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Shelby to visit Madison County

Published 5:19pm Wednesday, April 10, 2013

By Aldo Amato

Staff Reporter 

MADISON – Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) will be making a visit to North Alabama next week and will give updates on his plans in Congress.
Shelby will make a stop in Huntsville at the Von Braun Complex on April 15 at 7:30 a.m. as part of a Chamber breakfast. He will address the legislative agenda for the first session of the 113th Congress as well as important issues facing the nation and the state.
Jonathan Graffeo with Shelby’s camp said the senator will hit on a number of issues ranging from defense to homeland security.
“Among other major issues that I expect him to discuss are immigration and gun control,” Graffeo said. “He will open the floor to any and all questions and he’s there to listen and be accountable to his constituents.”
Topics that are sure to be at the top of the senator’s list will be the effects of defense budget cuts that have already and will eventually take a toll on the local economy.
Graffeo said that Shelby will “definitely hit on those issues.”
Shelby is 12th most senior member in the Senate as well as the fourth oldest serving member. He has served on the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and United States Senate Committee on Appropriations.
The Von Braun Complex is located at 700 Monroe Street SW in Huntsville. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Individuals who do not want to purchase a ticket for breakfast, additional seating for the public will be available.

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