Contact Information Alabama Senator Richard Shelby (R)

Contact Information Alabama Senator Richard Shelby (R)
Contact Information Alabama Senator Richard Shelby (R)

Birth Date:  05/06/1934

Political Experience

  • Senator, United States Senate, Alabama, 1987-present
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, Alabama, 1979-1987
  • Senator, Alabama State Senate, 1970-1978

Where Does Richard Shelby Stand?

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304 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-5744

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113 Saint Joseph Street
445 United States Federal Courthouse
Mobile, AL 36602

1800 5th Avenue North
321 Federal Building
Birmingham, AL 35203

1000 Glenn Hearn Boulevard, #20127
Huntsville, AL 35824

2005 University Boulevard
Suite 2100
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Federal Courthouse
15 Lee Street, Suite 208
Montgomery, AL 36104

 


 

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Issues This Representative Supports

Issue Supports/Does Not Support Issue
Administrative Priorities
Abortion Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?     Pro-Life
Affirmative Action
Agriculture
American Terrorist Groups
Art
Banking
Black Lives Matter
Budget In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?    Does Not Support
Business
Campaign Finance
Candidate
Child Tax Credit
Children
Civil Rights
Constitution
Consumer
CoronaVirus
Corporate Accountability
COVID-19
Crimes Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?    Does Not Support
Death Penalty
Defense
Democratic Party
Disability
Drug Policy Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?      Does Not Support
Economy Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?       Does Not Support Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?       Supports
Education Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?     Does Not Support
Election
Electoral College
Employment
Energy Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?        Supports

Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?     Unknown Position

Environment Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?     Does Not Support
Executive Branch
Family Value
Filibuster
Foreign Affairs
Foreign Aid
Free College
Gambling and Gaming
Gender Identity
Government Spending
Green New Deal
Gun Reform Do you generally support gun-control legislation?      Does Not Support
Health Care Insurance
Health Care Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?     Supports
High Speed Internet
Housing
Immigration Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?     Supports
Incumbent
Indigenous People
Infrastructure
International Policy
January 6, 2021 Riot
Judicial Branch
Justice System Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?      Does Not Support
K-12 Education
KKK
Labor Union
Legal
Legalizing Marijuana
Legislative Branch
LGBQ
Marriage Do you support same-sex marriage?     Does Not Support
Medical Debt
Medicare For All
Military Budget
Military
Military Spending
Minor Children
Miscellaneous
Monetary Policy
Money In Politics
National Resource
National Security Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?     Supports
Oil and Gas
Political Corruption Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?     Does Not Support
Puerto Rico
QAnon
Religion
Reproductive Health Care
Republican Party
Science
Senior Citizens
Social Security Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?     Supports
Stem Cell Research
Tax Increases For The Rich
Taxes Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?     Does Not Support
Tax On Extreme Wealth
Technology and Communications
The Proud Boys
Trade
Traitor
Transportation
Tribal Nations
Unemployment
Veteran Affairs
Veteran
Violated Their Oath
Voting
Wage
Wall Street Reform
War
Whistleblower
White Supremacist
Whistleblower
Wildlife
Women’s Rights

 

 


After Reading Richard Shelby’s Questions and Answers

 


Issue Positions

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Abortion

Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?  Pro-Life

  • “Throughout my tenure in Congress, I have and will continue to support efforts to preserve the lives of unborn children. I strongly believe that it is our moral and ethical duty to protect the dignity of human life, particularly when it comes to the lives of the most vulnerable members of our society.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee

Budget

Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? Does Not Support

  • “The federal government must constrain itself to spend only what it takes in and not continue to saddle future generations with debt. This does not mean, however, that we should increase taxes. Senator Shelby adamantly opposes tax increases, as our budget shortfall is not the result of insufficient tax revenues, but rather excessive government spending.”
  • “The Tax Simplification Act establishes a flat income tax of 17 percent on all income and places real spending limits on the federal government. My proposed flat tax would replace our current incomprehensible tax code with a flat tax rate of 17 percent on all income.”Crimes

