Richard (Richard) Shelby (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.5744
FAX: 202.224.3416
District: 256.772.0460
Senator
Room 304 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-0103

Residence: Tuscaloosa, AL
Elected: 1986    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Annette Nevin   DOB: 5/6/1934
Committee Assignments
Vice ChairSenate Committee on Appropriations
Vice ChairSenate Subcommittee on Department of Defense
ChairmanZero Capital Gains Tax Caucus
ChairmanSenate Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children
ChairmanSenate Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soybean Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
MemberSenate Committee on Rules and Administration
FC MemberSenate Cancer Coalition
MemberJoint Committee on the Library
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
MemberSenate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
FC MemberSenate Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberSenate Reserve Components Caucus
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
Ex-OfficioSenate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberTennessee Valley Authority Congressional Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus

Bio

Senator Richard Shelby is the senior United States Senator from the State of Alabama. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 and is currently in his sixth term.

Senator Shelby is the former chairman and current vice chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. He formerly served as chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, of which he is the longest serving member in history. He remains a senior member on each of the committees. He also serves on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Senator Shelby believes that a smaller government is more effective and has long opposed government bailouts. He is a stalwart supporter of Second Amendment rights and has worked tirelessly to bring jobs and economic growth to Alabama. He has introduced a flat tax in every Congress since his election to the U.S. Senate, as well as a Balanced Budget amendment to the Constitution.

Prior to his election in the United States Senate, Senator Shelby served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and eight years in the Alabama legislature. He is a fifth generation Alabamian and a graduate of the University of Alabama's undergraduate and law programs.