security funding bill, which provides $70.7 billion to provide for the security of the American people. The measure, makes investments in border security, cybersecurity, aviation security, state and local grants, and other programs to keep Americans safe. The FY2020 Homeland Security appropriations bill, which was approved by a vote of 17-14, fully funds the President's request for the bor… Continue Reading


09.26.19

FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bill Approved for Senate Consideration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2020 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Act, which makes investments to support law enforcement, economic prosperity, scientific research, space exploration, and other national priorities. The $70.833 billion measure is $6.715 billion above the FY2019 enacted level and funds the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Natio… Continue Reading


09.26.19

FY2020 State & Foreign Operations Bill Advanced by Full Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2020 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, which provides funding to strengthen federal programs and operations that support national security and American values abroad. The legislation was advanced by a vote of 31-0. The $55 billion appropriations bill strengthens diplomacy and development, promotes democracy abroad, provides critical assistance to allies, and continues life-saving… Continue Reading


09.26.19

FY2020 Interior, Environment Appropriations Bill Approved by Full Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved a $35.8 billion measure to fund the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Indian Health Service, and other agencies for FY2020. The Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies subcommittee bill includes an additional $2.25 billion for wildfire suppression activities made available by the wildfire cap adjustment is also included. The bill was advanced by a vote of 31-0. … Continue Reading


09.26.19

Shelby Applauds Consideration of Five FY2020 Bills, Encourages Continued Bipartisan Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today convened a full committee markup for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations process, during which the Committee will consider the FY2020 bills for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Homeland Security; and the Legislative Branch. Chairman Shelby commended his com… Continue Reading


09.24.19

Homeland Security Subcommittee Approves FY2020 Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security today approved its FY2020 funding bill, which provides $70.7 billion to provide for the security of the American people.  The measure, which is scheduled for full committee consideration on Thursday, makes investments in border security, cybersecurity, aviation security, state and local grants, and other programs to keep Americans safe.

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09.24.19

FY2020 CJS Appropriations Bill Advanced by Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) today approved a $70.833 billion funding bill to support law enforcement, economic prosperity, scientific research, space exploration, and other national priorities.

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