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Richard Shelby Tuesday was appointed the new chairman of the Appropriations Committee, a post with great influence over more than $1 trillion in annual spending. He will replace Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran, who recently retired from the Senate due to poor health. Shelby said he doesn't know ...
The extent to how much the state will benefit by having Richard Shelby as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee will depend on how Alabama's senior senator views the responsibilities of his new role: Does he want to continue his legacy of bringing home the bacon, or earn national praise for ...

Boozman Named Chairman of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and related agencies ... WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) has been chosen to serve as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, ...
Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) on April 12, congratulated Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama on his confirmation as the new chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “I congratulate Senator Richard Shelby on his new position as chairman of the Senate Appropriations ...
Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) was appointed as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee today, succeeding Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) who retired due to illness. Shelby had chaired the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) subcommittee that funds NASA and NOAA, but decided to take ...
Reports continue to bubble up that the White House and its conservative House GOP allies are thinking about using the super-obscure “rescission” process to undo or redo a vast swath of appropriations that were enacted in the omnibus spending bill Trump signed less than three weeks ago. The idea is to ...

Richard Shelby, R-Ala., will take over the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, giving him chief authority over Senate spending legislation, after ... his new assignment — following an earlier vote among his committee colleagues — was unanimously approved by the Senate on Tuesday evening.
WASHINGTON — Senate officials on Tuesday named a new leader for the chamber's powerful appropriations committee, a move that directly impacts the upcoming ... Senate lawmakers have reached a two-year deal that would set defense spending at $700 billion for 2018 and $716 billion for 2019.
Reed, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Durbin, the vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, wrote that funds appropriated by Congress “are limited to the purpose for which they were intended.” The Department of Defense Appropriations Act ...
... dating to the latter's time as majority leader of the Idaho state Senate. The omnibus agreement arrived from the House carrying a provision that would make law language to name the wilderness area, authored by Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.
The Clarion Ledger reports that state Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Buck Clarke appeared alert as he was taken from the building on a ... House and Senate negotiators face a Saturday night deadline to agree on details of a $6 billion state government budget for the year that begins July 1.
Senate Bill 748 establishes the Public Safety Facilities Act which ensures there is adequate notice and consideration of any proposed state correctional institution closures, as well as other structures that employ law enforcement staff. The bill requires specific notification requirements and the development ...
OKLAHOMA CITY - Facing prison overcrowding, lack of pay raises spanning more than a decade and wanting to expand educational and medical programs for inmates are just some of the items detailed by the state's department of corrections director before a Senate appropriations hearing Tuesday ...
HARRISBURG – Monday, the Senate Appropriation Committee unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to reform the way the lieutenant governor is elected in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 761 would amend the state's constitution to allow gubernatorial candidates to select their running mate subsequent to ...
For Senate Appropriations Chairman Thad Cochran, resigning April 1, it's a “mic drop” moment as the ailing 80-year-old Mississippi Republican will walk off the stage just after the omnibus measure is expected to become law. Cochran's departure leaves his state with an enormous loss of clout that he will ...
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee, finishes a television news interview on ... Susan Collins, who also serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Pompeo's tenure at the CIA helped prepare the former Republican ...
Bruce Burns (R-Sheridan), the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Giving each side a chance to enact its preferred funding mechanisms for one year was the clearest compromise on the budget bill, Larsen said. It would be difficult to test the value of the House's revenue strategies, which ...

