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Congresswoman Terri Sewell will host a “Congress in your Community” town hall in Thomaston at the Thomaston Town Hall on Tuesday, April 7.
The visit is part of Sewell’s tour through the 14 counties that make up the 7th Congressional District. Her Thomaston meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, will host three “Congress in Your Community” town hall meetings next week in West Alabama.
Events are planned in Birmingham and Montgomery next week as part of "Stand Up for Transportation Day," a national call to raise awareness of transportation and transit funding shortages.
(Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama blasted Republican budget plans as a give-away to the wealthy and highlighted new regulations on payday loans as one of the ways his administration is trying to protect middle-income Americans.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -President Barack Obama discussed the nation's economy, budget and the dangers of payday loans during an address he delivered at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham on Thursday afternoon.
Speaking to a packed crowd of about 1,800 at Lawson State Community College, President Barack Obama today laid out his plan for more oversight of the payday lending industry and criticized Republican Congressional efforts to weaken or defund his consumer protection agency
The Voting Rights Act was the dominant theme Wednesday as thousands descended upon the Capitol steps in Montgomery to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march.
President Barack Obama has left Birmingham, flying out on Air Force One, after speaking at Lawson State Community College.
Obama used the visit to Birmingham to promote policies that he said would protect working families, including new proposed regulations for payday lenders.
Despite walking down public highways and sleeping on public land for the past five days, the marchers going from Selma to Montgomery have mostly been secluded from the outside world.
Every day the same 300 people had filled the 56 miles between Selma and Montgomery with conversation about what brought them here and what they want to bring to the world.
President Obama is expected to cite new payday lending proposals during his trip to Alabama on Thursday, according to Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala.
Sewell told the Birmingham News that there is an "urgent need for stronger consumer protections and increased transparency" in the payday loan business.