Senator Richard Shelby Tuscaloosa http://apr.org en GOP Senator From Ala. Signals Support For Hagel Nomination http://apr.org/post/gop-senator-ala-signals-support-hagel-nomination <P>Republican Sen. Richard Shelby says he will vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, a major boost for President Barack Obama's nominee.</P> <P>The Alabama lawmaker tells the Decatur Daily he has concerns about his fellow Republican but plans to support him. Shelby spokesman Jonathan Graffeo said Thursday that, barring unforeseen surprises, the senator will vote for confirmation.</P> <P>Hagel is a former two-term senator from Nebraska who has faced strong GOP opposition. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:26:39 +0000 The Associated Press 25400 at http://apr.org GOP Senator From Ala. Signals Support For Hagel Nomination 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