U.S. Senate

Trump Stresses Support of Brooks

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks greets supporters as he announces his campaign for U.S. Senate during a rally, Monday, March 22, 2021, in Huntsville, Ala. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler) MONTGOMERY, AL. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump repeated his support of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in the Alabama race for U.S. Senate and took a jab at Brooks’ well-funded rival Katie Britt….

U.S. Senate Approves $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill

(Senate Television via AP) An exhausted Senate has narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. The vote gives President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies a victory that they say is crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums. Final passage came after the Senate voted all night on a series of amendments. Nearly all…

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…

Tommy Tuberville Among Those Sworn In as Congress Begins New Session

Photo from Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s Twitter account – Jan. 3, 2021 Congress has convened for a new session with lawmakers sworn into office during a tumultuous period. Representing Alabama are new Senator Tommy Tuberville and new Congressmen Barry Moore of the Second Congressional District and Jerry Carl of the First Congressional District. All are Republican. A growing number of Republicans,…

Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville Joins Group Challenging Electoral College Vote

Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville (R-Alabama)(Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP) Alabama U.S. Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville is joining a growing number of Republican lawmakers to support President Trump’s effort to overturn the presidential election, pledging to reject the results. Congress will meet on January 6 to count the Electoral College votes and certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced a…

Sen. Doug Jones, Tommy Tuberville Fight for U.S. Senate Seat

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Alabama) will try to perform another Deep South win Tuesday, this time against former college football coach Tommy Tuberville. The race pits the incumbent former U.S. attorney against Tuberville, who has made support for President Donald Trump the main pillar of his campaign. Jones has positioned himself as a moderate and is often called the Senate’s…

U.S. Senate Expected to Confirm Barrett to U.S. Supreme Court Monday

The Republican-led U.S. Senate has voted to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections. Barrett’s confirmation on Monday is hardly in doubt, with the majority Republicans mostly united in support behind President Donald Trump’s pick. But Democrats are poised to keep the Senate in session into the night in attempts to stall, arguing that…

President Trump Backs Tommy Tuberville in U.S. Senate Race

President Donald Trump has endorsed former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. Tuberville is running against Trump’s former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in the March 31st Republican runoff. Trump announced his support for Tuberville in a tweet, saying that Tuberville has his complete and total endorsement. He did not mention Sessions. The winner…