April 6, 1994 |
Sen. Richard C. Shelby (D-Ala.) underwent successful surgery Tuesday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to have his prostate removed because of cancer. Shelby, 59, learned of the cancer during a routine physical examination last week, his office said.
April 12, 1993 |
BAD BOY, GOOD BOY: A White House morality play (aimed at congressional mavericks) spins on. After punishing Sen. Richard C. Shelby (D-Ala.) for strafing President Clinton's economic plan, the White House is rewarding the state's other Democratic senator, Howell Heflin, for backing it. Shelby saw 90 space station jobs rocket from Huntsville, Ala., to Houston after he blasted the plan's spending and taxes.
April 6, 1993 |
When the Senate was voting last week on whether to halt the filibuster that has been delaying passage of President Clinton's economic stimulus package, Alabama Democrat Richard C. Shelby did more when his name was called than simply vote "no." Aware that everyone in the chamber was watching, the portly senator rose to his full 6-foot-4 height and gestured a sweeping thumbs down. It was the latest skirmish in an ongoing war between the White House and its least favorite Democrat.
October 16, 1991 |
Here are excerpts from the Senate debate Tuesday preceding the vote to confirm Clarence Thomas' nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.): The issue before us is the fate of the Supreme Court and the Constitution now and for decades to come. It is no secret that I oppose Judge Thomas' nomination.
February 25, 1989 |
Richard C. Shelby, a freshman senator from Alabama who joined 10 other Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday night in voting against Defense Secretary-designate John Tower, has never had any trouble crossing party lines to vote his own conservative conscience.
October 7, 1987 |
President Reagan met for 25 minutes with his battered Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork today and told him that he will continue to press the fight for his confirmation, the White House said. "I urge you to keep going," Reagan told his embattled nominee, despite growing opposition to Bork's nomination and speculation that he might withdraw. Through the day, Bork shuttled between meetings with Reagan and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill. He refused to answer questions.