Sen. Richard Shelby
Republican • Alabama • 5th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 6 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 97 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 of 99)
- 45 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 100 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 73 of 100)
Shelby was born May 6, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended both undergraduate programs and law school at the University of Alabama, graduating in 1957 and 1963, respectively. After graduating, Shelby practiced law in Tuscaloosa from 1963 to 1978.
He then entered politics when he served as city prosecutor from 1963 to 1971. From 1966 to 1970, he was a U.S. Magistrate for the Northern District of Alabama; from 1969 to 1971, Shelby was a Special Assistant State Attorney General. Read More...
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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1867 - International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation Through Advanced Notification of Traveling S...Read twice and referred Jul 27, 2015 3 Views
A bill to protect children from exploitation by providing advance notice of intended travel by registered sex offenders outside the United Sta...
S.1484 - Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Jul 23, 2015 7 Views
An original bill to improve accountability and transparency in the United States financial regulatory system, protect access to credit for con...
S.929 - Simplified, Manageable, And Responsible Tax ActRead twice and referred Apr 14, 2015 2 Views
A bill to repeal the current Internal Revenue Code and replace it with a flat tax, thereby guaranteeing economic growth and fairness for all A...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Con.Res.25Referred to the Committee Nov 19, 2015 46 Views
A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the President should submit the Paris climate change agreement to the Senate for...
S.Res.313Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 16, 2015 22 Views
A resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris and offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, condolences to their families, resol...
S.Res.309Message on Senate action sent Nov 06, 2015 16 Views
A resolution relative to the death of Fred Thompson, former United States Senator for the State of Tennessee.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN629: Peter William Bodde, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to LibyaAye (with party)November 19, 2015
S. 1177: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2015
On the Cloture Motion S. 1177Aye (with party)November 18, 2015
S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".
On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 23Aye (with party)November 17, 2015