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09.29.22

Shelby: Senate Passes Continuing Resolution, Funds Government Through December 16

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of the Continuing Resolution to maintain government funding through December 16, 2022: "The Senate has passed a Continuing Resolution ensuring the government will remain open and functioning. Now, with very little time remaining, we must complete the full year appropriations bills. My colleagues must quickly accept a bipartisan framework t… Continue Reading


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

Senate Committee Approves FY22 MilCon-VA Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Committee on Appropriations today approved the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Act, providing support for critical housing, infrastructure, and facilities for U.S. military forces and their families, as well as increased funding for veterans health care and benefits. The measure, which was advanced by a bipartisan vote of 25-5, provides $124.359 billion in discretionary funding, an… 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


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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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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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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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


09.21.18

President Trump Signs First Appropriations Minibus Into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today applauded the President’s signing of the first Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations minibus (H.R. 5895) into law.  The package, supported by Congress with overwhelming margins, includes funding bills for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Energy and Water Development, and the legislative branch.

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09.12.18

Shelby Praises Final Passage of First Appropriations Minibus Conference Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today praised the Senate’s passage of the final conference agreement reached on H.R. 5895, the first of three Fiscal Year 2019 minibus appropriations packages, which includes appropriations bills for Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch.  The Conference Report and Joint Explanatory Statement are available online.  The House is expected to vote on the conference report later this week.  

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09.05.18

Senate-House Convene First Energy & Water Conference Since 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a further sign of a return to regular order in the appropriations process, the Senate and House today convened a conference committee on Energy and Water Development appropriations for the first time since 2009.  The Energy and Water Development Fiscal Year 2019 funding measure was considered as part of a larger package, H.R. 5895, that also includes Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations for Military Construction-Veterans Affairs and the Legislative Branch, the first of three minibus appropriations bills to pass the Senate. 

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09.04.18

Appropriations Schedule for September 5, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following is the schedule for the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations for Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

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07.11.18

Shelby Supports Appointed Conferees, Applauds Move to Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby today delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the appointed conferees and the motion to go to conference to finalize H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill, which packages the Fiscal Year 2019 funding measures for Energy and Water Development, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Legislative Branch. 

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