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06.26.19

Senate Passes Its Bipartisan Border Supplemental Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding emergency supplemental appropriations for humanitarian assistance and security at the southern border.  The legislation, which passed the Senate Appropriations Committee last week by a vote of 30-1, provides a total of $4.59 billion to address the border crisis and contains no poison pills from either party.  The full Senate passed the legislation by an overwhelming vote of 84 – 8.

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06.19.19

Senate Appropriations Advances Bipartisan Border Supplemental Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today held a full committee markup to consider the emergency supplemental appropriations for humanitarian assistance and security at the southern border. The legislation, which is backed by Chairman Shelby and Vice Chairman Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), provides a total of $4.59 billion to address the border crisis. The committee vote to advance the legislation by a vote of 30 - 1. During the full committee business m… Continue Reading


05.23.19

President Breaks Gridlock on Disaster Aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the text of emergency supplemental appropriations legislation to help millions of Americans recover and rebuild from recent natural disasters.  The measure provides $19.1 billion in relief for states and territories recently ravaged by tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, volcanoes, typhoons, and other such events.  Senate action on the package is expected today.  

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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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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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01.14.19

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


06.21.18

Senate Committee Advances FY2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today advanced its FY2019 Homeland Security funding bill, making investments in border security, cybersecurity, aviation security, state and local grants, and other programs to keep Americans safe.

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06.19.18

FY2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Clears Senate Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security today approved its FY2019 funding bill making investments in border security, cybersecurity, aviation security, state and local grants, and other programs to keep Americans safe.

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06.15.18

Senate Appropriations Schedule for the Week of June 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of June 18, 2018.

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05.14.18

Shelby, Leahy Announce Markup Schedule for FY2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today announced the following markup schedule for the Senate Appropriations Committee for Fiscal Year 2019.

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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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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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02.07.18

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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11.21.17

FY2018 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Released

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released the FY2018 chairmen’s recommendation and explanatory statement for the Department of the Homeland Security.

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11.17.17

Cochran Statement on Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s third request for supplemental disaster appropriations funding.

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11.16.17

Cochran Addresses FY2018 Appropriations Outlook

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement regarding the need for a budget deal between Congress and the administration in order to complete FY2018 appropriations bills.

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