Sen. Richard Shelby [R]

Senator from Alabama

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1987-2016 Senator Alabama
1979-1986 Representative Alabama's 7th District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Shelby has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Shelby is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Richard Shelby sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Shelby sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (47%) Taxation (24%) Economics and Public Finance (18%) Sports and Recreation (12%)

Recent Bills

Some of Shelby’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Oct 2015, Shelby missed 182 of 9,636 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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