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Shelby, Sessions push Black Belt bill

WASHINGTON — Alabama’s U.S. Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions today introduced the “Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area Act” to establish the 19 counties in Alabama’s Black Belt region as a national heritage area. The Black Belt region includes the counties of Bibb, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Washington, and Wilcox.