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Senate Committee on Appropriations

The Senate Committee on Appropriations is responsible for legislation allocating federal funds prior to expenditure from the treasury. Appropriations are generally limited to the levels set by the Budget Resolution drafted by the Senate Committee on the Budget. The Committee is also responsible for supplemental spending bills, which are sometimes needed in the middle of a fiscal year to compensate for emergency expenses. (source)

Chair:
Sen. Richard Shelby [R-AL]
Ranking Member:
Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
Republicans:
16
Democrats:
15

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of Richard Shelby
Chair
Republican
Alabama
chair, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
Portrait of Patrick Leahy
Ranking Member
Democrat
Vermont
ranking member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Portrait of Lamar Alexander
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Tennessee
chair, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Portrait of Roy Blunt
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Missouri
Portrait of John Boozman
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Arkansas
Portrait of Shelley Capito
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
West Virginia
chair, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
Portrait of Susan Collins
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Maine
Portrait of Lindsey Graham
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
South Carolina
Portrait of John Hoeven
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
North Dakota
Portrait of Cindy Hyde-Smith
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Mississippi
chair, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
Portrait of John Kennedy
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Louisiana
Portrait of Jerry Moran
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Kansas
Portrait of Lisa Murkowski
Subcommittee Chair
Republican
Alaska
Portrait of Chris Coons
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
Delaware
ranking member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
Portrait of Richard Durbin
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
Illinois
ranking member, Subcommittee on Department of Defense
Portrait of Dianne Feinstein
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
California
ranking member, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Portrait of Jeff Merkley
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
Oregon
Portrait of Christopher Murphy
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
Connecticut
ranking member, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
Portrait of Patty Murray
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
Washington
Portrait of John “Jack” Reed
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
Rhode Island
Portrait of Brian Schatz
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
Hawaii
Portrait of Jeanne Shaheen
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
New Hampshire
ranking member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Portrait of Jon Tester
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
Montana
ranking member, Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
Portrait of Tom Udall
Subcommittee Ranking Member
Democrat
New Mexico
Portrait of Tammy Baldwin
Democrat
Wisconsin
Portrait of Steve Daines
Republican
Montana
Portrait of James Lankford
Republican
Oklahoma
Portrait of Joe Manchin III
Democrat
West Virginia
Portrait of Mitch McConnell
Republican
Kentucky
Portrait of Marco Rubio
Republican
Florida
Portrait of Chris Van Hollen Jr.
Democrat
Maryland

Members are listed in order of their rank on the committee and its subcommittees. Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.

Bills

There are 29 bills referred to this committee:

