With that rule of thumb, the upcoming District Work Period in May has my schedule filling up quickly with “Congress on Your Corner” events, plant tours, interviews and constituent meetings, including a meeting of my Third District Veterans Advisory Council.
Moving around East Alabama is such a great reminder to me of why I wanted to be a public servant.
The “Congress on Your Corner” events are local gatherings I hold that are open to the public in each county. In these meetings, we discuss what’s going on in Congress and what is on the minds of those who attend. They are a great resource for me to take the concerns I hear at the event straight back to Washington.
The plant tours offer a unique opportunity not only for me to see firsthand the great work done by the hardworking men and women in East Alabama, but also the hardships brought on by Federal regulations and Obamacare. The health care law has really hurt many of our local small businesses and I will continue to fight against this flawed piece of legislation.
The Third District Veterans Advisory Council is made up of Veterans from each of the 13 counties that make up the Third Congressional District. I try to meet with this group at least twice a year.
These Veterans keep me up to speed on what issues local Veterans are talking about so I can better represent those brave men and women who have served in uniform and their families. It is the least I can do for them. It has also been helpful to hear from them when it comes to their care and the situation at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS).
I hope as I make my way through the towns and small communities in early May that I will get to visit with each of you, but if we don’t have the chance, please contact my office if I can ever be of service to you or your families.
As always, I’d like to hear from you.
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