Shelby: Senate Passes FY22 Omnibus Appropriations Package

Legislation Includes $42B Defense Funding Increase, Critical Investments in National Security

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 Granger, as well as Leaders McConnell and Schumer for their diligence and determination to complete our work.  This package bolsters our defense budget by $42 billion, with serious investments in modernization and readiness, and increases funding for border security.  It also provides critical emergency assistance to our allies in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  On the non-defense side, it cuts billions of dollars in wasteful spending proposed in the President’s budget.  This is a good package, and I urge the President to sign it with haste.”


The legislation passed the Senate by a vote of 68-31 following its passage Wednesday in the House of Representatives.  The funding package achieves dollar-for-dollar parity between defense and non-defense increases, while retaining all long-standing legacy riders and rejecting partisan poison pill provisions.  It will now be sent to the President’s desk for his signature.