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Shelby visit gives locals chance to share opinions
Area residents will have an opportunity to be heard in Washington when U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) holds a town meeting at 4 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at the Brewton Municipal Complex, located at 1010 A. Douglas Ave.
Shelby, who was sworn in to his fourth term in the U.S. Senate, this week, chairs the Senate Banking Committee, and serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairs the Transportation Subcommittee. He also is a former member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Sen. Shelby will discuss his legislative agenda for the 109th Congress as well as important issues facing the nation and the state of Alabama. He said this week he expects the 109th session of Congress to consider overhauling the tax code, moving toward energy independence, and consider reforming Social Security. Sen. Shelby is the Senate sponsor of legislation replacing the current tax code with a flat-rate tax.
This is a great chance for area residents to learn more about what is happening in Congress now and to send their views back to the Capitol with the senator.