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Sen. Sessions holds town hall

Senator Jeff Sessions’ decisions don’t stay in Washington, D.C. They come back to Alabama.

To ensure his decisions are in line with many of the opinions of voters, Sessions strives to visit every county in the state each year.

He held a town hall meeting Wednesday to talk with residents about his stances and listen to their concerns.

“I feel like this is important for me to do to stay in touch with the people I represent,” Sessions said.

Residents expressed concerns with social security, veterans concerns and disability issues. Some of the concerns he shared with listeners were the national debt, his opposition of the health care bill, immigration issues and banking reform.

Sessions is also communicating with local officials to discuss issues such as highways, transportation and jobs.

“We already made appeals to him and sent information to him about our needs,” Mayor George Evans said. “He is aware of it and I am convinced that at the at the appropriate time he is going to do the best he can for Selma.”

Although some of the local governmental concerns are out of his jurisdiction, Sessions will help in any way he can.

“Most of that is through our state government, but sometimes we can help, too,” Sessions said.