U.S. Senator Richard Shelby

Congresswoman Terri Sewell Announces Decision NOT to Run for Vacated U.S. Senate Seat

On Wednesday, March 24, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D) announced she will not run for Richard Shelby’s vacated  U.S. Senate seat. Sewell released the following statement in regards to her decision not to run: “I am humbled by the overwhelming requests I have received to run for Senator Shelby’s seat in 2022. After careful consideration and consultation with my family and…

Four Alabama Airports Receive $10 Million Grant for Improvements

On Tuesday, September 1, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) announced that four airports across the state of Alabama will receive a total of $10,109,066 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants for improvements to airport infrastructure. The grant funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), has been made available through annual appropriations measures, as well as the Coronavirus Aid,…

Shelby: Government Shutdown Could Last a Long, Long Time

Face The Nation

  Alabama U.S. Senator Richard Shelby was a guest on CBS’s Face The Nation this morning, and he talked about what it will take to end the partial government shutdown. MARGARET BRENNAN: Sir, 47 percent of Americans blame the president for the shutdown, 33 percent blame Democrats, according to the latest Reuters poll. Where do negotiations stand? SEN. SHELBY: Our…

Federal Government Partial Shutdown

Impact in Alabama

  Several Civil Rights Era historic sites in Alabama that are operated by The U.S. Park Service are closed today because the partial government shutdown. Outdoor areas are open, but the Selma-to-Montgomery March interpretive centers in Selma and Whitehall are closed, while the third interpretive center on the Alabama State University campus has never opened. The Tuskegee Institute National Historic…

Senator Jones on Senate Armed Services Committee

U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala) has been appointed to sit on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, an important position, considering the number of active, reserve and retired military personnel in Alabama. He’ll give up a position on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Jones says he “looks forward to working with Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Reed…

Troy University Gets Grant to Study Recycling Plastics

3.2 Million will launch new research center.

Troy University will begin a new research facility called The Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences (CMMS) using a $3.2 Million grant from The National Institute of Standards and Technology. The grant was announced by the office of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, which describes is as….   “…research involving the properties of polymers in plastics during the course of recycling…