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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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09.18.19

Shelby Urges Members to Adhere to Budget Deal, Support 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. 2740, the first package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) spending bills passed by the House of Representatives, which includes measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense; Energy and Water Development; State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.  Chairman Shelby urged his Senate colleagues to honor the terms of the bipartisan budget deal and work together to prevent unnecessary delays in funding for our men and women in uniform protecting us around the globe. 

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09.18.19

Shelby Encourages Colleagues to Honor Terms of Budget Deal, Move Forward Together in Funding Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Senate will vote on whether to consider the first package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) spending bills passed by the House of Representatives, which includes measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense; Energy and Water Development; State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.  

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09.12.19

Appropriations Committee Advances FY2020 Defense Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved its FY2020 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which makes essential investments in our military and supports programs necessary to protect critical interests of U.S. national security. 

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09.10.19

Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Advances FY2020 Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense today advanced its FY2020 funding bill, which makes important investments in our military and supports programs necessary to protect critical interests of U.S. national security.

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09.06.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of September 9, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of September 9, 2019.

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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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05.08.19

Shelby Holds Hearing to Review Pentagon Budget for FY2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, today conducted a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2020 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Department of Defense. Patrick M. Shanahan, Acting Secretary of the Department of Defense; and General Joseph Dunford, Jr., USMC, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the subcommittee. Chairman Shelby's opening … Continue Reading


05.01.19

Shelby Subcommittee Reviews Navy, Marine Corps FY2020 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, today conducted a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2020 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.  

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04.10.19

Shelby Chairs Hearing on National Guard and Reserve FY2020 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its Subcommittee on Defense, today conducted a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2020 funding request and budget justification for the National Guard and Reserve Components.

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03.27.19

Shelby Subcommittee Reviews FY2020 Budget Request for US Army

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its Subcommittee on Defense, today conducted a subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2020 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Army.  The Honorable Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, and General Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, testified before the subcommittee.

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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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03.08.19

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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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


09.11.18

Appropriations Schedule for September 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations for Thursday, September 13, 2018.

 

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09.06.18

Senate Names Conferees for Next Two Minibus Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today announced the members who will participate in the Conference Committees to finalize the next two minibus appropriations bills, H.R. 6147 and H.R. 6157.

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08.23.18

Senate Approves Third Appropriations Package, Marking Passage of Nine Bipartisan Funding Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today applauded the Senate’s passage of H.R. 6157, the third Fiscal Year 2019 minibus appropriations bill.  The funding legislation packages the eighth and ninth FY2019 funding measures to be processed by the full Senate this year – Department of Defense; and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

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08.16.18

Shelby: Senate Works to Rebuild America's Military in Third Appropriations Minibus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the consideration of H.R. 6157.  This bill packages two Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations measures – Department of Defense; and Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies – which are the eighth and ninth funding bills to be processed by the full Senate this year.  Both of the measures included in the appropriations package were passed by the full committee with near-unanimous support.

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