Richard Shelby

Huntsville chosen for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

U.S. Space Command Logo (Source: U.S. Space Command) Huntsville will now be the new permanent home of the U.S. Space Command Headquarters. Governor Ivey and several officials made the announcement Wednesday afternoon. “I couldn’t be more pleased to learn that Alabama will be the new home to the United States Space Command!,” said Governor Ivey. Governor Ivey said she was…

How Democratic Control in U.S Senate will Affect Alabama

Georgia’s Senate runoff race elections might have a greater impact on Alabama than any other state. Now that the democrats have the majority of power, Alabama Senator Richard Shelby will no longer be chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. That committee decides how Congress will use taxpayers money. Shelby has been a vital part in Alabama’s economical appeal. He has…

Steve Flowers Analysis: What to Look for on Election Night

Alabama News Network Political Analyst Steve Flowers appeared on our 5:00 p.m. news to talk about what to look for on election night. Flowers says the lines of people at polls across Alabama are unprecedented. He says that would appear to benefit Republicans because some of the longest lines were at voting locations in Republican suburbs of Birmingham and Mobile….

Shelby Proposes U.S. Constitutional Amendment Requiring Balanced Federal Budget

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby  has re-introduced legislation proposing a constitutional amendment to require Congress to have a balanced budget in an effort to reduce our nation’s increasing debt, which has surpassed $22 trillion, according to a statement from Shelby’s office. Sen. Shelby has introduced similar legislation each Congress since joining the Senate. “While our national debt continues to climb, it…

Opioid Treatment Grants

Montgomery, Selma and Troy centers are included.

Fifteen Alabama Community Health Centers in are receiving federal grants. The centers include those in Montgomery, Selma and Troy. Each will receive $285,000 from the U.S. Department to Health and Human Services.   Bayou La Batre Area Health Development Board, Inc., Bayou La Batre – $285,000 ·       Christ Health Center, Inc., Birmingham – $285,000 ·       Alabama Regional Medical Services, Birmingham…

Montgomery Fire Rescue Department Receives $3.5 M Grant

The City of Montgomery Fire/Rescue Department has been awarded $3,553,843 as a part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response grant program. U.S. Senator Richard Shelby announced the award Tuesday. “The funding will ensure the city has the proper resources and staff to adequately respond to emergency medical, fire, and rescue incidents throughout the…

Shelby Confirmed as Chairman of U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) has been confirmed as chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the remainder of the 115th Congress.  Shelby previously served as vice chairman of the committee for the 113th Congress.  “My colleagues have placed their trust in me to lead the Senate Appropriations Committee, and I am honored to serve our nation in this…

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby Places Wager on Peach Bowl

U.S. Senators Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) today announced a friendly wager on the outcome of the College Football Playoff game between the #1-ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the #4-ranked University of Washington Huskies.  If the Huskies win, Senator Shelby will provide two racks of ribs from Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for Senator Cantwell’s office….

Alabama Businessman to Challenge Sen. Richard Shelby

A long time U-S senator from Alabama has new competition. Marcus Bowman announced that he’s running for Senator Richard Shelby’s seat. Bowman is a businessman out of Daphne. He’s worked behind the scenes in Washington to craft legislation. Even though Shelby has millions on hand for his campaign, Bowman says it’s time for a change. The republican primary is coming up on…