While he may be away from Washington, Shelby has not stopped working on policy issues that impact his constituents.
At the end of last month, he joined Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson in calling on President Barack Obama “to reverse his dangerous restrictions on the Section 1033 program.” The program, which transferred surplus military equipment to law enforcement agencies, was valuable to local law enforcement during the terrorist attacks in Orlando and San Bernardino and according to Shelby could be the key to protecting Americans and police from future attacks.
He’s also publicly questioned the recent news that the Obama Administration secretly sent $400 million dollars to Iran in an unmarked cargo plane at the same time four American hostages were released earlier this year.
Shelby’s staff also has a busy schedule this recess. Three members of his team will be attending the 19th Annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium — the leading educational, professional development and networking event in the space and missile defense community — in Huntsville next week. There they will network and collect valuable information on programs and policies that impact the aerospace industry on behalf of the Senator.