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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some Alabamians may think it is great that Senator Shelby has brought so much “bacon” back to Alabama. But is it really?
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby's (R-Tuscaloosa) last hurrah may not work out as he had planned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As state government attempts to get a handle on gaming within Alabama, might a new player enter the mix?
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).
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.
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.
A proposed federal rule could dramatically limit red snapper fishing opportunities if enacted next year.
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.
“This $280 billion unpaid-for bill is a wasted opportunity to combat aggression by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and ignores the record levels of inflation American families are facing,” said Rep. Palmer.
Richard Shelby boasted about the progress of the Port of Mobile during an interview with Mobile NBC affiliate WPMI, He predicted an uptick in business upon completion in the years to come.
“Because neither the United States Constitution nor the Alabama Constitution provides a right to abortion, Alabama laws that prohibit abortion and that have not been enjoined by a court are in full effect," said Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R). "For those laws that have been halted by courts, the State will immediately file motions to dissolve those injunctions. Any abortionist or abortion clinic operating in the State of Alabama in violation of Alabama law should immediately cease and desist operations.”