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.
Vice Chairman Shelby stated, “I am pleased this legislation sticks to immediate security needs, as I have long advocated. It is essential that we provide the National Guard and Capitol Police the funding they require without further delay. It is also critical that we not leave behind those who helped us in Afghanistan once President Biden fully withdraws U.S. troops later this year. I am glad the Administration at long last provided Congress the information necessary to address this urgent need. I urge my colleagues to support this important legislation.”
The legislation provides $100 million for Capitol Police, $300 million for increased Capitol security measures, and just over $1 billion for the Department of Defense, which includes more than $500 million for the National Guard and $500 million for Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program needs. The agreement also includes $600 million for the State Department and $25 million for the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement to address Afghan SIV needs, following an urgent request from the Biden Administration.
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