Minority News Releases

09.29.22

Shelby: Senate Passes Continuing Resolution, Funds Government Through December 16

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Continuing Resolution to maintain government funding through December 16, 2022: "The Senate has passed a Continuing Resolution ensuring the government will remain open and functioning. Now, with very little time remaining, we must complete the full year appropriations bills. My colleagues must quickly accept a bipartisan framework t… Continue Reading


09.26.22

Shelby Responds to Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement on the continuing resolution (CR) released by the Democrat majority: "We have made significant progress toward a Continuing Resolution that is as clean as possible. But, if the Democrats insist on including permitting reform, I will oppose it. "Passing a clean CR will allow us to focus on completing the FY23 appropriations process before the end of this year," … Continue Reading


07.28.22

Shelby: Democrats' Partisan Bills Threaten FY23 Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding Senate Democrats' posting of partisan Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) appropriations bills. "Here we go again. Like last year, Senate Democrats have unveiled partisan appropriations bills that spend billions more than even the Administration's wasteful request. These drafts fail to appropriately allocate resources to our national defense, remove important legacy… Continue Reading


07.20.22

Shelby Statement on Braun Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding the upcoming Senate vote on S. Con. Res. 43: "I've long been a champion of balancing the federal budget, but not at the expense of our national defense. Senator Braun's proposal, while well-intentioned, essentially follows the Biden Administration's plans to cut defense spending over the next decade. As the world becomes increasingly dangerous, we need t… Continue Reading


06.14.22

Shelby Highlights Global Security Concerns, Stresses Need for Strong Intelligence Apparatus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, today considered the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) funding request and budget justification for the Intelligence Community during a defense subcommittee hearing.  

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06.07.22

Shelby Reviews FY23 Budget Request for National Guard and Reserves

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, today during a defense subcommittee hearing reviewed the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) funding request and budget justification for the National Guard and Reserves.

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05.26.22

Shelby Reviews FY23 Navy, Marine Corps Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, today considered the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps during a defense appropriations subcommittee hearing.  

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05.17.22

Shelby Reviews Air Force, Space Force FY23 Funding Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, reviewed the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) funding request and budget justification for the Air Force and Space Force during a defense appropriations subcommittee hearing today. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff, General Charles Q. Brown Jr., and Chief of Space Operations, General John W. Raymond, testified before the subcommittee.… Continue Reading


05.12.22

Shelby Urges Support for Aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released a statement in support of H.R.7691, the Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022.

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05.10.22

Shelby Considers FY23 Budget Request for U.S. Army

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, today considered the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) funding request and budget justification for the Department of the Army during a defense appropriations subcommittee hearing.  Army Secretary Christine Wormuth and Army Chief of Staff, General James McConville, testified today during the hearing.

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05.03.22

Shelby on FY23 Department of Defense Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, submitted for the record the following prepared remarks for the defense appropriations subcommittee hearing on the fiscal year 2023 (FY23) funding request for the Department of Defense. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, testified today during the hearing. The Vice Chairman's prepared rem… Continue Reading


03.29.22

Shelby Reviews FY23 Defense Health Program Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, today considered the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget request for the Defense Health Program during a defense appropriations subcommittee hearing. The four witnesses who testified in the hearing were Dr. David J. Smith, Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; LTG Ronald J. Place, Director of the Defense Health Agency;… Continue Reading


03.28.22

Shelby Statement on President Biden's FY23 Budget Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement in response to President Biden's Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) $5.8 trillion budget request: "After his budget request last year was roundly rejected in Congress, the President has again proposed a fiscal blueprint that overspends on wasteful domestic programs and fails to adequately provide for our nation's defense. In other words, more of the same. The Biden budget in… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Shelby: Senate Passes FY22 Omnibus Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Fiscal Year (FY22) omnibus appropriations package containing all 12 appropriations measures and approximately $14 billion in emergency funding in response to the situation in Ukraine: "I am pleased to announce that Congress has now completed the FY22 appropriations process. I thank Chairman Leahy, Chair DeLauro, and Ranking Member Gr… Continue Reading


03.10.22

Shelby Urges Passage of FY22 Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today spoke on the Senate floor ahead of the vote on the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) omnibus appropriations package, which contains all 12 appropriations measures and approximately $14 billion in emergency funding in response to the situation in Ukraine: Vice Chairman Shelby stated, "The bill represents a massive bipartisan effort that rests upon a framework that preserves all legacy riders, rejects poison p… Continue Reading


03.09.22

FY22 Agreement Reached, Omnibus Appropriations Legislation Filed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) omnibus appropriations package containing all 12 appropriations measures was filed today in the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition to the annual funding bills, the legislation includes approximately $14 billion in emergency funding to support humanitarian, security, and economic assistance for Ukraine and our Central European partners following the Russian invasion, as well as emergency COVID resources. The Senate and House are expected to… Continue Reading


02.17.22

Shelby: Senate Passes March 11 Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the continuing resolution to maintain government funding through March 11, 2022: "I am pleased that Congress has passed a continuing resolution through March 11, ensuring that the government will remain open as we continue our bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on FY22 bills. We are making progress under our omnibus framework, but there'… Continue Reading


12.02.21

Shelby Statement on Continuing Resolution Through February 18

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding the continuing resolution to maintain government funding through February 18, 2022: "I'm pleased that we have finally reached an agreement on the continuing resolution. Now we must get serious about completing FY22 bills. I have said many times that work can only begin if we agree to start FY22 where we finished FY21. That means maintaining legacy rider… Continue Reading


11.15.21

Shelby on Chairman Leahy's Retirement Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Leahy's (D-Vt.) announcement that he will not run for reelection in 2022: "Over the past 47 years, Chairman Leahy has had a remarkable career in the Senate. As chairman of the Appropriations, Judiciary, and Agriculture committees and president pro tempore of the Senate, Pat has served Vermont well and with honor. His d… Continue Reading


10.18.21

Shelby: Democrats' Partisan Bills Threaten FY22 Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding Senate Democrats' posting of their Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) appropriations bills. "Chairman Leahy's decision to unilaterally unveil partisan spending bills is a significant step in the wrong direction. This one-sided process has resulted in bills that spend in excess of the Democrats' own budget resolution and fail to give equal consideration to our nation… Continue Reading

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