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.”
Sen. Shelby said, “I look forward to working with my colleagues to protect our nation’s environment while rolling back unnecessary EPA regulations that harm economic growth. I also stand ready to work with the committee and the Trump Administration to bring infrastructure into the 21st Century both in Alabama and across the country.”
In addition to serving on the full committee, Senator Shelby will serve on the following subcommittees: Clean Air and Nuclear Safety; Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife; and Transportation and Infrastructure.
Sen. Shelby is the chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration for the 115th Congress.
In addition to serving as the Rules Committee Chairman, Senator Shelby is the most senior Republican member on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the third most senior Republican member on the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
On the Appropriations Committee, Senator Shelby is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Additionally, Sen. Shelby is a member of the following subcommittees: Defense; Energy and Water Development; Homeland Security; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.
On the Senate Banking Committee, Senator Shelby serves as a member of the following subcommittees: Securities, Insurance, and Investment; Financial Institutions and Consumer Protections; and Housing, Transportation, and Community Development.
Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III, was replaced in the Senate by Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange.
Sen. Richard Shelby was first elected to the Senate in 1986. Previously he served the people of Alabama in the US House of Representatives and the Alabama State Senate.