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Freshman Alabama U.S. Senator gets committee assignments. | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Republican Alabama U.S. Senator Katie Britt will follow her former boss, Richard Shelby, on the Senate Appropriations Committee. The outgoing lawmaker was vice-chair on the powerful committee that helps set the federal budget. Britt will serve as a freshman. The newly elected Senator will also work on the Senate Committees on Banking, Housing and Urban […]

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Alabama may be good shape in the US Senate, despite loss of seniority | News | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Richard Shelby walked out of the U.S. Senate this week after 36 years. Walking out with him is almost all of Alabama’s seniority and power in Washington. Seniority equates into power in the halls of Congress, especially in the Senate. National publications have illustrated the fact that Alabama has benefited more than all 50 states from […]

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Column: Two new senators for Alabama | Columns | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Richard Shelby walked out of the U.S. Senate this week after 36 years. Walking out with him is almost all of Alabama’s seniority and power in Washington. Seniority equates into power in the Halls of Congress, especially in the Senate. National publications have illustrated the fact that Alabama has benefited more than all 50 states […]

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One week until Katie Britt becomes Alabama’s junior U.S. Senator | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Alabama’s newest U.S. Senator will be sworn into office next week. Republican Katie Britt takes over for Richard Shelby. The outgoing lawmaker sat as vice-chairman of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee. West Virginia Democrat Robert Byrd led that same panel until his death in 2010. Professor Sam Workman teaches public policy at West Virginia University. […]

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These Five Senators Brought Home $500 Million In College Earmarks | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

The FY 2023 federal funding bill contains scores of higher education earmarks worth hundreds of … [+] millions in new spending. getty Now that the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill has been signed, sealed and delivered just in time to meet the deadline for keeping the federal government open through next September, it’s clear that […]

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Shelby: Bipartisanship ‘good for the country’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring after being a shrewd force in state and national politics for more than four decades, on Wednesday stressed the importance of bipartisanship as he prepares to leave office. Shelby, in his farewell remarks to colleagues on the U.S. Senate floor, said bipartisanship is important […]

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Richard Shelby, Kevin McCarthy clash over spending bill | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

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. Outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), the ranking Republican on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, and House Republican caucus leader U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the House […]

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Biden signs short-term funding bill to avert a government shutdown this week | Politics | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

President Joe Biden signed a one-week stopgap funding bill on Friday to avert a government shutdown, extending the deadline until December 23 to allow congressional negotiators more time to finalize a full-year funding deal. The House approved the measure on Wednesday, and the Senate voted on Thursday evening to pass the bill — a day […]

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Lawmakers bid farewell to Sen. Shelby after 51 years in office | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Longtime Alabama Republican Senator Richard Shelby is nearing his final day in office. On Wednesday, lawmakers in Washington took to the Senate floor to bid farewell to Shelby and thank him for his decades of service. Senator Shelby served 51 years in office – with 44 of those years spent in […]

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Bipartisanship ‘good for the country’ | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

By KIM CHANDLER – Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring after being a shrewd force in state and national politics for more than four decades, on Wednesday stressed the importance of bipartisanship as he prepares to leave office. Shelby, in his farewell remarks to colleagues on the U.S. […]

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