The Brewton Standard
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) brought his annual traveling show to Escambia County Friday, holding a town meeting at Annie's Community Cup in Atmore.
“In January, I start my trek, my trip, around the State of
“Everyday I get up like everybody else and put my shoes on and think ‘what can I do today' and the first thing that goes through my mind in Washington is how can I do no harm?,” Shelby continued. “How can I do no harm to the economy and how can I do no harm to the people by overtaxing them, over regulating them and so on? I believe if a lot of my colleagues would come home more we would have a better Senate and a better House. We would be more responsible because we would be more accountable.”
Sen. Shelby is in his 20th year of service after being elected to his fourth term in November of 2004. He is part of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Special Committee on Aging and is also the chair of the Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee.
“I've got five years left in this term, but I want to make the best of it and I want to do what I think is best for the people of Alabama and the United States of America,” Shelby said.
Among the issues discussed, the new Medicare Part D Drug Plan, casinos, education, plans for future disasters such as hurricanes and oil production were the most emphasized.
Other issues discussed included the war in