Richard Shelby - Controversies

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In February of 2010, Senator Shelby put a blanket hold on all executive appointments in an effort to get President Obama to address two government projects that were to take place in his state - a refueling tanker, and a defense laboratory.  He released the hold after a few days due to negative press. Boeing Refueling TankerIn 2008, Airbus and Northrop Grumann won a bid to develop a refueling tanker over Boeing. Airbus / Northrop-Grumann won the bid after basing their design on t ...