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Alabama Political News
Discover the latest developments in Alabama politics.

TikTok China Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Strong: 'You don't need government to tell you that TikTok is a threat to America'

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong said the best thing outside of outlawing the app would be for Americans to simply stop using it.

Dale Strong Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Strong comments on 'Ukraine fatigue' — 'My concern is about America'

Strong said the recent Chinese spy balloon incident should serve as a wake-up call that the U.S. needs to be ready to defend itself.

Clay Scofield Alabama News
State Senate Majority Ldr Scofield proposes putting $2.7 billion surplus in trust fund — 'There's too much uncertainty right now'

Scofield suggested placing the money into a trust fund, which would accrue a “considerable amount” of interest. He said Alabama is already “one of the lowest taxed states in the country.”

Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott blasts Ivey for 'unfettered release of criminals' claim — 'Hogwash,' 'Intellectually dishonest'

Late last month, State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) pre-filed a bill to postpone a law initiating a mandatory release date for some inmates to 2030, removing any retroactive benefits to inmates.

Gov. Kay Ivey Alabama News
Ivey doubles down on support for prisoner early release law — 'Those who oppose this measure are for the unfettered release of criminals'

After a bill was pre-filed in the Alabama Senate to roll back the prisoner early release law that went into effect last month, Gov. Kay Ivey doubled down on her support of the law by saying it is for the good of public safety.

Alabama Sen. Clyde Chambliss Alabama News
State Sen. Chambliss pre-filed bills would keep paper ballots, prevent voting machines that connect to the internet

State Sen. Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) has pre-filed two election integrity bills ahead of the 2023 legislative session. The first bill would require the use of paper ballots, and the other would ensure voting machines would never connect to the internet.

Barry Moore Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore pushes bill to abolish the U.S. Department of Education — 'A nest of radical D.C. activists masquerading as educators'

The U.S. Department of Education is a relatively young Cabinet-level agency compared to the others, only having come into existence in 1980.

JEFFERSON COUNTY GOP LEADERSHIP Alabama News
Jefferson County GOP elects chairman Chris Brown; Plans include recruitment, building enthusiasm

The Jefferson County GOP chose its new leader this week. Chris Brown was elected chairman at the executive committee meeting. Brown will serve for the next two years and he has already laid out goals for his term.

U S Rep Jerry Carl Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl calls out Biden's plan to deal with border crisis as 'BS'; Lays out possible GOP strategy

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl was among the many Republicans who took offense at some of the claims and accusations during President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Watch: U.S. Rep. Palmer gets in Green New Deal jab as lights go out during Twitter hearing

His quick-witted comment was met with laughter by his fellow congressmen who were gathered to discuss Twitter’s banning of conservative voices while allowing bad actors, like Iran’s ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to continue to post.

Katie Britt Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Britt: Millions more Americans lived paycheck-to-paycheck due to poor economy in 2022 than 2021

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) said on Twitter Tuesday night that nearly 10 million more Americans lived paycheck-to-paycheck in 2022 than in 2021.

Photo from Mike Rogers's Facebook page. Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers: ‘China is the most challenging national security threat America has faced in 30 years’

“We have to stop being naïve about the threat we face from China. We no longer have the luxury of time. We need to act now to get ahead of this threat."

Joe Biden state of the union Alabama News
Alabama Republicans blast Biden over State of the Union speech — 'Americans deserve better!'

President Joe Biden sparred with vocal Republican members of Congress during his State of the Union address Tuesday night as he touted his accomplishments while promising to tackle issues like gun violence, the fentanyl crisis and hidden airline baggage fees.

Aderholt Palmer Britt Alabama News
Aderholt, Britt, Palmer among 196 U.S. Congress members who received funds from FTX

The three are among 196 congressmen who took money from the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr says BCA, other business community players now behind Medicaid expansion push

Medicaid expansion proponents have a new ally in their effort, according to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur).

Danny Garrett Alabama News
State Rep. Garrett: State's dependency on sales, income taxes over property taxes poses challenge for permanent tax cuts

As seems to be the case with many lawmakers, State Rep. Danny Garrett (R-Trussville), the House Education Trust Fund Budget Committee chairman, is down on the prospects of permanent tax cuts under the current budgetary circumstances.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan: Prattville HS, other classroom 'divisive concepts' situations making the case for school choice

State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) warned school choice opponents that some deviations from the set curriculum, including an assignment for 10th graders at Prattville High School revealed last week, will strengthen the argument for school choice in Alabama.

Richard Shelby Alabama News
University of Alabama names policy institute, faculty endowment after Richard Shelby — Earmarked millions for university in 2022 omnibus bill

Before retiring in January, former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby earmarked $10 million for the University of Alabama (UA) to create a “public service and leadership institute.” Now, UA has decided to name the institute after Shelby.

US House of Rep Moore Barry Facebook Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Moore: 'Accountability is coming' on Biden border policy

Moore told Newsmax that fentanyl, which is killing Americans on a daily basis, is bleeding into the United States because of insecure borders.

Kelisa Wing, Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers blasts DOD 'woke' school admin who said she was 'exhausted by 99% of the white men in education'

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) is going after a Department of Defense (DOD) education official over remarks she made on Twitter about white people.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville addresses NIH, public health research oversight bills in Wednesday news conference

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) addressed the media on Wednesday to discuss two public health oversight bills that he signed last week.

School choice Alabama News
Stutts, Yarbrough to carry Eagle Forum-backed 'PRICE Act' school choice bill — 'Keeps the money with the child'

School choice is looking to be a hot topic in the upcoming state legislative session, and the Eagle Forum has already helped draft a bill to get the discussion going on day one.

Barry Moore Alabama News
'Real soon': U.S. Rep. Moore says GOP's congressional oversight, investigations imminent

It has not been quite a month yet since Republicans have officially taken charge of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Palmer720 Alabama News
Palmer: Classified document saga 'goes all the way back to Hillary Clinton' — 'Should be of concern to both parties'

During an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) said all, regardless of party affiliation, should be concerned about how sensitive documents were being handled.

Will Ainsworth bus Alabama News
Ainsworth touts strong support for school choice — 'Parents decide what’s best for their child'

"A student's success shouldn't be determined by their zip code."

Gary Palmer Alabama News
U.S. House unanimously passes Palmer-sponsored legislation to increase government transparency

“The American people have been kept in the dark about legally binding agreements made by federal agencies for too long,” Palmer said.

Wes Allen screenshot Alabama News
Secretary of State Wes Allen: Alabama doesn’t need ERIC for secure elections

Wes Allen said the state’s elections would get along just fine using its own checks and balances.

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