Reports

Date PDF Bill
Sep 26, 2019 PDF S. 2580: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
Sep 26, 2019 PDF S. 2581: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2020
Sep 26, 2019 PDF S. 2582: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2020
Sep 26, 2019 PDF S. 2583: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020
Sep 26, 2019 PDF S. 2584: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
Sep 19, 2019 PDF S. 2520: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
Sep 19, 2019 PDF S. 2522: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
Sep 19, 2019 PDF S. 2524: Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2020
Sep 12, 2019 PDF S. 2470: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
Sep 12, 2019 PDF S. 2474: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2020
Jun 28, 2018 PDF S. 3158: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
Jun 28, 2018 PDF S. 3159: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019
Jun 21, 2018 PDF S. 3107: Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019
Jun 21, 2018 PDF S. 3108: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019
Jun 21, 2018 PDF S. 3109: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2019
Jun 14, 2018 PDF S. 3071: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2019
Jun 14, 2018 PDF S. 3072: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
Jun 14, 2018 PDF S. 3073: Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
Jun 7, 2018 PDF S. 3023: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
Jun 7, 2018 PDF S. 3024: Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
May 24, 2018 PDF S. 2975: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
May 24, 2018 PDF S. 2976: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 7, 2017 PDF S. 1771: Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
Sep 7, 2017 PDF S. 1780: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2018
Jul 27, 2017 PDF S. 1648: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2018
Jul 27, 2017 PDF S. 1655: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
Jul 27, 2017 PDF S. 1662: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
Jul 20, 2017 PDF S. 1603: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
Jul 20, 2017 PDF S. 1609: Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
Jul 13, 2017 PDF S. 1557: Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
Jun 29, 2016 PDF S. 3117 (114th): Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2017
Jun 16, 2016 PDF S. 3067 (114th): Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017
Jun 16, 2016 PDF S. 3068 (114th): Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Jun 9, 2016 PDF S. 3040 (114th): Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
May 26, 2016 PDF S. 3000 (114th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2017
May 26, 2016 PDF S. 3001 (114th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2017
May 19, 2016 PDF S. 2955 (114th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
May 19, 2016 PDF S. 2956 (114th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Apr 21, 2016 PDF S. 2837 (114th): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Apr 21, 2016 PDF S. 2844 (114th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Apr 18, 2016 PDF S. 2806 (114th): Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Apr 14, 2016 PDF S. 2804 (114th): Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017
Jul 30, 2015 PDF S. 1910 (114th): Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2016
Jul 16, 2015 PDF S. 1800 (114th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Jul 9, 2015 PDF S. 1725 (114th): Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 25, 2015 PDF S. 1695 (114th): Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 25, 2015 PDF H.R. 2577 (114th): Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017 and Zika Response and Preparedness Act
Jun 23, 2015 PDF S. 1645 (114th): Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 18, 2015 PDF S. 1619 (114th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 16, 2015 PDF H.R. 2578 (114th): Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 11, 2015 PDF S. 1558 (114th): Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016
Jun 11, 2015 PDF H.R. 2250 (114th): Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016
May 21, 2015 PDF H.R. 2028 (114th): Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017
May 21, 2015 PDF H.R. 2029 (114th): Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    — Aug 1, 2019

REAX of Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) On Senate Passage Of The Bipartisan Budget Agreement
    — Aug 1, 2019

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of July 29, 2019
    — Jul 26, 2019

REAX of Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) To the Bipartisan Budget Agreement Reached Between Congress and The President
    — Jul 22, 2019

Leahy, Feinstein, Durbin: ICE Should Not Separate Families During Upcoming ICE Raids
    — Jul 11, 2019

Udall, Leahy, Van Hollen Request GAO Investigation into Full Costs, Legal Compliance for Trump Fourth of July Event
    — Jul 8, 2019

House Passes Senate Bipartisan Border Supplemental Appropriations Package
    — Jun 27, 2019

House Passes Bipartisan Senate Supplemental To Address Humanitarian Crisis At The Southern Border
    — Jun 27, 2019

Vice Chairman Leahy Statement On The Emergency Supplemental To Address The Humanitarian Crisis At The Southern Border
    — Jun 26, 2019

Statement of Vice Chairman Leahy Opposing the Paul Amendment to the Humanitarian Assistance Supplemental
    — Jun 26, 2019

Senate Passes Its Bipartisan Border Supplemental Appropriations Package
    — Jun 26, 2019

$4.6 Billion Humanitarian Border Crisis Supplemental: Protecting Vulnerable Migrants & Rejecting Pres. Trump’s Agenda
    — Jun 26, 2019

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves $4.6 Billion Supplemental To Address The Humanitarian Crisis At The Southern Border
    — Jun 19, 2019

Senate Appropriations Advances Bipartisan Border Supplemental Package
    — Jun 19, 2019

Senate Appropriations Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Floor Statement On A Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Bill
    — Jun 12, 2019

Appropriations Schedule for June 19, 2019
    — Jun 12, 2019

Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) REAX To President Trump Signing The Disaster Supplemental
    — Jun 6, 2019

Appropriations Schedule for the Week of June 3, 2019
    — May 31, 2019

Shelby Statement on Passing of Senator Thad Cochran, Former Appropriations Chairman
    — May 30, 2019

Comment Of Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy On The Passing Of Senator Thad Cochran
    — May 30, 2019