August Recess: What your Member of Congress has been up to


It’s August, and that means the Alabama Delegation has been back home in the Yellowhammer state for August Recess, and will pick up business in Washington, D.C. after Labor Day.

But don’t let the name fool you, the “recess” is designed to give members of Congress an opportunity to reconnect with the constituents they represent.
Here’s a quick peek at what the Alabama Delegation has been up to during August Recess:
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions:

Sen. Sessions stopped by to meet with workers at the Honda plant in Lincoln.

Senator Sessions_auto plant

Sen. Sessions visited the Army Reserve Building in Gordo.Senato Sessions_army reserve Gordo



U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby:

Joined Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox and HUD Secretary Julián Castro on a tour of recovery sites in Tuscaloosa impacted by the 2011 tornado.

Richard Shelby_ 2011 tornado

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01):

Ag Matters tour with a stop in Brewton to visit with some local foresters.
Bradley Byrne_Ag tour
Organized the Women’s Forum in downtown Mobile. 100 women attended.

Bradley Byrne_Womens Forum

Held an Education and the Workforce Committee field hearing to discuss the National Labor Relations Board’s interpretation of a “joint employer.”

Bradley Byrne_Ed Workforce hearing
Visited the National Naval Aviation Museum at Naval Air Station Pensacola to learn more about our nation’s airmen and the important work they do.


U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02):

Visited with the honors junior and senior classes at Ariton High School.

Martha Roby_classroom
Visited the Pike County Economic Development Corporation.

Roby_Pike Commission

Visited Barbour County.Roby_Barbour County

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03):

“Congress on Your Corner” event in Ashland.

Rogers_Congress corner

“Congress on Your Corner” event in Wedowee. 

“Congress on Your Corner” event at the Russell County Courthouse in Phenix City.

Rogers_Phenix City

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-04):

Visited Corinth West Methodist Church in Cullman County for their annual singing.Aderholt_church

Got the chance to drive the car around the track at the Talladega Superspeedway.


U.S. Mo Brooks (AL-05):

Visited with the Jackson County chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) in Scottsboro.


Town Hall meeting in Decatur.

Brooks_Decatur townhall

Met with the Athens Limestone Association of Realtors.


U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06):

Visited the State Farm Insurance Birmingham Operations Center.

Gary Palmer_insurance

Visited the Home Depot store in Pelham.

Palmer_Home Depot

Joined the people of the Pelham Police Department and the Pelham Fire Department for lunch.


Spoke at the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce.


U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07):

Met with Rep. Aderholt, Bryan Kindred the CEO of DCH and Keith Parrott.


Welcomed the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for a tour of the 7th Congressional District.

Sewell_Ag Secretary

Toured the Selma site of the Innovative Readiness Training Healthcare Clinic.


Spoke to Educators at Choctaw County School system.




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