Minority News Releases

03.05.20

Senate Directs Aid to American People Amidst Coronavirus Crisis, Sends Package to President's Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today passed the emergency supplemental funding package in an effort to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus.  The legislation provides $8.3 billion in total resources and was approved by a vote of 96-1.  

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03.05.20

Shelby Urges Senate Passage of Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor prior to a vote on the emergency supplemental funding package – which provides $8.3 billion in total resources to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus.  The House of Representatives voted yesterday to pass the package by a vote of 415-2. 

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03.04.20

Shelby Encourages Swift Action on Bipartisan, Robust Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding a robust emergency supplemental funding package to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus.  

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03.04.20

Congress Combats Coronavirus with $7.767B Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of bipartisan, bicameral negotiators have agreed on a robust emergency supplemental funding package to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus.  The package provides $7.767 billion in emergency appropriations, more than triple the Administration’s original request. 

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03.04.20

Shelby Holds Hearing to Consider FY2021 National Guard & Reserve 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 2021 funding request and budget justification for the National Guard and Reserve Components.

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01.15.20

Appropriations Committee Advances USMCA to Full Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today marked up and approved H.R. 5430, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.  The full committee advanced the legislation by a vote of 29-2.  

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01.14.20

Appropriations Schedule for January 15, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

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12.19.19

National Security Appropriations Package Passed by Senate, FY20 Process Complete

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate today passed the second of two FY2020 comprehensive appropriations packages, H.R. 1158, by a vote of 81-11.  The legislation includes spending measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Department of Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; and Homeland Security.  

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12.19.19

Senate Passes FY20 Domestic Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate today passed H.R. 1865 by a vote of 71-23.  The legislation is the first of two FY2020 comprehensive appropriations packages and contains measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Legislative Branch; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.

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12.19.19

Shelby Applauds Bipartisan Cooperation, Encourages Colleagues to Support FY20 Spending Packages to Fully Fund Govt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor ahead of procedural votes on two comprehensive appropriations packages containing all 12 FY2020 bills – H.R. 1158 and H.R. 1865.  The legislation was passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday.  Chairman Shelby thanked his colleagues for their bipartisan work and urged them to support the packages in an effort to protect our Southern border and deliver 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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12.16.19

Congress Works to Fully Fund Government Ahead of Deadline, Files Two FY20 Packages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, two comprehensive appropriations packages containing all 12 appropriations measures were filed in the U.S. House of Representatives in an effort to complete funding for the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) process.

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11.21.19

Senate Passes Measure to Fund Government Through December 20

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the short-term continuing resolution (CR) to maintain government operations through December 20, 2019.  The legislation was passed in the Senate by a vote of 74–20.

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11.15.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of November 18, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of November 18, 2019.

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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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10.31.19

Senate Passes Important Domestic Funding, Crucial Defense Package on Deck

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today commended the Senate’s passage of the Senate substitute to H.R.3055, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) domestic spending bills which includes measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. 

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10.22.19

Shelby Urges Members to Support Domestic Package Without Delay, Pave Pathway to Advance 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. 3055, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) domestic spending bills passed by the House of Representatives, which includes measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. 

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10.21.19

Shelby Releases Substitute Text for FY20 Minibus, Urges Bipartisanship in Moving Domestic & Defense Packages

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today released the text of the Senate substitute to H.R.3055, a package of Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020) domestic spending bills passed by the House of Representatives, which includes measures for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.  

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10.18.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of October 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the hearing schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of October 21, 2019.

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10.11.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of October 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of October 14, 2019.

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09.26.19

Senate Committee Advances FY2020 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2020 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, which includes funding to improve operations and address heightened security requirements for those who work at or visit the U.S. Capitol complex. The bill provides $3.593 billion in discretionary budget authority, excluding items pertaining solely to the U.S. House of Representatives. An additional $1.499 billion is reserved for the House-only items, bringing total fun… Continue Reading

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