Shelby announces $2.2 million for Mobile Airport improvements

May 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, May 22, 2017, US Senator Richard Shelby (R) today reported that the Mobile Airport Authority has been awarded a $2.2 million federal Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant awarded by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The funding will service facilities at the Mobile Regional Airport.

“Airport infrastructure directly impacts safety and efficiency, as well as economic competitiveness in communities,” said Shelby, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “Mobile’s airport will see long-term benefits from this grant funding, which will improve aviation services that are important to businesses and residents of South Alabama.”
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State Leaders angered over three-day Snapper season

May 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama fishermen can only catch and keep Red Snapper for three days this year.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Federal Red Snapper Recreational Seasons open for the private angling and Federally permitted for-hire components on June 1, 2017, at 12:01 a.m. local time. The private angler component season will be three days and the Federally permitted for-hire component season will be 49 days in Federal waters. Private Anglers must not take any red snapper after June 4, 2017, at 12:01 a.m.
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Neil Gorsuch joins the Supreme Court

April 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, April 10, 2017, Judge Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as a US Supreme Court Justice.

US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) voted to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Sen. Shelby said, “I was proud to support and confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch has clearly demonstrated that he consistently applies the law, as it is written, fairly and equally to all. There is no doubt that Judge Gorsuch will use this position to serve the American people with unwavering commitment to the Constitution, and I am confident that he will preserve the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s legacy on the bench for years to come.”
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State thanks Shelby for NOAA Red Snapper Study announcement

March 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it is funding an independent and external assessment to measure the actual number of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy, Jr. said that this action would not have taken place without the efforts of Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama).
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US Rep. Martha Roby selects Torrie Miller Matous as Chief of Staff

March 7, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — US Rep. Martha Roby (R-Alabama) has selected Montgomery-native Torrie Miller Matous to serve as her Chief of Staff, replacing her outgoing Chief of Staff Stephen Boyd.

Roby, who represents Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, announced her decision Monday afternoon. In the new post, Matous will serve as the chief adviser and senior staff member in Roby’s office.

“I’m thrilled to announce that Torrie Miller Matous is coming on board as my new Chief of Staff,” Roby said. “Torrie is an exceptional leader with the right skill set to manage my office and all our various efforts.”

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Strange and Shelby both support Trump executive order

March 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, March 6 President Donald J. Trump (R) issued a new executive order on immigration, addressing many of the issues that the courts cited in his previous executive order. That old order which was tied up in the court system has been rescinded by the President. Both of Alabama’s U.S. Senators have released statements expressing their support for the President’s decision.
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Alabama Congressional Delegation condemn attacks on AG Sessions

March 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 2, 2017, members of the Alabama Congressional delegation condemns calls by Democrats for US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after it was revealed by The Washington Post that he met with the Russian Ambassador to the United States.

US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) said, “I have not been in Washington very long, but I did not think Democrats could stoop much lower than they did during Jeff Session’s confirmation hearing. As we found out today, they can, and the hypocrisy of it is hard to stomach. For eight years, Democrats turned a blind eye to serious breaches of public trust, but they did not miss a beat in trying to undermine President Trump’s administration as it gets to work cleaning up their mess.”
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Alabama’s leaders react to Trump’s address to the Nation

March 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, US President Donald J. Trump addressed a joint session of Congress. Most of Alabama’s congressional delegation praised the President afterwards for his performance which was televised nationally.

US Senator Richard Shelby (R from Alabama) said in a statement, “In tonight’s address, President Trump laid out his vision for the nation and reiterated his commitment to ensuring that the American people have the opportunity to succeed. His remarks were a refreshing change from the last eight years, and I look forward to working with him on the many priorities discussed.”
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Shelby Assigned to Environment and Public Works Committee

February 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, February 12, 2017, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) joined the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). Senator Shelby is taking the committee seat that was vacated when Jeff Sessions was confirmed as US Attorney General.

Senator Richard Shelby said, “I’m pleased to announce that I am joining the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). This is a critical time for our nation’s environment and public works, which is why I am delighted to pick up where Attorney General Sessions left off in the EPW committee.”
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Gorsuch is a popular choice with Alabama elected leaders

February 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced that US Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch is his pick to fill the US Supreme Court opening created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Gorsuch was a popular choice for Alabama’s elected leaders.

US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) released a statement supporting President Trump’s nomination of Judge Gorsuch. Sen. Shelby said, “After the untimely death of the conservative lion Justice Antonin Scalia, I strongly believed that the American people deserved a voice in filling this critical vacancy. President Trump has made an outstanding selection in nominating Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and I am confident that he will preserve Scalia’s legacy on the bench for generations to come.” Read More

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