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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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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


08.10.21

Shelby, Inhofe, Wicker Offer Budget Amendment to Modernize Aging Defense Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Ranking Member Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today introduced an amendment (#3293) to the budget resolution that would instruct SASC to report reconciliation legislation that provides $50.2 billion for the military’s most pressing infrastructure needs, including improvements to shipyards; modernization of test ranges, facilities, ammunition plants, and depots; 5G rollout; and PFAS remediation. 

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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

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