Shelby supports Trump’s picks for Alabama’s US Attorneys

June 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 15, 2017, President Trump nominated Jay E. Towns, Louis V. Franklin, Sr., and Richard W. Moore to be the three US Attorneys for Alabama.

Friday, June 16, 2017, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) released a statement supporting Trump’s picks for US Attorneys in Alabama.

Senator Shelby said in his statement, “Great news for Alabama! This week, President Trump announced his intention to nominate three Alabamians to serve as US Attorneys for the state’s Northern, Middle, and Southern districts.”
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Alabama leaders applaud Red Snapper announcement

June 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, June 13, 2017, The United States Department of Commerce announced an extension of the Federal Red Snapper season. Governor Ivey was notified Tuesday night yesterday of the decision.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) said in a statement, “I am proud to report that President Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross have granted my request to extend the Federal Red Snapper season. The announcement comes after twice last week, once through a letter and once in person while at the White House, I asked President Trump to add to the season.”
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Ronda Walker launches campaign for Alabama State Senate

June 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, the Vice Chairman of the Montgomery County Commission, Ronda Walker (R), announced her candidacy for Alabama State Senate District 25.

Commissioner Walker said in a statement, “Voter trust has been shattered and confidence in State government is at an all-time low. The great State of Alabama is stuck in neutral because elected officials are more concerned about political expediency and keeping lobbyists happy than the good of the state. I am running for the Alabama Senate, because I believe Alabama can and must do better.”
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Rutledge Mayor objects to Talton hiring

June 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, US Navy veteran and Mayor of Rutledge Steven Phillips expressed his displeasure at the State of Alabama for hiring former Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System chief administrator James Talton after he was fired by the Veterans Administration. Talton has been hired by the Alabama Department of Health.

Phillips told The Alabama Political Reporter, “I was watching the news on Friday 2 June 2017 when I was shocked to see that the Public Health Department of Alabama had lost their mind. Why would anyone hire someone like James Talton that had been fired ‘poor performance and misconduct?’”
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Shelby touts successful test of Missile Defense System

June 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the US military successfully tested its highly touted ground based missile defense system, against an actual inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM). US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) praised the accomplishment.

Senator Shelby said on social media, “Great news for our country and for Huntsville! Yesterday the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA), based on Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal, successfully intercepted and destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) target during the first live-fire test of MDA’s Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. The GMD is designed to stop missiles – such as North Korean missiles – during the midcourse of their flight through space. This is critical in defending our homeland from US adversaries.”
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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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