Following negotiations to restructure the Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby announced that he will assume the Chairmanship of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee. It is a new committee.
“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 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,” Shelby said.
Shelby gave up chairmanship of the Transportation, Treasury and General Government Subcommittee as a tradeoff.
Shelby will remain a member of the following subcommittees: Defense; Foreign Operations; Homeland Security; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; and Transportation, Treasury, Justice and HUD.