Sen. Richard Shelby

Sen. Shelby to Head Powerful Senate Appropriations Committee

Maintains Banking and other committee positions.

The Republican Majority U.S. Senate has selected  Republican Alabama U.S. Senator Richard Shelby as Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. That position provides Shelby with enormous power to direct federal dollars to his home state. “In addition to serving as chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Shelby will continue to serve on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the…

New Destroyer to be named for U.S. Senator/Admiral Denton

Announcement comes from Sen. Richard Shelby

The U.S. Navy will name a new destroyer after the former U.S. Senator, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for eight years. Shelby says: “Admiral Denton’s legacy is an inspiration to all who wear our nation’s uniform,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer.  “His heroic actions during a defining period in our history have left an…

Montgomery BCA Names New President

First woman to hold the post wtih lobbying organization

The Montgomery based Business Council of Alabama has named a new president, and she is the first woman to head the lobbying group. Katie Boyd Britt had been chief of staff for Senator Richard Shelby. The BCA’s previous president—-Bill Canary—was forced out this year after some big name members quit the organization. Canary has since gone to work for the…