Yes, it’s Porkmaster Shelby!
UAB is in line to receive another $20 million installment from Congress for the next phase of its massive new research complex named for the Alabama senator who directs federal spending on science programs.
It’s still a few steps from becoming law, but U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby’s subcommittee approved the UAB money Tuesday along with dozens of other Alabama projects. They’re part of a 2007 spending plan for commerce, justice and science related agencies – a $51.2 billion endeavor.
Why are commerce, justice, and science lumped together anyway? Why not? It’s all the same to the “Shelby Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building”.