Richard C. Shelby

Richard Craig Shelby is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States senator from Alabama. First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986 as a Democrat who later defected to the Republican Party in 1994, he chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee from 2018 to 2021. He previously chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Senate Banking Committee, and the Senate Rules Committee. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Richard C. Shelby has 811 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1984 Forum as a Democratic Representative for Alabama's 7th district. The year with the most videos was 2009 with 47 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2020 with an average of 11,490 views per program. Most appearances with Bob Graham (15), Chris Dodd (13), Spencer Bachus III (11). Most common tags: Banking & Financial Markets, Regulation, Federal Budget.

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U.S. Senator, R-AL January 3, 1994 - January 3, 2023 Videos: 702 U.S. Senator, D-AL January 6, 1987 - January 3, 1994 Videos: 104 U.S. Representative, D-AL 7th January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1987 Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate voted 68-29 to approve the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2023.…

  • Senate Session, Part 1

    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate confirmed Russell Rumbaugh’s nomination to be assistant Navy secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller.…

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Semiannual Report

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Rohit Chopra appeared before the Senate Banking Committee to speak about the…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate rejected a resolution to repeal rules set by the Department of Education for charter schools, and members also…

  • Senate Session, Part 2

    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate confirmed two judicial nominations: Frances Kay Behm, U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Michigan;…

  • Senate Rules Committee Debates Electoral Count Act

    Senate Rules Committee Debates Electoral Count Act

    The Senate Rules Committee met to debated the Bipartisan Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Act. Senate Minority Leader Mitch…

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Past Elections

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