Shelby Takes Over Leadership of Senate Appropriations Committee

Sen. Richard Shelby

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Senate Appropriations Committee PR) – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today received the approval of his Republican colleagues to serve as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the remainder of the 115th Congress. Shelby previously served as vice chairman for the 113th Congress.

Today the Senate Republican Conference ratified the selection of Senator Richard Shelby to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee following the resignation of former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. After a vote by members of the Appropriations Committee, the Conference approved Shelby’s election as chairman. The full Senate is expected to formally affirm the Senate Appropriations Committee chairman and new roster in an organizing resolution this evening.

“My colleagues have placed their trust in me to lead the Senate Appropriations Committee, and I am honored to serve our nation in this new capacity,” said Shelby. “This is a remarkable opportunity. I look forward to working with Vice Chairman Leahy and the entire committee as we continue the practice of writing and approving bills that responsibly allocate funding for the activities and duties of the federal government.”

“Further, I am pleased to announce the new subcommittee chairmen and rosters for the Appropriations Committee. It is my hope that these subcommittee chairmen will work closely with their colleagues to craft funding bills in a timely manner that meet the needs of the American people.”

Shelby has worked with his colleagues to designate subcommittee chairmen from among the Republican members of the committee. In order of committee seniority, Republican Senators on the committee are Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Roy Blunt of Missouri, Jerry Moran of Kansas, John Hoeven of North Dakota, John Boozman of Arkansas, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Steve Daines of Montana, John Kennedy of Louisiana, Marco Rubio of Florida, and Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi.

The following are the subcommittee chairmen, ranking members, and rosters for remainder of the 115th Congress, with members listed in in order of subcommittee seniority:

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

John Hoeven (R-N.D.), chairman
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.)

Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), ranking member
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
John Tester (D-Mont.)
Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman
Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
John Boozman (R-Ark.)
Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
James Lankford (R-Okla.)
John Kennedy (R-La.)

Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), ranking member
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
Jack Reed (D-R.I.)
Chris Coons (D-Del.)
Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)
Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

Department of Defense

Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
John Hoeven (R-N.D.)

Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), vice chairman
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
Jack Reed (D-R.I.)
Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)

Energy and Water Development

Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
John Kennedy (R-La.)
James Lankford (R-Okla.)

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), ranking member
Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
Richard Durbin (D-Ill.)
Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Chris Coons (D-Del.)

Financial Services and General Government

James Lankford (R-Okla.), chairman
Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
John Boozman (R-Ark.)
Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
John Kennedy (R-La.)

Chris Coons (D-Del.), ranking member
Richard Durbin (D-Ill.)
Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)
Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

Department of Homeland Security

Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chairman
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
John Boozman (R-Ark.)
John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
James Lankford (R-Okla.)
John Kennedy (R-La.)

Jon Tester (D-Mont.), ranking member
Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)
Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), chairman
Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.)

Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Jack Reed (D-R.I.)
Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies

Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), chairman
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
James Lankford (R-Okla.)
John Kennedy (R-La.)
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.)

Patty Murray (D-Wash.), ranking member
Richard Durbin (D-Ill.)
Jack Reed (D-R.I.)
Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)
Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)
Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

Legislative Branch

Steve Daines (R-Mont.), chairman
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.)
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), ranking member
Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

John Boozman (R-Ark.), chairman
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), ranking member
Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
Jack Reed (D-R.I.)
Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)
Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chairman
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
John Boozman (R-Ark.)
James Lankford (R-Okla.)
Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.)

Patrick Leahy (R-Vt.), ranking member
Richard Durbin (D-Ill.)
Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
Chris Coons (D-Del.)
Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)
Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Susan Collins (R-Maine), chairman
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
John Boozman (R-Ark.)
Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)
Steve Daines (R-Mont.)
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
John Hoeven (R-N.D.)

Jack Reed (D-R.I.), ranking member
Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
Richard Durbin (D-Ill.)
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
Chris Coons (D-Del.)
Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)
Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.)

Shelby is an ex-officio member of each subcommittee on which he is not a member.

  • Paul451

    Ah crap.

  • therealdmt

    “My fellow foxes have placed their trust in me to lead the Henhouse Security Committee, and I am honored to serve our barnyard in this new capacity,” said Shelby. “This is a remarkable opportunity for foxes.”

  • Michael Halpern

    Fortunately many won’t be there in November

  • Vladislaw

    I wonder if anything will get slipped in for SLS ..

  • windbourne

    chicken/eggs/hatch?
    There is a LOT of time before Nov. and the dems are only now finally starting to bring on board some intelligent none-power ppl.

  • windbourne

    LOL.
    Yeah, slipped.

    Rather than kill the SLS, I would love to see Pence GIVE the SLS to Boeing/team and then re-direct that money to a COTS style funding for 2-3 SHLV.
    This way, those companies can decide how to make things better.

  • Michael Halpern

    count the number of republicans not seeking re-election in November, the strikes on Syria also made a portion of Trumps base upset, and all the various protest movements going on.

  • Vladislaw

    a few years ago didn’t something get added in to the budget “mysteriously”? a test stand or something?