U.S. Senate

Senate Candidate Tommy Tuberville Makes Stop in Luverne on Campaign Tour

Tuesday marks fourteen days until “Super Tuesday”, where voters will cast their ballots to determine who they will send to Washington D.C. the U.S. senate. Candidates are kicking their campaigns into high gear as the race that once seemed like a marathon transitions into a sprint. That’s no different for former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tubberville. Senate candidate Tommy…

Jeff Sessions Announces 2020 Run for Senate Seat

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will attempt to win back his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama after a tumultuous time in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. The Republican announced his 2020 run Thursday on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” The seat is currently held by Democrat Doug Jones who pulled off a huge upset in 2018. The 72-year-old Sessions was…

Secretary of State John Merrill Running for U.S. Senate Seat

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill has just announced he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020. There has been speculation for weeks about him running, but today he made it official. The announcement came before hundreds of supporters and a strong media presence. Merrill says that people have been approaching him about the seat for months now and his…

President Trump Tweets Against a Roy Moore Senate Campaign

President Trump has taken to Twitter to speak out against a possible campaign by Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate in 2020. Moore ran for the U.S. Senate in a special election in 2017. Despite being a Republican and well-known for his time as Alabama’s Chief Justice, he lost to Democrat Doug Jones. This is what Trump said about Moore…

U.S. Senate Approves Stopgap Spending Bill To Avoid Gov’t Shutdown

The Senate has approved legislation to temporarily fund the government and avoid a federal shutdown over President Donald Trump’s border wall. Senators passed the measure on voice vote Wednesday without a roll call. It goes next to the House. Congress faces a Friday deadline when funding for part of the federal government expires. Trump has not yet said he will…

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…

Trump Praises Senate for Taking Up Health Care

President Donald Trump is praising the Senate for moving forward on health care repeal. He says a vote Tuesday to take up the Republican health care bill “was a big step.” Trump is speaking at a joint press conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (sahd hah-REER’-ee). Trump is also thanking Arizona Sen. John McCain, who returned to Washington his…