Majority News Releases

04.26.18

Shelby Holds Hearing to Consider Defense Health Program FY19 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense, today conducted a subcommittee hearing to consider the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request for the Defense Health Program.

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04.24.18

Shelby Subcommittee Reviews FY19 U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense, today conducted a subcommittee hearing to consider the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

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04.20.18

Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of April 23, 2018

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

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04.17.18

Blunt Chairs Hearing on FY19 Department of Labor Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) today chaired a hearing of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee to review the proposed FY19 budget for the U.S. Department of Labor.

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04.17.18

Shelby Chairs Hearing to Consider FY19 National Guard & Reserve Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense, today conducted a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2019 budget request for the National Guard and Reserve.

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04.13.18

Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of April 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of April 16, 2018.

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04.11.18

Shelby Chairs Hearing on FY19 Missile Defense Agency 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 2019 budget request for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.  Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, testified during the hearing to provide an update on missile defense programs.

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04.10.18

Shelby Selected as Senate Appropriations Chairman

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 remainder of the 115th Congress. 

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04.05.18

Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of April 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of April 9, 2018.

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03.21.18

FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Released

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today endorsed passage of omnibus appropriations legislation that provides the largest funding increase for the American military in 15 years and makes significant investments in national priorities like infrastructure, border security and the opioid epidemic.

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02.12.18

Cochran Statement on President Trump's Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s FY2019 budget request.

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02.09.18

Cochran: Cooperative, Bipartisan Effort Needed to Complete FY2018 Appropriations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today said Congress will need to work in a cooperative and bipartisan fashion over the next several weeks to complete the FY2018 appropriations process successfully.

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02.08.18

Links to Budget Agreement Text, CR Summary, Disaster Relief Summary

Continuing Resolution Summary: https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/download/continuing-resolution-summary Disaster Relief Summary: https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/download/supplemental-appropriations-summary Legislative Text: https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/download/bipartisan-budget-act-of-2018-text… Continue Reading


02.07.18

Legislation Introduced to Fund Government through March 23

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today advocated for approval of Senate legislation filed Wednesday to avert a government shutdown, provide critical disaster relief, and, importantly, set the stage to complete the FY2018 appropriations process in coming weeks.

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01.22.18

Cochran Welcomes End of Government Shutdown, Again Advocates for Budget Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today voted to end a partial government shutdown and reiterated his call for a broad budget agreement to keep the U.S. military and other government programs funding.

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01.18.18

Cochran: Continuing Resolution Approval Sets Stage for Progress on Budget, National Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today encouraged Senate passage of the House-passed short-term continuing resolution (CR) to maintain government operations through Feb. 16 and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years.

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12.21.17

Cochran Statement on New Continuing Resolution, Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement regarding the new continuing resolution (CR) and supplemental appropriations passed in the House of Representatives.

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12.07.17

Cochran: Continuing Resolution Key to Budget Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today encouraged Senators to support a short-term continuing resolution to fund the federal government through Dec. 22.

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12.05.17

Blunt-led Hearing Looks for Effective Ways to Combat Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing on how the federal government can more effectively combat the opioid crisis in America.

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11.29.17

Appropriations Subcommittee Schedules Hearing on Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee will conduct a hearing Tuesday, Dec. 5, to examine prevention, treatment, and recovery activities related to the opioid crisis in America.

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