Politics in the park

Published 11:45 pm Monday, April 20, 2009

By By MaryClaire Foster
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) brought a small town feel to national politics Friday afternoon as he visited with residents in Atmore’s Heritage Park.
The stop was one of several he has made on his two-week break from the Senate, which he will return to next week.
The event, hosted by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, was an opportunity for people to get personal time with the senator.
Sessions said he enjoys the opportunity to get face time with the people he represents and he enjoys the wide spectrum of topics covered by his constituents.
He said one concern that was also brought up was the direction healthcare reform is heading and that two people expressed concern that legislation regarding it would be pushed through quickly and passed.
Sessions said another major concern was the general direction the economy is taking.
Sessions again said he thinks short-term benefits of large amount of capital being infused into the economy will be felt, but not without the detriment of the economy in the long run.
Sessions said to combat these actions he has been very vocal as a senator as well as a member of the budget committee and is seeing promising actions from both his colleagues and the general public.
Also making a stop in Atmore recently was U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.), who visited with community leaders at Annie’s Community Cup on April 7.
Bonner too was using his two-week break from Washington to visit his districts, making stops in each of the six counties he represents.
Congressman Bonner may be contacted toll free at 1-800-288-8721 or at his Web site, http://bonner.house.gov.
Senator Sessions may be contacted through his Web site at

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