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09.13.19

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of September 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the week of September 16, 2019.

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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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01.25.19

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


09.13.18

Senate-House Convene on Interior, FSGG, Agriculture, T-HUD Minibus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate and House today convened a conference committee on H.R. 6147, the minibus that packages the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations bills. 

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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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08.01.18

Senate Passes Another Appropriations Package, Approves Four More 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. 6147, the second Fiscal Year 2019 minibus appropriations bill.  The funding legislation packages four measures including Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.  This marks the Senate’s completion of seven FY2019 appropriations bills.

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07.24.18

Shelby: Senate Takes Another Step Toward Regular Order in Appropriations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the consideration of H.R. 6147.  This bill packages four Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations measures, including Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.  All four of the bills were passed by the full committee with unanimous support.

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05.24.18

Committee Advances FY2019 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2019 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Bill, which provides $145.1 billion in funding to support federal agriculture, conservation, and nutrition programs. The measure was passed 31-0. The Senate legislation recommends $145.1 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding, $6.1 billion above the President's budget request and $710 million below the FY2018 enacted leve… Continue Reading


05.22.18

Senate Subcommittee Approves FY2019 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies today approved a $145.1 billion appropriations bill to support federal agriculture and nutrition programs in FY2019. The FY2019 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill is scheduled to be considered Thursday by the Senate Committee on Appropriations. The Senate legislation recommends $145.1 b… Continue Reading


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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10.04.17

Cochran Statement on Second Disaster Supplemental Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s request for new emergency supplemental funding to address recent natural disasters, including the damage caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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07.20.17

FY2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill Gains Committee Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the FY2018 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill with funding for programs that support American agriculture, conservation and nutrition programs.

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07.18.17

Senate Subcommittee Approves FY2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies today approved a $145.4 billion appropriations bill to support federal agriculture and nutrition programs in FY2018.

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06.20.17

Hoeven Chairs Hearing to Review FY18 FDA Budget Request, Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, today chaired a hearing to review the FY2018 budget request for the Food and Drug Administration.

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