U.S. Senator Richard Shelby makes stop in Dothan

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – Senator Richard Shelby made a stop in the Wiregrass Tuesday afternoon.

In his annual visit to Houston County Senator Shelby spoke to the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce.

Shelby addressed the group were discussed the current legislative agenda for congress as well as important issues facing the nation and the state.

"It gives me a chance to home and to report to the people and to listen to the people," says Shelby.

Shelby holds these meetings every year.  He says it's a way to stay committed to those that elected him to office.

"What are their concerns what are their hopes and what are their criticisms so to speak. I think it is very healthy for a political life is concerned because you can go to Washington and forget who you represent and where you are from," says Shelby.

One of the biggest concerns Shelby says he's constantly confronted with is the state of the economy.

"We are all interested in jobs and the economy and tomorrow and our families and how this effects us because it does," said Shelby.

Shelby say's concerns about the future of funding for Fort Rucker is another big issue when he visits the Wiregrass.

"What will affect this area is the continuous funding of Fort Rucker which undergirds this whole economy and also plays a significant role in our national security," added Shelby.

Senator Shelby has held over 1500 of these type meetings since being in office.

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