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GOP vows to block consumer agency nominee

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans vowed to block any nominee tapped to lead the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless changes are made to the federal agency.
Shelby, Bentley win in Alabama

Shelby, Bentley win in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby was re-elected and GOP nominee Robert Bentley won the governorship in Alabama Tuesday.
Diamond in the rough

Diamond in the rough

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. tried very hard not to eat crow Monday, explaining that the Nobel Prize is not a gimme for Federal Reserve Board candidates.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Dodd: Wall Street drop hurt 'Main Street'

Dodd: Wall Street drop hurt 'Main Street'

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., says computerized automated trading that triggered a nearly 1,000-point drop on Wall Street shows the need for financial reform.
Shelby: GOP opposes financial reform bill

Shelby: GOP opposes financial reform bill

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., says Democrats have chosen to ignore small business opposition in their push to enact sweeping financial reform.
Consumer agency amendment defeated

Consumer agency amendment defeated

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats Thursday rejected a Republican effort to limit consumer protections from abuses by lenders as part of a financial reform package.
A debate point

A debate point

Let the debate begin, said Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, who has thrice seen Republicans turn down that offer.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Reid plans to go ahead with reform vote

Reid plans to go ahead with reform vote

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., plans to go ahead with a procedural vote on a financial reform bill Monday, his office said.
Dow flat, financial firms up Thursday

Dow flat, financial firms up Thursday

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- The Dow Jones industrial average fell flat but bank shares rose Thursday after President Barack Obama spoke in New York to pitch regulatory reforms.

Dodd, without GOP, to present bill

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., said Thursday he would press forward with a regulatory reform bill despite the lack of Republican support.
Dodd, Corker to work together on reform

Dodd, Corker to work together on reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., said Thursday he would negotiate with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., to draft a financial reform bill in the Senate.

Shelby releases holds on some nominees

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said he has released his holds on more than 70 pending presidential nominations.
Dodd: Bank reform talks stalled

Dodd: Bank reform talks stalled

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn. said Friday he has asked his staff to draw up a bank reform bill since attempts to compromise with a key Republican have stalled.

Shelby: U.S. faces 'financial destruction'

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- If U.S. President Barack Obama's budget is passed by Congress it would mean crushing federal debt, a leading Republican senator said Sunday.
Shelby blasts Geithner on AIG oversight

Shelby blasts Geithner on AIG oversight

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner should have blocked AIG from paying out huge bonuses using taxpayer money, a key Senate Republican said Tuesday.
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Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) speaks at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the recent turmoil in U.S. credit markets and the role of credit rating agencies on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 22, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Claude Nevin Shelby

Richard Craig Shelby (born May 6, 1934) is the senior U.S. Senator from Alabama. Originally elected to the Senate as a Democrat, Shelby switched to the Republican Party in 1994 when it gained the majority in Congress.

Shelby was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of Alice L. (née Skinner) and Ozie Houston Shelby. He attended the University of Alabama, receiving an undergraduate degree in 1957 and a Juris Doctor in 1963.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Richard Shelby."
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