Yesterday, Governor Bentley announced that he will not accept Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama.
Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding Governor Bentley’s decision:
“Governor Bentley is making national news in his decision not to accept any relocation of Syrian refugees to Alabama after the tragedy in Paris. President Obama is intent on bringing 100,000 refugees into our nation with no process to check their security backgrounds.”
“Americans are the most loving people on earth, however, we cannot put our safety aside in these trying times. We need to pray for the Syrians fleeing their nation and for the innocent, but at the same time our first obligation is to our nation’s safety.”
“I commend Governor Bentley for making this bold move and putting the protection of Alabama families and citizens first during these trying times in our world.”
We have uploaded a selection of photos from the 2015 MGOP Freedom Gala. This was a great event for Madison County Republicans!
The Madison County Republican Executive Committee and Republican Clubs of Madison County sponsor “Celebrating America!” Bar-B-Q & Social on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Jaycees Building (off Airport Road). Bar-B-Q chicken, hot dogs and all the fixins’.
Admission: No Charge.
For more information, call 256-509-1667.
From Madison County Commissioner, Dale Strong:
I am writing to share some great economic news for our community. Today, I joined with Governor Bentley, Mayor Battle and leaders from Morgan and Limestone Counties to announce a major new industry for Madison County. We announced that the Remington Corporation will soon join our community with a major expansion for their company that will bring 2,000 new jobs to Madison County.
I could not be more proud to have Remington in our community. They are one of our nation’s oldest continually operating manufacturing companies and their name is recognized around the world for the quality of their products and the workmanship of their people. The competition to bring them to Madison County was fierce. In the end they chose to be here because we are viewed around the world as an excellent place to do business. We have a positive business climate, a highly trained and productive workforce and we have shown we are willing to invest in the education and training programs companies like Remington need to prosper today and fifty years into the future.
Remington will soon occupy the old Chrysler Electronics facility on Wall Triana Boulevard across from the Huntsville/Madison County International Airport. This will return a shuttered facility back into operation and allow the company to quickly begin production and ramping up their employment. This facility will produce many different types of firearms that bear the Remington name as well as engage in research and development leading to new products and the innovations that Remington is known for.
This announcement addresses two of our long term strategic goals: It helps to diversify our economy into a new business area that is not reliant on federal budgets and it adds critical new manufacturing jobs to our local job market. That is important as we continue to create new jobs and opportunities for all parts of our population. Adding these manufacturing jobs will also help as we continue to pursue other manufacturers in the aviation and automotive arenas.
Madison County is already known for producing quality engines, pharmaceuticals, space and defense hardware and telecommunications equipment. Now we can add the Remington name to our list of corporate citizens and look forward to making some of the highest quality firearms for sportsmen, law enforcement and our military available anywhere in the world.
Our Commission and our community have made historic investments over the last year in our roads and our schools. This fact was not lost on Remington and will lead to even more positive job news in the days and months to come.
Thank you for allowing me to share this good news with you and know that if we continue working together Madison County’s best days are still ahead.
Dale W. Strong
Chairman, Madison County Commission
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We face a difficult path forward to the 2014 mid-term elections. We, the Republican Party, with the help of the Tea Party, were successful in capturing the House of Representatives in 2010, but have been unable to make much progress in repealing The Affordable Health Care Act or as it more commonly known, “Obamacare”. This law was passed using the Slaughter Rule. Under this procedure, the House voted on a rule setting up debate. The House then skipped a vote on the Senate passed version of Obamacare and moved directly to a vote on reconciliation amendments to that Senate passed bill. Once the reconciliation passed, the House deemed the Senate bill to have passed the House without a direct vote. It was then sent to the President for signature without a direct up-or-down vote on the bill by the House. The Affordable Health Care Act is a law that the majority of the American people oppose and as they learn more about it, many of the assurances provided by the president have proven to be false. For example: health care costs are rising; health care options are being lost; services are being curtailed; and, in addition, fill-time employment is decreasing so that companies can avoid having to pay health care costs.
Do not be silent! Contact our Congressional Representatives and Senators and encourage them to pass a budget bill that does not fund the Affordable Health Care Act. Write or call the Speaker of the House and let him know that these are the times that try the American Citizens’ souls and that there is no reason for the American people to be burdened with an ill-conceived and unwanted law. The Republican Party Leadership (the Senate Minority Leader and the Speaker of the House), our Senators and our Congressional Representatives must have the political courage to defund and repeal a bad law.
It is time to end the continuing resolution train and pass a budget that funds the government without funding the Affordable Care Act. We must demand that our Republican leaders stand up and fight and not enter into this budget battle with a surrender document. I understand their concern about closing the government and the potential back-lash, but I believe that a shut-down of the government is better in the near-term, than having to live with the long-term bad effects of the Affordable Health Care Act. Encourage them to pass a budget that funds the Government, but does not appropriate funds for Obamacare. Do it today! Write! Call! Send an email! Send a Tweet! Send a Fax!
John A. Como
Madison County Republican Executive Committee