Minority News Releases

05.12.21

Shelby: Mayorkas Denial on Catch and Release Contradicts DHS Data

Vice Chairman Presses DHS Secretary to Clarify Comments from Senate Hearing

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05.12.21

Shelby Highlights Need for Rule of Law at Southern Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered opening remarks during a full committee hearing focused on domestic violent extremism in the United States. During the hearing, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified before the committee. Vice Chairman Shelby stated, "Domestic violent extremists threaten the rule of law. But so too does turning a blind eye… Continue Reading


05.12.21

Shelby, Capito Correct False Claims by Biden Administration on Border Wall Construction

Link to GAO Follow-Up Letter WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following a letter U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, sent along with more than 100 colleagues highlighting President Joe Biden unlawfully freezing of border wall funding, the administration has continued to make false or misleading claims about its actions. As a result, Senator Capito, along with Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropri… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Shelby Questions Scope of Democrats' Massive "Infrastructure" Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered opening remarks during a full committee hearing on President Biden’s recent infrastructure proposal, “The American Jobs Plan.”  During the hearing, Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge testified before the committee regarding the proposed $2.3 trillion plan.

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04.09.21

Shelby, McConnell, Graham, Inhofe, Rubio Statement on Biden’s Disappointing Defense Budget

Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) issued the following joint statement regarding the Biden Administration's Fiscal Year 2022 budget: "President Biden recently said, 'If we don't get moving, [C… Continue Reading


03.17.21

Capito Leads Senate GOP: Biden Escalating Border Crisis by Unlawfully Freezing Border Wall Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Amid the rapidly escalating crisis along the southern border, 40 Republican U.S. senators, led by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, sent a letter to GAO Comptroller Gene L. Dodaro highlighting President Joe Biden's suspension of border wall funding and construction without lawful justification, as required by the Impoundment Control Act. "On January 20th, in one of the first official acts of his … Continue Reading


12.21.20

Congress Reaches Deal, Files FY21 Omnibus to Fund Govt, Provide COVID Relief

Spending Bills Include Military Pay Raise, Support for Veterans, Increased Funding for NIH, Additional Resources for Nuclear Security Programs

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11.10.20

Committee Releases FY21 Bills in Effort to Advance Process, Produce Bipartisan Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released all twelve of its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) funding measures and the FY21 subcommittee allocations.  Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby issued the following statement regarding the legislation:

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10.21.20

Shelby: Senate Democrats Continue to Block COVID Relief for Struggling American Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today issued the following statement after Senate Democrats, again, blocked a targeted relief package to aid American families and businesses suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic:

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09.18.20

Appropriations Schedule for Week of September 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of September 21, 2020.

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09.11.20

Appropriations Schedule for Week of September 14, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of September 14, 2020.

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07.27.20

Shelby Introduces Emergency Coronavirus Funding Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today introduced legislation containing $306 billion in emergency appropriations to aid American families and businesses suffering from the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

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07.17.20

Appropriations Schedule for Week of July 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of July 20, 2020. 

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06.26.20

Appropriations Schedule for Week of June 29, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of June 29, 2020.

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06.12.20

Appropriations Schedule for Week of June 15, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of June 15, 2020.

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03.25.20

Senate Passes Critical Bipartisan Legislation to Address National Coronavirus Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today passed H.R.748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which contains $339.855 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations to aid Americans during the coronavirus crisis.  The comprehensive relief package was advanced in the Senate by a vote of 96-0 and will now move to the House of Representatives for consideration.  

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03.25.20

Shelby Urges Swift Passage of Comprehensive Coronavirus Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today urged his Senate colleagues to support the advancement of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which contains $339.855 billion in emergency supplemental appropriations to aid Americans during the coronavirus crisis.  

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03.19.20

Shelby, Thune, Wicker Unveil Liquidity Assistance for Distressed American Industries Within Coronavirus Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.), and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today released “The Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020” as part of the broader Senate economic response package.  

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03.11.20

Shelby Chairs Hearing on FY21 Budget Request for U.S. Navy & Marine Corps

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today chaired a Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the Fiscal Year 2021 funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 

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03.06.20

Appropriations Schedule for Week of March 9, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of March 9, 2020.

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