Senator Jeff Sessions Mobile http://apr.org en Alabama Senator Opposed To Syria Resolution http://apr.org/post/alabama-senator-opposed-syria-resolution <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he's opposed to a resolution for the use of American military force in Syria.</p><p>The senator announced his position Tuesday after attending a Senate Republican Conference lunch with President Barack Obama.</p><p>Shelby says the president failed to articulate a compelling American interest in Syria's civil war. He also says the president failed to explain what he intends to achieve, or how he intends to achieve it.</p><p>Shelby said "I will vote against President Obama's plan because it appears that he does not really have one."</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:03:53 +0000 The Associated Press 37633 at http://apr.org Alabama Senator Opposed To Syria Resolution Alabama Senator Again Leads Immigration Opposition http://apr.org/post/alabama-senator-again-leads-immigration-opposition <p>Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is playing the same role in opposition to a sweeping immigration bill that he was in during the presidency of George W. Bush.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Republican leadership argues the bill is critical to any chance for a national comeback for the party out of power in Washington.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Republican lawmaker says the legislation headed for passage in the Senate would cost the nation jobs and depress wages. He says it's not paid for and it would not guarantee better border enforcement.<br> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:34:38 +0000 The Associated Press 33084 at http://apr.org Alabama Senator Again Leads Immigration Opposition Ga. Avoids Limit On Reservoir Use Sought By Ala. In Senate Bill http://apr.org/post/ga-avoids-limit-reservoir-use-sought-ala-senate-bill <P>A water plan passed by the U.S. Senate will not limit Georgia's water use from two federal reservoirs, a restriction sought by lawmakers in Alabama and Florida.</P> <P>The Senate voted 83-14 on Wednesday to approve legislation authorizing a number of water projects nationally.</P> <P>A long-running water dispute in the Southeast provoked a political clash over the bill.</P> <P>Alabama Sen. Wed, 15 May 2013 22:01:49 +0000 The Associated Press 30465 at http://apr.org Ga. Avoids Limit On Reservoir Use Sought By Ala. In Senate Bill Ala Immigrants Planning Rally, March in Birmingham http://apr.org/post/ala-immigrants-planning-rally-march-birmingham <P>Immigrants and their backers are planning a rally and march in Birmingham to show their support for changes in federal immigrations laws.</P> <P>Organizers say they are expecting hundreds of people for a demonstration planned for Wednesday evening in a downtown park.</P> <P>The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice says one goal of the protest is to show U.S. Sen. Wed, 01 May 2013 11:32:23 +0000 The Associated Press 29520 at http://apr.org Ala Immigrants Planning Rally, March in Birmingham Alabama Senator Will Seek Re-Election In 2014 http://apr.org/post/alabama-senator-will-seek-re-election-2014 <P>Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama says he plans to run for a fourth term next year.</P> <P>Sessions is beginning his 17th year of service in the Senate. The 66-year-old senator said Wednesday in Montgomery he's still enjoying serving in Washington and plans to run again in 2014.</P> <P>Sessions was the only Republican in Alabama's Senate or House delegation to vote for the fiscal cliff legislation at the start of the year. Sessions said that by the time the Senate voted at 1 a.m. on New Year's Day, taxes had gone up on everyone and the Senate had to act to bring them down. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:14:04 +0000 The Associated Press 23319 at http://apr.org Alabama Senator Will Seek Re-Election In 2014 US Senate: Birmingham is First Home of Vets Day http://apr.org/post/us-senate-birmingham-first-home-vets-day <div><p>Birmingham has long claimed to have the nation's oldest celebration of Veterans Day.</p><p>Now, the U.S. Senate agrees.</p><p>The Senate has passed a resolution stating that Birmingham is home to the nation's first and longest-running observance of Veterans Day.</p><p>The resolution comes nine years after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing Emporia, Kan., as the "founding city" of the holiday.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:25:24 +0000 The Associated Press 21017 at http://apr.org US Senate: Birmingham is First Home of Vets Day Ala Senators Press Justice for Action on Spill http://apr.org/post/ala-senators-press-justice-action-spill <P>Members of Alabama's congressional delegation say the Obama administration should continue pursuing BP over the Gulf oil spill.</P> <P>The company has agreed to pay $4.5 billion in criminal penalties, but many civil claims over the 2010 oil spill aren't resolved.</P> <DIV> <P>Sen. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:39:08 +0000 The Associated Press 20789 at http://apr.org Ala Senators Press Justice for Action on Spill