Sen. Richard Shelby


Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1987-2017 Senator,
1979-1986 Representative,
Alabama's 7th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Shelby is a centrist Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship. Shelby’s bills have had a total of 81 cosponsors in the 113th Congress.

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Committee Membership

Richard Shelby sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Apr 2014, Shelby missed 174 of 9,103 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is worse than the median of 1.8% 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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