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Sen. Richard C. Shelby, R-Ala.

Senator (6th term)

Republican



Biography

Political Highlights: Ala. Senate, 1971-79; U.S. House of Representatives, 1979-87
Born: May 6, 1934; Birmingham, Ala.
Residence: Tuscaloosa
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Annette Nevin Shelby; two children
Education: U. of Alabama, A.B. 1957; U. of Alabama, LL.B. 1963
Elected: 1986
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science - Chairman; Defense; Energy-Water; Homeland Security; Labor-HHS-Education; Transportation-HUD); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety; Fisheries, Wildlife & Water; Transportation & Infrastructure); Rules & Administration; Joint Library; Joint Printing
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 5th ranked Senate Republican
Twitter: 46,660 followers
State Clout: Alabama is 17th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

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