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Alabama Political News
Discover the latest developments in Alabama politics.

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.

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.

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."

State Rep. Susan DuBose (R-Hoover) Alabama News
State Rep. DuBose: School choice to be hot topic in 2023 legislative session; State in 'good position' for change

This week is National School Choice Week, and some Alabama officials are highlighting the need for expanding educational options for all students.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Katie Britt casts first vote as a U.S. Senator against Biden nominee for DoD post

On Monday, U.S. Senator Katie Britt voted not to confirm Brendan Owens to serve as Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment in the Department of Defense.

Aderholt Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Aderholt: Congress needs to cut Biden's unnecessary spending to solve debt limit

“[S]ome members of Congress won’t really focus on trying to cut spending unless they’re really pushed to the wall,” Aderholt said.

dale strong Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Dale Strong reflects on first two weeks in office — 'Pretty impressive for a freshman'

It’s been two weeks since he was sworn into office, and U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) said he’s proud of what he’s been able to accomplish so far as a freshman representative.

Mo Brooks Alabama News
Mo Brooks responds to Jerry Carl over pay raise comments: 'He should not degrade his office by being so untruthful'

Former U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks has a bone to pick with U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile).

Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers urges White House to ‘approve without delay’ missile system to Ukraine manufactured by his largest campaign donor

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) wants President Joe Biden to send more weapons to Ukraine, including a missile system that happens to be manufactured by his largest campaign contributor. 

Dale Strong Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Dale Strong: Solution to debt limit must include spending cuts

U.S. Congressman Dale Strong said Congress needs to work on a solution to the debt limit, one that cuts spending nationwide.

Chrismccool Alabama News
McCool running for open Alabama Supreme Court seat

Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Chris McCool announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for an open seat on the Alabama Supreme Court in the March 2024 primary election.

Barry Moore Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore appointed to House Judiciary Committee as Biden classified document probe begins

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) has been appointed to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, which recently announced a probe into Pres. Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.   

Mo Brooks, Jerry Carl Alabama News
Mo Brooks would be celebrating pay raise if he were still in Congress, says U.S. Rep. Carl

"I guarantee, if Mo Brooks was still in office, he would be the first one screaming ‘We need it, we deserve it.’”

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt to chair Appropriations subcommittee with 'largest pool of non-defense government spending'

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) has been picked to chair the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.

Dale Strong Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Dale Strong nominated to House Armed Services Committee

Freshman U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) announced on Monday his nomination to serve on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC).

Gov. Ivey, Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Ivey, Ainsworth hint at school choice during inauguration remarks

At Monday’s inaugural ceremony, Alabama’s highest-ranking state offices suggested school choice could be a priority in the new quadrennium.

AL Senate Orr Arthur Alabama News
State Sen. Orr says tax rebates still being considered, cuts unlikely — 'This is one-time money'

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) said last December that a rebate plus a tax cut weren’t off the table. However, now he said most people should expect a one-time rebate of roughly $200 per person.

Barry Moore Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore on Biden classified documents: 'Why aren’t they kicking down the White House doors?'

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) took to Twitter to criticize the investigation into President Joe Biden after lawyers found several classified documents over the last three months in the president’s former office and Deleware home.

Katie Britt at the southern border Alabama News
Katie Britt: Humanitarian crisis on border 'disgusting' — 'Behaving in a way we wouldn't tolerate from a third-world country'

On the heels of a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border with U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) gave a startling account of the "humanitarian crisis" she witnessed on the trip.

Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott calls on Ivey to take lead on ADPH, State Health Officer reform push

Alabama's handling of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, which went well into 2021 for the state, raised many questions about the antiquated health laws on the books, and in some cases gave unelected bureaucrats broad authority over individual personal freedoms and liberties.

Mo Brooks Alabama News
Mo Brooks decries influence of special interest groups over U.S. Congress — 'It’s a very corrupt process'

Though no longer in office, former U.S. Congressman Mo Brooks is still speaking out against government corruption and the influence of special interest groups.

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U.S. House forms committee to investigate China — 'We are serious about challenging the CCP'

In a surprising show of bipartisanship, House Democrats and Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to form a select committee to analyze strategic competition between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party.

Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Burchett walks back 'drunk,' 'redneck' remarks aimed at Mike Rogers — 'We're all friends'

Of the many reactions to U.S. Rep. Mike Roger’s (R-Saks) outburst on the U.S. House floor Friday night, U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett’s (R-Tenn.) may have been the most disparaging.

US House of Rep Rogers Mike Facebook Alabama News
Report: Mike Rogers stepping down from House GOP Steering Committee after contentious role in last week’s Speaker race

Last week, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) had to be restrained while going on a tirade against U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) during the contentious election for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Now, Rogers may be stepping down from the House GOP Steering Committee.

Rogers Gaetz Alabama News
U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers, Matt Gaetz reconcile following outburst on House floor during Speaker race

U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) are back on speaking terms following an outburst by Rogers Friday night during the final hours of the U.S. House Speaker race.

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, 1/6/2023 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers faces fallout from House floor incident — 'People shouldn’t be drinking, especially when you’re a redneck, on the House floor'

Even though U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) would win the House Speaker's race, it may have been overshadowed by an incident moments earlier on the U.S. House of Representatives floor involving U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.). Throughout the week, Gaetz had been the figurehead for the opposition to McCarthy's bid, which kept McCarthy from reaching the required majority to earn the role.

Mike Rogers, 1/6/2023 Alabama News
Watch: Chaos erupts in U.S. House chamber after Gaetz votes 'present' in 14th vote of Speaker's race — Alabama's Rep. Rogers has to be restrained

Emotions intensified late Friday near the end of the 14th vote for U.S. House speaker.

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