House and Senate appropriators want to finish writing the 12 annual spending bills by Wednesday, then hand them off to party leaders in both chambers who will have to resolve any ... Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), chairman of the House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, late last week. Simpson ...
1) Congress will have passed a long-term spending bill. This would come in the form of an omnibus, which jams together 12 individual appropriations bills into one massive funding package. Senate and House appropriators have been working to write the omnibus over the past several weeks, but there are ...
With the backing of Corcoran, a proposal (HB 33 and SB 90) to allow law-enforcement officers to pull over people for texting while driving cruised through the House and had advanced through the Senate. But Senate Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, let the proposal die in the ...
This budget blends priorities reflected in the debate in the Wyoming House and Senate. The House and Senate approach funding for state government through two different lenses. Understanding that each chamber approaches budget negotiations from different perspectives allows us to work quickly ...
Richard Shelby is in line to chair the powerful Appropriations Committee, putting another Southerner in the key post when Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's ... Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said he's hopeful he will get the job as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee now that Sen. Thad Cochran has ...
It's not clear yet what committee assignments Cochran's replacement will get. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said it will be a loss not to have Cochran at the helm of the Appropriations Committee. “It goes without saying that it's a tremendous help to have your senior senator be the chairman of appropriations,” ...
A bipartisan group of senators with authority over military readiness are urging Senate appropriators to grant flexibility in spending its large, but late, budget ... The seven senators on the Senate Armed Services' readiness subpanel have asked the leaders of the Senate Appropriations subpanel to consider ...
The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its subcommittee on defense, Republican Thad Cochran of Mississippi, has announced he ... said in a statement Monday that he will fulfill his responsibilities to Mississippi and the Senate “through the completion of the 2018 appropriations cycle.”.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS), citing his failing health, plans to resign from office by April 1, according to an announcement from his office. "I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge," he said. "I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the ...
Barron was joined by the leaders of Pennsylvania's other state-related institutions of higher education to address the State Senate Appropriations Committee at the state Capitol Building. The leaders, including Temple University President Richard Englert; University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick ...
“It's not just who's the chairman or the ranking [member] of the Appropriations Committee, it's the leadership,” Shelby said. “If we [want to] get bills on the floor earlier, we're going to have to have the leadership, both sides, move in a bipartisan way.” A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, ...
Budget deliberations that begin Tuesday in the Senate Appropriations Committee will likely shift money from general education accounts to line items that have been vulnerable to withholdings in recent years. Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla and chairman of the committee, said Friday that he wants to put more ...
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today released ... “The President's budget offers a starting point for the Appropriations Committees to draft and enact spending bills. In the coming ... I encourage the participation and good-faith efforts of Senators in this process.” Continue ...
That means, for example, a statewide fracking ban that will have its second Senate hearing this week is a nonstarter in the House. ... See, usually, if a bill has an appropriations subcommittee to go through, that's its second committee stop before going to the full House Appropriations Committee or a full ...
In a legislative summary, the Senate Appropriations Committee said "producers who purchased crop insurance or Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) on eligible crops will be allowed to recoup up to 85 percent of their losses. Producers who did not have crop insurance or NAP on eligible ...
While it wasn't a total surprise, many senators said Monday afternoon they want to focus on funding the government through March before worrying about the new fiscal year. Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, told CNN the budget was "dead on arrival." "The President ...
Four Senate Appropriations subcommittees were unable to complete their work in 2017, opting to post draft legislation on their websites. The Senate failed to report the Interior-Environment bill in 2012. The worst offender was the House in 2010, when leaders failed to report 10 of the 12 spending bills and ...
“I am asking both parties to come together to give us the safe, fast, reliable, and modern infrastructure our economy needs and our people deserve….Together, we can reclaim our building heritage. We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways across our land. And we will ...
Jennifer Hing, a spokeswoman for the House Appropriations Committee, disputed the charge from the Senate Intelligence Committee leaders that the language in the bill gives more latitude to the administration on how it spends funds. She said the language is specifically tied to the funding in the ...
This is the third CHIP long-term reauthorization we have passed in the House. And the Senate Democrats have been filibustering it each and every time. We passed all 12 appropriation bills for all of government last September in the House. And the Senate Democrats have been filibustering those bills.
He was the Senate Democrats' top point person on appropriations for years, and that “budgeteer” status gave him the access and the power to help shape the government in incremental measures with every new state budget. His contributions cannot be minimized. From KidCare, to things like clean needle ...
And 48 senators have sponsored another bill that provides continuing appropriations to pay members of the military and provide death benefits during a government shutdown. Rep. Betty McCullom (D-Minn.) introduced a companion bill in the House. Neither the House nor the Senate has taken up any of ...
“So if there is ever a case for a 50-vote threshold for appropriations, we saw that on the Senate floor,” Meadows added. House Republicans have long expressed their preference for the Senate getting rid of the legislative filibuster. Even Speaker Paul D. Ryan bemoans the 60-vote threshold for ending ...
House Republicans are looking for ways to defund Planned Parenthood in the Senate after falling short of a major anti-abortion goal last year. While the House ... Several House lawmakers said they want McConnell to take up House appropriations bills, which require 60 votes in the Senate. The House ...
A group of 40 Democratic senators is calling on Senate leaders to ensure that any final appropriations measure does not include a provision making the CFPB subject to the annual appropriations process. “Independent funding for the CFPB is critical for the agency to continue vigorously enforcing ...
President Trump and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the top Democrat in the Senate, came close to an agreement to avert a government ... Agencies such as the Department of Energy that have funding that is not subject to annual appropriations can use that money to stay open, the officials said, and ...
The bulk of the other contribution increases are part of overall budget challenges facing House and Senate members as they craft the 2018-2019 state ... Senate Appropriations Chairman Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, said the state pension fund in the Senate budget bill will be “fully funded with the new ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (The News Service of Florida) - Floridians would be able to buy hurricane supplies without paying sales taxes during two weeks in June and July, under a bill approved Tuesday by a key Senate committee. The Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee unanimously backed the ...
The Port of Virginia is in line for some big state funds but one senior state senator says he'd like to know more about the money the agency already receives. ... “This is just really important for the port, and for the whole state,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Chris Jones, R-Suffolk. He said ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the face of difficult dairy market conditions in Wisconsin and across the country, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran ...
Vickers has served for the last six years in the Utah Senate, and currently serves as Chairman of the Higher Education Appropriations Committee in the Utah Legislature, a powerful position in which he and his committee provide oversight, budget, and direction for all of Utah's colleges, universities, and ...
The bill cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday before passing the full Senate on Tuesday. "I continue to believe the vast majority of the BP settlement should be spent on the three coastal counties where the disaster occurred," said Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. "Through town hall meetings and ...
Senate Bill 2176 was passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday. It currently directs 100 percent of the $750 million the state will receive from BP for the Deepwater Horizon disaster to a separate fund, and the bill now heads to the full Senate for consideration.


 

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