Shelby named chair of Senate Appropriations

Published 12:21 am Thursday, January 10, 2019

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) Wednesday announced his committee assignments for the 116th Congress. This afternoon, the Senate Republican Conference met to ratify committee chairmen for the new Congress and approved Shelby’s selection by members of the Senate Appropriations Committee to lead the committee for his first full two-year term as chairman. The Senate is expected to formally affirm Senate committee chairmen and rosters in an organizational resolution. In addition to serving as chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Shelby will continue to serve on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Committee on Environment and Public Works; and the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Shelby served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee during a portion of the 115th Congress, following Senator Thad Cochran’s resignation in March 2018.  He also served as vice chairman for the 113th Congress.