Mar 02 2005

SHELBY ASSUMES CHAIRMANSHIP OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

WASHINGTON, DC -- Following negotiations to restructure the Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Senator Richard C. Shelby (R-AL) announced that he will assume the Chairmanship of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee. Senator Shelby had the following statement:

Senator Shelby said, “I look forward to serving as Chairman of the newly created Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee. This subcommittee will provide me an opportunity to immerse myself in new issues that have great importance to Alabama and the nation. The subcommittee's jurisdiction includes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Economic Development Authority (EDA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Department of Justice among others.”

“My tenure as Chairman of the Transportation, Treasury and General Government Subcommittee gave me the opportunity to assist the state of Alabama in extraordinary ways. We made great progress in infrastructure development, airport expansion, and higher education development. As a member of the Transportation, Treasury, and Housing Subcommittee, I will continue to support infrastructure development in Alabama,” Shelby concluded.

Senator Shelby will remain a member of the following subcommittees: Defense; Foreign Operations; Homeland Security; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; and Transportation, Treasury, Judiciary and HUD.

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