Bipartisan rescue plan dies in Senate

Bipartisan rescue plan dies in Senate

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A bipartisan plan to rescue U.S. automakers fell apart in the U.S. Senate Thursday night amid disagreement over requiring pay cuts for union autoworkers.
Frank, Shelby spar over auto bailout issue

Frank, Shelby spar over auto bailout issue

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A bailout of U.S. automakers would be a life support measure and would not force them to change their business model or management, a Senate Republican said.
Dodd: Big Three 'devoid of vision'

Dodd: Big Three 'devoid of vision'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd Tuesday accused auto industry executives of being "devoid of vision" and ridiculed them for their attitude toward fuel efficiency.
Sen. Shelby: Bailout as presented flawed

Sen. Shelby: Bailout as presented flawed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The $700 billion Wall Street bailout proposed by U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is structurally flawed, Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said Friday.

Gates reopens tanker contract bidding

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Wednesday an accelerated bidding process would be used for the aerial refueling aircraft contract.
Senate considers housing package

Senate considers housing package

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- Congress' answer to the mortgage crisis passed a key U.S. Senate test vote Tuesday, as senators voted to proceed with debate on the Foreclosure Prevention Act.

CAGW lists annual Congress pork tallies

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Three Republican U.S. senators were designated the top "porkers" in Congress by the watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste.

Housing rescue plan proposed

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers said they agreed to reach across the aisle to push a measure meant to stimulate the sale of new homes and help deter loan foreclosures.

Higher ed gets $2.3 billion in earmarks

NEW YORK, March 24 (UPI) -- The Chronicle of Higher Education says Congress set aside a record $2.3 billion last year for pet projects and research at U.S. colleges and universities.

Scrutiny of foreign investment applauded

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers said Thursday that scrutiny of deals involving foreign ownership of companies that could compromise national security is working effectively.

GOP senators' plane shot at over Baghdad

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A U.S. military plane carrying four members of the U.S. Congress took evasive action Thursday after it came under ground fire as it took off from Baghdad.

House approves increase in banking insurance

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. House has approved bipartisan legislation overhauling the federal deposit insurance system.

House bill would increase bank insurance

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- A House panel Wednesday approved an increase in the federal deposit insurance limit to $130,000 per bank account.

Baker proposes new housing regulator

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Rep. Richard Baker, R-La., unveiled legislation Tuesday creating an independent regulator to oversee housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Senate moves ahead with leak inquiry

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate inquiry into whether Richard Shelby, R-Ala., inadvertently revealed secret information three years ago is moving ahead, Roll Call said.
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Richard Shelby
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)

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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