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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


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


08.04.21

Appropriations Committee Approves FY22 Agriculture Measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today advanced the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies spending bill by a bipartisan vote of 25-5. The legislation recommends $25.855 billion in discretionary funding to support federal agriculture and nutrition programs and $7.030 billion in emergency funding following various natural disasters impacting farmers and ranchers. The measure supports U.S. Department of … Continue Reading


08.04.21

Shelby Encourages Bipartisan Work, Stresses Importance of Parity in Defense, Non-defense Increases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today delivered remarks during the first full committee markup for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) appropriations process, during which the committee is considering the FY22 bills for the subcommittees on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies; Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies. Vice Ch… Continue Reading


08.02.21

FY22 Agriculture Appropriations Bill Advanced By Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies today approved a $25.855 billion in discretionary funding to support federal agriculture and nutrition programs in Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). 

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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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03.05.20

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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03.04.20

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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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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12.16.19

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

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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09.19.19

Senate FY2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill Gains Committee Approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the FY2020 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations.  The legislation, which will support federal agriculture and nutrition programs in FY2020, recommends $151.7 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding, which is $87 million below the FY2019 enacted level.  

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09.17.19

Appropriations Subcommittee Advances FY2020 Agriculture Measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies today approved a $151.7 billion appropriations bill to support federal agriculture and nutrition programs in FY2020.

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