Alexander Statement on Senate Appropriations Committee Selection of Richard Shelby as Chairman

Posted on April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2018 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on his vote to select Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) to serve as the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee:

“Richard Shelby is a principled and experienced leader. He will be an effective chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. I will work with him and my colleagues to set spending priorities and to pass appropriations bills in a timely way. My priorities will continue to be national defense, national laboratories, the National Institutes of Health and national parks.”

Alexander is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, where he serves as the chairman of the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee.