Richard Shelby

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth Says He Won’t Run for U.S. Senate in 2022

  Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth/Source: State of Alabama Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth says he won’t run for the U.S. Senate seat being given up by longtime incumbent Richard Shelby next year. The first-term Republican announced on social media today that he’d decided against running because his three children need a father who’s present and involved in their lives. Ainsworth…

Campaign 2022: Lynda Blanchard Enters Race to Replace U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby

Lynda Blanchard, an Alabama businesswoman and former ambassador to Slovenia under President Donald Trump, is the first candidate to jump into the state’s 2022 Senate race. Blanchard on Thursday became the first Republican to announce a run for the seat now held by Sen. Richard Shelby who is not seeking a seventh term. The race is expected to bring a…

Sen. Richard Shelby Releases Statement after Voting to Acquit Trump

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) was one of 43 senators who voted to acquit former President Trump of inciting the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.  The vote this afternoon was 57 guilty to 43 not guilty. There needed to be 67 senators to vote “guilty” in order for Trump to have been convicted. Following the vote, Shelby released…

Congresswoman Terri Sewell Reflects on How Sen. Richard Shelby Helped Her

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-7th District) is taking time to reflect on how U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) helped her get into politics. Shelby announced today that he would not seek re-election next year. “Senator Richard Shelby has been an influential and powerful voice for Alabama in Washington D.C. for over 40 years, and I hold deep respect for him as…

Sen. Richard Shelby Makes It Official: He’s Not Seeking Re-election in 2022

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) has released a statement, saying “Today I announce that I will not seek a seventh term in the United State Senate in 2022. For everything, there is a season.” Although I plan to retire, I am not leaving today. I have two good years remaining to continue my work in Washington. I have the vision and…

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…