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07.27.21

Shelby Announces Bipartisan Deal on Security Supplemental

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that he has reached an agreement with Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on a $2 billion security supplemental appropriations bill.

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06.24.21

Shelby Underscores Danger of Defense Cuts During Hearing to Review Navy and Marine Corps FY22 Budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the lead Republican on the subcommittee on defense, today questioned top U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials during a defense subcommittee hearing on the President's fiscal year 2022 (FY22) budget request. The witnesses who testified before the subcommittee were Acting Navy Secretary Thomas W. Harker, Admiral Michael Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, and General David H. Berger, Commandant of the Marine … Continue Reading


06.22.21

Shelby Reviews Army Budget Request, Highlights Concerns Surrounding Decreased Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the lead Republican on the subcommittee on defense, today questioned top U.S. Army officials during a defense subcommittee hearing to review the President's funding request and budget justification for the U.S. Army. During the hearing, Army Secretary Christine E. Wormuth and General James C. McConville, Army Chief of Staff, testified before the subcommittee. Vice Chairman Shelby's remarks, as prepared… Continue Reading


06.17.21

Shelby: Cutting Defense Funding Will Jeopardize National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered opening remarks during a full committee hearing to review the President's Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Department of Defense budget request. During the hearing, Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the committee. Vice Chairman Shelby, also the lead Republican on the subcommittee on defense, stated, "The N… Continue Reading


06.08.21

Shelby Reviews Air Force and Space Force Budget Requests

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and its subcommittee on defense, today questioned top officials regarding the budget request for the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Space Force during a defense subcommittee hearing. During the hearing, The Honorable John P. Roth, Acting Air Force Secretary; General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Air Force Chief of Staff; and General John W. Raymond, Chief of Space Operations testified about th… Continue Reading


05.26.21

Shelby Highlights Importance of Maintaining a Robust 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 delivered opening remarks during a defense subcommittee hearing on the intelligence community. During the closed hearing, the following officials testified, providing an update on the intelligence community and the challenges our country faces: Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence, William J. Burns, Director of the Central Intelligenc… Continue Reading


05.18.21

Shelby Reviews Resources 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 questioned witnesses during a defense appropriations subcommittee hearing on the U.S. National Guard and Reserve forces. The four witnesses who testified in the hearing were General Daniel R. Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau; Lieutenant General Jody J. Daniels, Chief of the Army Reserve; Vice Admiral John B. Mustin, Chief of the Navy… Continue Reading


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


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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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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03.04.20

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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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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12.16.19

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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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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