Richard Shelby News & Articles

Aerospace Industry a Big Economic Driver in Alabama

By Dale Strong on November 8, 2019 | Opinion

This month business leaders from around the state gathered in Birmingham at the Alabama Economic Growth Summit to discuss how our state can continue…

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Mobile Airbus Plant Avoids Impact From Trump Tariffs

By David Preston on October 3, 2019

The U.S. Government has spared a Mobile, AL plant from the impact of tariffs against the European planemaker.

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The Moral And Financial Cost Of Our Current Immigrant Detention Program

By Laura Melvin on October 2, 2019 | Opinion

During my ten years on the bench, I often heard cases of children who had been abused, abandoned, or neglected; it was my job to enforce state laws to deal with the mistreatment of children…

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Alabama Rural Hospitals To Benefit From New Medicare Reimbursement Formula

By David Preston on October 1, 2019

Starting Tuesday, October 1st, the federal government is changing the formula that it uses to reimburse hospitals and other medical providers for healthcare services provided to Medicare patients.

The change in the formula, known…

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Could Impeachment Lead To A Display Of Political Courage?

By Jeremy Jeffcoat on September 27, 2019 | Opinion

Courage is an interesting thing. Some people have more than others. First responders and military personnel regularly put their lives on the line for their communities and countries. Parents routinely risk their own safety and…

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Alabama Officials React to Trump Impeachment Inquiry

By David Preston on September 26, 2019

On Tuesday, September 24th, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced that the House Representatives would launch a formal inquiry of impeachment

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Mobile Airport Receives An Additional $2 Million Grant From The FAA

By David Preston on September 26, 2019

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that the Mobile Downtown Airport in Mobile, Alabama, has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant totaling $2 million to support airport infrastructure improvements.  The grant,…

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New FAA Grants Announced For Alabama’s Airports

By David Preston on September 24, 2019

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that five local airports across the state of Alabama will receive $2.63 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants.  The federal funding was awarded by the U.S….

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Alabama Leads Development of U.S. Army’s Hypersonic Weapons

By Brent Wilson on August 30, 2019

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) today praised the U.S. Army’s decision to award two contracts for work in Alabama related to the production of hypersonic weapon systems – one for Dynetics Technical Solutions in…

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Kay Ivey Should Listen To Alabama Voters When It Comes To Toll Roads

By David Preston on August 28, 2019 | Opinion

Governor Ivey, your people are hurting. They are crying out for help and starving for leadership and starving for the direction that only you can provide. Your lack of listening to Alabamians up until…

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