Latest Richard Shelby News

Rep. Brooks seeks arrest of man who served papers in garage

Jun. 16, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks said Wednesday that his wife has sworn out an arrest warrant for the man who entered their garage to serve papers in a lawsuit a colleague brought against him over the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate said a...

Shelby endorses Britt in Alabama Senate race

Jun. 11, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby endorsed Katie Britt, his former chief of staff, in the GOP primary for his Senate seat, calling her the “best-qualified candidate to come along in a long time.” Shelby is retiring at the end of his term, igniting a...

Brooks sends fundraising emails over lawsuit service

Jun. 10, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks is attempting to raise cash for his Senate race with a fundraising email detailing how his wife was served with papers notifying the congressman of a lawsuit accusing him of inciting the crowd that stormed the U.S. Capitol. ...

Britt enters US Senate race to replace Shelby in Alabama

Jun. 08, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Katie Boyd Britt entered the race for Alabama’s open U.S. Senate seat Tuesday promising to “put Alabama first” while stressing her experience as the former leader of a state business group and former chief of staff to retiring U.S. Sen. Richard...

Britt files paperwork to run for US Senate in Alabama

Jun. 07, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A longtime aide to retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby is entering the race to replace him in what's shaping up to be a GOP primary slugfest at a time when the national Republican Party is trying to chart a direction after President Donald Trump’s departure. ...

Business president resigns, could seek US Senate seat

Jun. 01, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Boyd Britt announced Tuesday that she is stepping down as president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, a decision that comes amid speculation that she will run for U.S. Senate. BCA announced Britt’s decision in a statement and...

Biden's $6T budget: Social spending, taxes on business

May. 29, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is proposing a $6 trillion budget for next year that’s piled high with new safety net programs for the poor and middle class, but his generosity depends on taxing corporations and the wealthy to keep the nation’s spiking debt from spiraling totally...

Biden's $6T budget: Social spending, taxes on business

May. 28, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday unveiled a $6 trillion budget for next year that’s piled high with new safety net programs for the poor and middle class, but his generosity depends on taxing corporations and the wealthy to keep the nation’s spiking debt from spiraling...

Today in History

May. 06, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 6, the 126th day of 2021. There are 239 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 6, 1954, medical student Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile during a track...

GOP leaders diverge on Trump, putting party in limbo

Apr. 16, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, the Republican leaders of Congress have made the trip to Mar-a-Lago to see Donald Trump. Kevin McCarthy visited after the deadly Jan 6 Capitol insurrection, counting on the former president's help to win back control of the House in 2022....