Crimes

Crimes: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?  Does Not Support

  • Signed a letter stating “The excessive mandatory minimum sentences associated with drug offenses have led to an over representation of people convicted of drug offenses in the federal criminal justice system. Restoring federal judicial discretion in drug cases by eliminating mandatory minimum sentences would allow people to receive punishments more proportional […]” (www.aclu.org)

Drug Policy

Drug Policy:   Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?     Does Not Support

  • Signed a letter stating “The excessive mandatory minimum sentences associated with drug offenses have led to an over representation of people convicted of drug offenses in the federal criminal justice system. Restoring federal judicial discretion in drug cases by eliminating mandatory minimum sentences would allow people to receive punishments more proportional […]” (www.aclu.org)

Economy

Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?  Does Not Support

  • Rated 76% by Club for Growth
  • “In order to create a healthy economy and for the private sector to flourish, it is imperative that we cut wasteful government spending, simplify the tax code, and put an end to burdensome regulations.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)
  • “The federal government must constrain itself to spend only what it takes in and not continue to saddle future generations with debt. This does not mean, however, that we should increase taxes. Senator Shelby adamantly opposes tax increases, as our budget shortfall is not the result of insufficient tax revenues, but rather excessive government spending.”

Economy: Do you support lowering taxes as a means of promoting economic growth?  Supports

  • “Senator Shelby adamantly opposes tax increases, as our budget shortfall is not the result of insufficient tax revenues, but rather excessive government spending.”
  • “Higher corporate taxes will only lead to less capital for companies to invest into their businesses and make it more difficult for them to hire more workers. I oppose the President’s call for a higher corporate tax rate and will continue to push to lower taxes to allow for more opportunity and investment in America.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)

Education

Education: Do you generally support requiring states to adopt federal education standards?  Does Not Support

  • “Federal intervention into our nation’s education system will only lead to bureaucratic red-tape and will reduce the autonomy of parents and teachers. Rather than top-down federal mandates, I support efforts to send federal money directly to the classroom so that state and local officials can address the needs of their communities without needlessly diverting funding through layers of government bureaucracy.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)
  • “I would be very wary of Common Core for the simple reason (that) sooner or later you’re going to have a federal mandate, probably enforced through the Department of Education all across the country.” (yellowhammernews.com)

Energy

Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline?  Supports

  • “Delivering on our promise, the Senate passed legislation today to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. […] It’s time for President Obama to stop obstructing this job-creating project.”
  • Cosponsored and voted in favor of S.1 “A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

Energy: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)?  Unknown Position

  • “I believe that we should explore all economically viable potential energy sources and expand our use of domestic oil, natural gas, solar, wind, and geothermal power, among others. All of these policies must be a part of a comprehensive, market-based plan to move the United States toward energy independence.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)
  • “We must also encourage diversification away from oil, with technology development that can compete in the market in its own right. The development of oil shale and coal-to-liquids technology are promising sources of domestic energy, as is hydrogen fuel and renewable energy resources such as solar, hydropower and biomass.”

Environment

Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?  Does Not Support

  • “This past summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced sweeping new regulations in the Clean Air Act in a purported effort to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from existing power plants. These unilateral federal regulations from the EPA will lead to closures of coal units at three power plants in Alabama. […] These regulations are the face of executive overreach, and it is absolutely unacceptable that families and communities will suffer as a result of the EPA’s actions.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)
  • “I am adamantly opposed to the cap and trade legislation before Congress.”

Gun Reform

Gun Reform: Do you generally support gun-control legislation?  Does Not Support

  • Rated 0% by Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • “I believe that gun control legislation violates both the letter and the spirit of the United States Constitution.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)
  • “To address concerns of gun crimes and criminal possession of firearms, Senator Shelby does not believe that the answer is to create laws that deny law abiding citizens the ability to defend themselves.”

