Each August, Congress recesses for the August District Work Period to allow members of Congress the chance to get back and spend time in their home state.
I am looking forward to this upcoming work period so I can start making my way across the 3rd District.
Having the opportunity to visit with folks and hear what’s on their minds helps me better represent their interests in Washington.
Throughout the month, I will be holding “Congress on Your Corner” events, which are like town hall meetings.
I will hold these events in different areas of east Alabama to give folks a chance for a face-to-face update on what’s been going on in Congress. It also gives people the chance to ask questions and let me know about issues that are on their minds. Keep checking your local papers and radio stations to learn more. I hope to see you at one.
I will be making several stops to tour different industries in east Alabama. These companies are vital to creating good paying jobs. I will also be making a few visits to some of our senior centers from Heflin to Odenville. Some of the best conversations occur there. Additionally, I’m looking forward to speaking at a couple of different Rotary clubs.
Later on, I will get an update on first responder training while visiting the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston. As well as touring Maxwell Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery with U.S. Rep. Martha Roby.
In Auburn, I’ll attend a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) demonstration and get to see first-hand the training they are doing with their canine program.
With so much going on in Congress and across the globe, this month will provide a good opportunity to ensure I keep working to represent each of you.
I look forward to seeing you in August!
Mike Rogers represents Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District. He is in his third term.