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Time for recess: Congressional delegation back in the state

As all 535 members of Congress leave D.C. for an annual August recess, Alabama’s lawmakers shared with Yellowhammer News how they’ll be spending their time:

Rep. Robert Aderholt 

“The congressman kicked off his August district work period last week with visits to Cullman, Jasper and a town hall in Moulton. During the rest of August, he will be holding office hours to meet with constituents and continue to travel the district and hear from local officials,” a spokesperson said.

“He will be focused on talking to constituents about GOP priorities, accomplishments in the 118th Congress, and how he as a senior Appropriator is contributing to the largest restoration of fiscal responsibility that we’ve seen since the 1990s. And as always, he will be looking to hear what folks in the Fourth District have to say and what their priorities are.”

Sen. Katie Britt

While being back in Alabama with her family last weekend, Britt announced she received medical care for “swelling of a facial nerve” that will require recovery in the coming weeks. Today, a spokesperson for Britt said the senator “looks forward to being at the first vote post-recess. 

“Our team will be attending meetings in every corner of Alabama throughout August, and we especially look forward to our military academy nomination informational sessions held jointly with other members of the delegation.”

Rep. Jerry Carl 

“It’s so great to be home working in my district during August before the House goes back in session in early September,” he said. “I’ve already hit the ground meeting with constituents, small business owners, first responders, and all different folks throughout south Alabama. While I’m in the district, I’ll be hosting, attending, and giving updates from Washington at numerous public events. One particular event I’m most excited about is a Military Service Academy nomination information night at Battleship Park at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17. To keep up with all my events, folks can follow me on social media @RepJerryCarl to keep track of where I am going to be.

“There’s been a lot going on in Washington, and I’m looking forward to sharing updates with constituents about all the work House Republicans have been doing to hold the Biden administration accountable and pass bills to lower energy costs, cut massive amounts of federal spending, claw back unspent COVID dollars, counter China’s aggression, support our national security and our servicemembers, fully fund Social Security and Medicare, and take care of our veterans. We’ve got a lot more work to do, and we’re just getting started putting America back on the right track after years of failed leadership by Democrats in Washington.”

Rep. Barry Moore 

“Visiting with constituents across the Second District is my favorite part of the job,” Moore said. “I will be holding several events where people are welcome to come and break bread with me and talk about the issues that are most important to them. I’ll also spend time working on the very important issues in front of the two committees on which I serve – Agriculture and Judiciary. Passing a Farm Bill that prioritizes my constituents and the agriculture producers in my district is a major focus, as is holding accountable the Biden administration through Congress’s constitutional oversight role.” 

“Coffee with Congressman Moore” in Eufaula will be his first event this week at Superior Pecans and Gifts.

Rep. Mike Rogers 

“Rep. Rogers will be meeting with local leaders and members of the Alabama business community to discuss upcoming legislative priorities for Alabama. He will also be closely monitoring the ongoing investigation into Joe Biden’s politically motivated meddling in the Space Command basing decision,” a spokesperson said. 

Rep. Gary Palmer 

“The district work period in August is always a great time to meet face-to-face with the people of Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District,” said Palmer. “Every year, I look forward to touring the district with my D.C. and Birmingham staff. While everyone is here, we visit with local businesses and host events so everyone on staff has the opportunity to meet the people we work for and update them on our work in D.C.”

A spokesperson also said Palmer and his staff will be hosting two meet-and-greet events next week: Aug. 7 at the Alabaster City Hall from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Aug. 9 at the Trussville Civic Center from 6-7 p.m.

“While in the district during August, Congressman Palmer looks forward to hearing about the issues that matter to the people in the Sixth District and discussing the work he is doing to bring down energy costs, secure our borders, make health care more affordable, enhance our national security, and protect against Chinese aggression as well as holding the Biden Administration accountable,” a spokesperson said. 

Rep. Terri Sewell 

A spokesperson for Rep. Sewell highlighted Wednesday’s 12th annual Job Fair in Montgomery as the congresswoman’s “flagship” event.

Rep. Dale Strong 

“It’s always great to be back home in North Alabama, and I’m ready to hit the ground running this August while the House is in recess,” Strong said.

“While I’m in the district, I will meet with several companies in North Alabama’s industrial base to ensure the Tennessee Valley is positioned to remain the nation’s premiere national security hub and economic engine. I will also meet with local leaders, businesses, and families to help address issues of importance to the community including economic development, education, crime and law enforcement, resources for volunteer fire departments, and infrastructure, to name a few.

“To keep up with what’s happening across the Fifth District, follow my social media accounts @repdalestrong, or go to my congressional website to sign up for my newsletter at www.strong.house.gov. I plan to visit every county in the district this recess, and I hope you’ll follow along!”

Sen. Tommy Tuberville

A spokesperson for Tuberville pointed to a recent statement about upcoming public hearings held with Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate regarding the annual farm bill. 

“When I came to Washington, I promised Alabama’s farmers that I would be their voice,” Tuberville said. “Agriculture is a vital part of our state’s economy, and it only makes sense that we have a seat at the table for important negotiations like the Farm Bill.”

Grayson Everett is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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