Sen. Richard Shelby
Republican • Alabama • 5th Term • Sworn In 1987
- 6 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 90 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 10 of 100)
- 31 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 100 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 58 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.1867Read twice and referred Jul 27, 2015 28 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.1881Motion by Senator McConnell Aug 03, 2015 355 Views
A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
S.Res.231Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Jul 27, 2015 62 Views
A resolution honoring the memory and legacy of the two Louisiana citizens who lost their lives, recognizing the heroism of first responders an...
S.Res.227Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Jul 21, 2015 31 Views
A resolution condemning the attacks of July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, honoring the members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives...
Recent Voting History
S. 1881: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1881Aye (with party)August 03, 2015
H.R. 3236: VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3236Aye (with party)July 30, 2015
H.R. 22: Transportation Funding Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 22Nay (against party)July 30, 2015