U.S. Senator Richard Shelby to visit Covington County

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the office of Senator Richard Shelby

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, January 20, 2014, at 2:00 PM, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) will visit Covington County to meet with employees at Shaw Industries in Andalusia.  The visit marks the ninth stop in Shelby's statewide jobs and industry tour, during which he will visit a business in each of Alabama's 67 counties.  Shelby issued the following statement on the visit:

"Job creation must be our top priority as a nation, and it will be the focus of my statewide travel.  It is critical that I hear firsthand from job creators and workers how federal policies are affecting economic growth, and what we can do to create more jobs in Alabama.  These conversations with my constituents have always played a critical role in informing how I vote on issues before the Senate, and I look forward to traveling throughout the state again this year."

WHO: U.S. Senator Richard Shelby

WHAT: Alabama Jobs and Industry Tour

WHEN: Monday, January 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM

WHERE: Shaw Industries, 200 Waits Dr, Andalusia, AL 36421

Sen. Shelby will be available to the media at the entrance of the facility before and after the visit.  The visits typically last between 30 minutes and one hour.

Since 1987, the beginning of Shelby's first term in the U.S. Senate, he has held more than 1,800 county visits in Alabama.  This visit will mark the 1,818th of his career.  Click here to view a video on Shelby's county visits.