Sen. Richard Shelby
Republican • Alabama • 5th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 4 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 89 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 4 of 100)
- 22 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 99 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 33 of 99)
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.929 - Simplified, Manageable, And Responsible Tax ActRead twice and referred Apr 14, 2015 6 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...
S.792 - Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar Mar 18, 2015 5 Views
An original bill to expand sanctions imposed with respect to Iran and to impose additional sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purpo...
S.J.Res.9Read twice and referred Feb 09, 2015 6 Views
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires (except during time of war and subject to su...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1032 - Accountability Through Electronic Verification ActRead twice and referred Apr 21, 2015 6 Views
A bill to expand the use of E-Verify, to hold employers accountable, and for other purposes.
S.1016 - Preserving Freedom and Choice in Health Care ActRead twice and referred Apr 20, 2015 5 Views
A bill to preserve freedom and choice in health care.
S.860 - Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015Read twice and referred Mar 25, 2015 7 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes.
Recent Voting History
S. 1357: A bill to extend authority relating to roving surveillance, access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 until July 31, 2015, and for other purposes.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1357Aye (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 2048: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 2048Nay (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 1314: Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 1314Nay (against party)May 22, 2015