Shelby, Strange vote for GOP tax plan

December 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, the U.S. Senate voted along part lines, 51-49, to support their tax reform package known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The legislation is now expected to be conferenced with the U.S. House’s tax reform bill, who passed their own version earlier.

“The Senate today passed legislation to deliver pro-growth tax relief for the American people,”  U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said. “This is a bill that, if signed into law, will positively impact current and future generations by expanding economic opportunities and lowering taxes for the middle-class. Reducing rates and reforming our tax code will not only put more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans, but it will also allow businesses to create jobs and increase wages.”

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Trump restores National Space Council

July 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, June 30, 2017, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) joined President Donald I. Trump (R) and Vice President Mike Pence (R) at the White House for the signing of an Executive Order restoring the National Space Council. The National Space Council has been disbanded for almost 25 years and is intended to oversee the coordination and implementation of national space policy. Vice President Pence will lead the National Space Council.
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Republican leaders, opinion makers speak out against blackballing consultants

May 1, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Washington powerbrokers are trying to dictate to the people of Alabama who will be their next representative in the US Senate. The elite’s choice is Luther Strange who was appointed to fill the seat by disgraced former Governor Robert Bentley.

NRSC Communications Director Katie Martin was recently reported as having said, “We have made it very clear from the beginning that Sen. Luther Strange would be treated as an incumbent. It has also been a clear policy that we will not use vendors who work against our incumbents.”

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Sessions Says New Department of Labor Rules Threatens Family Farms

January 2, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), along with 28 other senators, has formally asked U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis to withdraw new Department of Labor rules which they say threaten America’s ability to train the next generation of farmers and ranchers.

The new rules “Child Labor Regulations, Orders and Statements of Interpretation: Violations—Civil Money Penalties” makes illegal many of the labor practices of family farmers. The new rules proposed by the President Barack Obama Administration would limit the ability of farmers and rancher to hire youth to work in agriculture. The senators argue that these new regulations would threaten the education and training of future farmers. The senators say that the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standard Act fail to consider the history and practices of American farms and ranches.
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