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Sen. Richard Shelby

Sen. Richard Shelby

Republican, Alabama
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Office Phone: 202-224-5653
Committees:
Appropriations
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Environment and Public Works
Rules and Administration
DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
24.6% of children are in poverty
28.3% of children under 6 are in poverty
10.1% of children are in extreme poverty
16.5% are food insecure
3.1% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Shelby on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Shelby on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • Shelby on Child Welfare

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Child Welfare. To learn more visit SenShelby or call this member’s office at http://twitter.com/SenShelby.

    Shelby on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • Shelby on Gun Violence Prevention

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Guns. To learn more visit SenShelby or call this member’s office at http://twitter.com/SenShelby.

    Shelby on Housing

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Housing. To learn more visit SenShelby or call this member’s office at http://twitter.com/SenShelby.

    Shelby on Nutrition

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Nutrition. To learn more visit SenShelby or call this member’s office at http://twitter.com/SenShelby.

    Shelby on Early Childhood Development

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Early Childhood. To learn more visit SenShelby or call this member’s office at http://twitter.com/SenShelby.

    Shelby on Education

  • voted for the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

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