Health Care

Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?     Supports

  • “Opposition to ObamaCare is not responsible for its failures, and commitment to it will not negate its deep flaws. Mr. President, the only way to achieve the goals we all share is to begin by repealing this failed law so we can replace it with a plan that works.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)
  • “Obamacare is the largest social and spending legislation in recent American history. Instead of a massive government takeover of health care, I support repealing and replacing Obamacare with real reforms that cut costs and increase coverage – not expand the government’s role in the lives of the American people. I have voted multiple times to repeal this deeply flawed law and I will continue to fight against it in the 114th Congress.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)

Immigration

Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?  Supports

  • “Please know that as the Senate considers immigration legislation, I will continue to oppose any proposal that endorses, supports, or includes amnesty for illegal immigrants.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)
  • “The omnibus fails to properly address President Obama’€™s action to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants through executive fiat. I remain firmly opposed to providing amnesty to those who have broken our laws and I stand ready to fight against the Presidents executive overreach […]” (www.shelby.senate.gov)

Justice System

Justice System:   Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?     Does Not Support

  • Signed a letter stating “The excessive mandatory minimum sentences associated with drug offenses have led to an over representation of people convicted of drug offenses in the federal criminal justice system. Restoring federal judicial discretion in drug cases by eliminating mandatory minimum sentences would allow people to receive punishments more proportional […]” (www.aclu.org)

Marriage

Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage?  Does Not Support

  • “I believe that marriage was created as a sacred union between one man and one woman, and we must do all within our power to protect this union. To that end, I support an amendment to the Constitution that would strictly define marriage as a union between a man and a woman throughout the country.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)
  • Rated 0% by Human Rights Campaign
  • “I’ve always believed and still believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. I voted on that in the U.S. Senate.” (www.al.com)

National Security

National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?  Supports

  • “I continue to believe that it is in our national interest to promote order and stability in the world and to starve the vicious forces of extremism and terror. We cannot allow the tragic events of September 11, 2001, to be forgotten. […] I believe that we must continue to fight terrorism and root out its practitioners throughout the world in order to advance our own national security.” (www.shelby.senate.gov)
  • “While I appreciate President Obama’s efforts to utilize airstrikes and provide assistance to Kurdish and Iraqi ground forces, his strategy has failed to destroy ISIS’s capacity to wreak havoc in the region, as evidenced by Russia’s intervention to fill the void. I firmly believe that the United States must be a leader in the fight to stop ISIS’s barbaric acts of violence and ensure that they do not continue with their destructive territorial ambitions.”

Political Corruption

Political Corruption:   Crime: Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders?     Does Not Support

  • Signed a letter stating “The excessive mandatory minimum sentences associated with drug offenses have led to an over representation of people convicted of drug offenses in the federal criminal justice system. Restoring federal judicial discretion in drug cases by eliminating mandatory minimum sentences would allow people to receive punishments more proportional […]” (www.aclu.org)

Social Security

Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?  Supports

  • Rated 11% by Alliance for Retired Americans
  • “While I support the underlying principle of personal retirement accounts, I am skeptical of any plan that places a significant burden on future generations and could endanger the economic well-being of our country. ” (www.shelby.senate.gov)

Taxes

Taxes    Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?     Does Not Support

  • “The federal government must constrain itself to spend only what it takes in and not continue to saddle future generations with debt. This does not mean, however, that we should increase taxes. Senator Shelby adamantly opposes tax increases, as our budget shortfall is not the result of insufficient tax revenues, but rather excessive government spending.” (votesmart.org)
  • “The Tax Simplification Act establishes a flat income tax of 17 percent on all income and places real spending limits on the federal government. My proposed flat tax would replace our current incomprehensible tax code with a flat tax rate of 17 percent on all income.” (votesmart.org)

Issues This Representative Supports

Issue Positions