Dec 13 2014

Shelby Opposes Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON, DC, Saturday, December 13, 2014 – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement after the Senate’s vote on the fiscal year 2015 omnibus appropriations bill:

“While I support funding the government, as well as several conservative priorities and provisions important to Alabama in the omnibus, I opposed the overall bill. 

“The omnibus fails to properly address President Obama’s action to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants through executive fiat.  I remain firmly opposed to providing amnesty to those who have broken our laws and I stand ready to fight against the President’s executive overreach when Republicans control both the House and the Senate next Congress.”