Shelby votes in support of budget agreement

February 13, 2018

By Brandon Moseley  
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., voted in favor of the long-term budget agreement and Continuing Resolution to fund the government through March 23, 2018.

The bill, which Senator Shelby supported, was passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 71-28 in the U.S. Senate.

“The Senate has approved a two-year budget agreement, which ensures that the men and women of our armed forces will have the resources needed to keep our country safe,” Shelby said. “Additionally the package provides critical funding to help our nation’s veterans receive the care they deserve while increasing resources for infrastructure improvements and disaster relief.”

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Senator Jones wants the military to get paid during shutdown

January 22, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, U.S. Senator Doug Jones, D-Alabama, called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to hold a vote on a measure to ensure U.S. military service members will continue to be paid during the federal government shutdown.

“Around the world and here at home, our military and their families continue to serve during this shutdown,” Jones said. “Senator McConnell pledged that we would vote on a measure to guarantee that they will continue to get paid, but two days later he still hasn’t kept his promise to hold a vote. I co-sponsored this measure immediately after the shutdown took effect early Saturday morning because our troops don’t deserve to become a pawn in this political game. I am calling on the Majority Leader to bring this bill to an immediate vote in the Senate so we can provide certainty to those brave men and women who continue to sacrifice on our behalf.”

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Things to look for in 2018

January 8, 2018
Bradley Byrne

By U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne

Last week, we recapped major highlights from the past year, so this week I want to look ahead at some of the important things to watch for in 2018.

2018 is an election year, and the midterm elections for all House members and the one-third of the United States Senate will be held in November. I expect a very busy legislative session in the run-up to the midterms.

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