Shelby delivers farewell speech on Senate floor today

Published 3:08 pm Thursday, December 15, 2022

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U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) yesterday issued his farewell statement to the U.S. Senate during time set aside for Senators to recognize his service.

A native of Tuscaloosa, Senator Shelby is the longest-serving Senator in history of the state of Alabama, first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986.  He previously served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and two terms in the Alabama State Senate.  Senator Shelby is the current vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, where he previously served as chairman.  He is also the former chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.

Senator Shelby’s farewell message, as delivered Wednesday afternoon on the Senate floor.

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