Statement On The Retirement Of Senator Shelby

Marcelle and I count Senator Shelby and Dr. Annette Shelby among our dearest friends, and Alabama will lose a strong champion in the United States Senate.   Over the years we traveled around the globe on a variety of key diplomatic missions, and we developed a friendship that we treasure.   

Although we have our political differences, we worked closely together on passing the annual Appropriations bills and negotiated the end of the longest government shutdown in United States history.  And I look forward to continuing our partnership on the Appropriations Committee over the next two years.   

A fifth-generation Alabamian, Senator Shelby is a true statesmen, and a man of his word.  Our country is in need of more leaders like him. 

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