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Tuscaloosa federal building and courthouse to be renamed after Richard Shelby on Friday

The United States Federal Building and Courthouse in Tuscaloosa will be renamed after retired U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) on Friday.

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Shelby’s $5 million donation from campaign for new Shelby Institute at University of Alabama

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) $5 million donation from his campaign in April to the University of Alabama (UA) will go to a public service and leadership institute named after him and his wife, Dr. Annette Shelby.

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Former Sen. Shelby sends $5 million in campaign funds to University of Alabama

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) donated almost all of his remaining campaign funds to his alma mater, the University of Alabama, in April.

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Former U.S. Sen. Shelby receives CAGW's 'Whole Hog' award for securing $666 million in earmarks

Retired U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) received the “The Whole Hog Award” from Citizens Against Government Waste for 18 earmarks costing $666.4 million, the most of any member of Congress in the current fiscal year.

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Former U.S. Sen. Shelby honored by Ivey, others in joint session of Alabama Legislature

On Thursday, the Alabama Legislature met for a joint session in the old house chambers in the Capitol building to honor now-retired U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby.

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Former U.S. Sen. Shelby named 'Porker of the Month' by Citizens Against Government Waste

Despite being out of office for over a month, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) designated former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby the February 2023 “Porker of the Month” for securing $666 billion in “pork-barrel” earmarks.

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Fmr U.S. Sen. Shelby still has over $6 million in campaign cash

Former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) has the second-most cash-on-hand amongst retired members of Congress, according to a recent Roll Call article. 

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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.

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Bills backed by Tuberville, Shelby to support Alabama’s National Heritage Areas signed into law

Drafted by U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), the bills renew the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area for 15 more years and create a new area, the Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area.

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Elon Musk takes parting shot at Richard Shelby for SpaceX opposition

Multi-billionaire business mogul and engineer Elon Musk took to Twitter on Tuesday to say good riddance to Alabama’s former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), who officially retired this week.

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Justin Bogie: Richard Shelby’s retirement could mean less federal dependency, more fiscal responsibility for Alabama and the nation

Some Alabamians may think it is great that Senator Shelby has brought so much “bacon” back to Alabama. But is it really?

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Did Richard Shelby earmark $10 million for his own University of Alabama 'institute'?

Somewhat unnoticed among the estimated $666.4 million in earmarks, as calculated by CQ Roll Call, secured by outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) was a line item for $10 million for the University of Alabama.

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Brooks blasts Shelby over $1.7 trillion omnibus bill; Calls it 'political payback' for special interest groups

After passing through the U.S. Senate with the help of 18 Republicans, including outgoing Sen. Richard Shelby, the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill now goes to the House of Representatives, where U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) said he expects a similar scenario to play out thanks to the “debt junky wing of the Republican Party.”

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Shelby, Tuberville split on $1.7 trillion government spending bill, opposition expected in the House

Outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) voted in favor of the $1.7 trillion government spending package. His Alabama counterpart, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn), voted against it.

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Richard Shelby, Kevin McCarthy clash over spending bill

Two GOP heavyweights find themselves at odds as a December 23 deadline looms over a spending package with potentially more than $650 million in earmarks connected to Alabama.

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Larry Kudlow: Richard Shelby is blowing up his long-time conservative record in his final weeks

Friday, Fox Business Network's Larry Kudlow criticized outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) for the earmarks topping $650 million in his final omnibus before leaving Capitol Hill.

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Alabama delegation split on omnibus as $656M in Shelby earmarks hang in the balance

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby's (R-Tuscaloosa) last hurrah may not work out as he had planned.

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Sen. Shelby earmarks $656 million in federal government funding bill

Retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) has placed $656 million in earmarks in a bill to fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, according to Bloomberg Government.

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Congress passes Respect for Marriage Act; Alabama delegation except Democrat Terri Sewell vote 'no'

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which will now go to President Joe Biden’s desk, who has already pledged to sign it.

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Joey Clark: Richard Shelby’s big spending legacy is a dying breed

To bring home the bacon, someone has to slaughter a few pigs. And Richard Shelby isn’t yet done being a good butcher for the people of Alabama.

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Richard Shelby on 2017 vote against Roy Moore: 'I did what I did — I think it made a difference'

Outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) has no regrets about his decision not to support former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in the 2017 U.S. Senate election.

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Shelby backs federal recognition for Alabama's MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians — Would 'open the door' for more gaming

As state government attempts to get a handle on gaming within Alabama, might a new player enter the mix?

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Shelby, Tuberville accuse bank of ‘targeting’ Americans’ firearm purchases

Amalgamated Bank should “expect Congressional oversight” over its role in creating a new merchant category code specifically for gun and ammunition retailers, according to a letter sent to Priscilla Sims Brown, Amalgamated’s CEO, last week signed by U.S. Sens. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn).

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Sens. Shelby, Tuberville split on continuing resolution vote

Alabama’s U.S. Senators Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) and Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) were recently at odds over legislation to avoid a government shutdown.

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Tuberville cautious about Shelby-supported electoral reform bill

A bill aimed at electoral reform made it out of committee in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday with the help of Sen. Richard Shelby. Sen. Tommy Tuberville said he wants to wait and see what's in the bill before deciding how to vote.

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Proposed federal red snapper rule decreases Alabama catch limit

A proposed federal rule could dramatically limit red snapper fishing opportunities if enacted next year.

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Shelby heads into retirement as Citizens Against Government Waste's 'Prince of Pork'

Leading the way on earmarks was Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), the ranking member on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, who also has a long legacy of bringing home the bacon.

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