Richard Shelby

Ivey says import tariffs could hurt Alabama industry

Alabama's Republican governor is separating herself from President Donald Trump on the issue of trade, saying import tariffs like those supported by …

Business

Podcast: Will a Minibus Rescue Hill’s GOP?

Roll Call Decoder, Episode 12<p>Republicans would love to avoid shutdown drama before the midterm but a tight timetable stands in the way. CQ’s …

Republicans

U.S. Department of Transportation awards University of Alabama $6M IFRA grant for $22M overpass - Birmingham Business Journal

By Hanno van der Bijl <br>– Digital Producer, Birmingham Business Journal<p>Jun 7, 2018, 8:07am CDT<p>A new infrastructure project could be a game-changer for …

Birmingham, AL

Hospital in west Alabama receives $2 million grant

A west Alabama hospital has earned a $2 million government grant to improve the overall operation at the facility.<p>The Tuscaloosa News reports the …

Business

Today's Birthdays, May 6: George Clooney

Bob Seger

Approval ratings for Alabama Senators Doug Jones, Richard Shelby

Democrat Doug Jones' approval rating is within 4 percentage points of Alabama's Senior Senator, Republican Richard Shelby, according to the quarterly …

Shelby

Republican Tells Trump That Plan to Cut Spending May Not Have Enough Support

A top Senate Republican said he warned President Donald Trump in a private meeting that an attempt to claw back billions in domestic spending from …

Business

Shelby Takes Over Leadership of Senate Appropriations Committee

Sen. Richard ShelbyWASHINGTON, D.C. (Senate Appropriations Committee PR) – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today received the approval of his …

Mitch McConnell

What does having Richard Shelby as Senate Appropriations chairman mean for Alabama?

The extent to how much the state will benefit by having Richard Shelby as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee will depend on how …

Birmingham, AL

Senate Republicans throw cold water on Trump's budget cuts double-cross

Popular vote loser Donald Trump's plan, cooked up with his "guy" in the House, for a budget do-over has hit a big snag—Senate Republicans. House …

Liberal View

Senate Republicans Push Back on Trump Plan to Cancel Spending

Reports continue to bubble up that the White House and its conservative House GOP allies are thinking about using the super-obscure “rescission” …

Republicans

Ala. Sen. Shelby to lead powerful Appropriations Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alabama Republican Sen. Richard Shelby is on the brink of becoming the new chairman of the Appropriations Committee, a post with great influence over more than $1 trillion in annual spending.<p>Shelby was confirmed by panel members to lead the committee and is sure to be ratified by …

Republicans

McConnell says he's open to paring back US spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican said Tuesday that he's open to a proposal from the White House to pare back a hard-fought spending …

The White House

Richard Shelby confirmed as Senate Appropriations Committee chairman

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., was confirmed Tuesday as the new chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - an influential post that plays a …

Birmingham, AL

Hundreds of Former Staffers Urge Senate to Act on Sexual Harassment

Senate leadership to receive letter following recess<p>Over 600 former staffers have signed a letter urging Senate leadership to consider legislation …

Mitch McConnell

Jennifer Williams Is Transgender, Republican, and Not Giving Up

Jennifer Williams, the first openly transgender delegate to attend a Republican National Convention, relishes changing party hearts and minds on …

LGBTQI

On Thad Cochran: A going away gift from the 'Quiet Persuader'

CLOSE<p>Sen. Thad Cochran victory speech. By Geoff Pender<p>On Sunday, Thad Cochran retires from the United States Senate after six terms and some 45 years …

College & University

Trump's veto threat puts pressure on Congress to fix spending mess

President Trump’s threat to veto the next “omnibus” spending bill is putting real pressure on Congress, for the first time in years, to reform a …

Military Spending

$1.3 trillion budget clears Senate after Rand Paul drops opposition

The Senate cleared a $1.3 trillion spending bill early Friday, hours after Sen. Rand Paul brought progress to a halt.<p>The bill cleared the chamber by …

Republicans

McDowell Security's Jeff McDowell on his takeaways from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit - Birmingham Business Journal

I recently had the opportunity to be in Washington with nearly 2,500 other small business owners from around the country as a part of the Goldman …

Birmingham, AL

Senators bid farewell to Cochran, the "Great Persuader"

CLOSE<p>On Wednesday, Gov. Phil Bryant appointed the first female U.S. senator from Mississippi, state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith, to …

Mississippi

Rand Paul on budget: 'A rotten, terrible' way to govern | McClatchy Washington Bureau

With Congress teetering on the brink of its third government shutdown in three months, Sen. Rand Paul still hasn't seen the details of a new budget …

Orrin Hatch

Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran’s choice to retire may cause the GOP more hassle than they bargained for

<i>This month, Mississippi’s long-serving senior US Senator, Thad Cochran, announced that he would be retiring in April.</i> <b>Rolda Darlington</b> <i>writes that</i> …

U.S. Politics

With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA's deputy …

Business

Lamb Promises to Work with Trump, Says Pelosi's Time Is Past

Democrat Conor Lamb said Wednesday that he will work with President Donald Trump on infrastructure and other issues “that are really important to us …

Donald Trump

Congress Attempts to Avoid Third Shutdown as Deadline Nears

A standoff on controversial policy riders is threatening to hurl Congress towards its third shutdown of the year as negotiations proceed at a slower …

Chris Van Hollen

Don't shortchange hope; invest in biomedical research

I have seen first-hand that the research occurring here in Alabama is providing hope to patients and families seeking improved treatment options. …

Birmingham, AL

Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran to Resign, Citing Poor Health

Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi said he would resign on April 1 due to poor health after more than four decades in Congress, opening a second Senate seat in the conservative state.<p>“I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge,” the 80-year-old said in a statement on Monday. “I …

Republicans

Richard Shelby is decent; Alabama GOP's something else

The party is in a war.

Birmingham, AL

Senate Republican says what everyone is thinking: Sessions is Trump's 'belittled whipping boy'

Why does Attorney General Jeff Sessions keep sticking with his job, while his short-fingered vulgarian of a boss abuses him publicly, on a …

Donald Trump