Mike Rogers: Moving around East Alabama

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Recently, I had the chance to make my way across East Alabama during the Congressional district work period.

I always enjoy taking a break from Washington to visit with folks and spend time back in our great state.

During this work period, I had the opportunity to tour several facilities in the Third District, including DaVita Dialysis in Opelika and General Electric in Auburn. These companies are both great examples of growing areas of the economy: health care and aviation.

I also was pleased to tour the new Weaver Community Center and visit with some seniors in their new senior center. This community center is important to maintaining community ties in the small, but vital towns in our area.

I held a meeting of my Third Congressional District Veterans Advisory Committee to hear what was on the minds of our veterans, and we got to learn about the Veterans Upward Bound Program that aids veterans in their pursuit of higher education.

Anniston Middle School allowed me speak to their students and present a flag to the school. While in Calhoun County, I also toured the impressive Oxford Career Technical Center at Oxford High School. It was great to see students get the chance to train in these technical fields.

Farmers from across East Alabama gathered to discuss what agriculture issues were on the forefront for our state, which is always helpful for me to hear firsthand.

At Auburn University, I toured the Auburn Canine Breeding Facility and enjoyed seeing the great things Auburn is doing with that program.

I had the distinct honor of attending the Anniston Army Depot’s 75th Anniversary celebration and presented a Congressional Record statement recognizing this exciting time for that important facility.

Besides these scheduled events, I attended my church, went to the grocery store, and held meetings in the Anniston District Office. Just being out and about gave me the chance to hear from many of you.

For those of you I didn’t get to see or talk to, please contact my office with any concerns or thoughts you may have, or take advantage of my Mobile Office Hours in your county each month. For more information, visit my website at mikerogers.house.gov.

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Mike Rogers is a member of U.S. Congress representing Alabama’s 3rd Congressional District.

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