Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions paid a visit to Sumter County Tuesday afternoon.
He met with constituents in downtown Livingston.
Topics covered included the health care law that Sessions opposed. The Republican noted that the provision in the bill won't kick in for about four years.
"So I think there's an opportunity for the American people to continue to push back, to replace this bill with something that's more 'commonsensical' and doesn't result in as much government domination of health care," said Sessions. "We're not capable of doing that. I understand that the 2,000 page bill has 1,700 different places where it says this will be executed pursuant to regulations by government bureaucrats. And so, we, Congress, isn't able to micromanage a health care system."
Other discussions included education, the economy and the budget. Sessions says, in dealing with lower revenues, lawmakers should resist raising taxes.
"It subtracts wealth, no matter what source you take it from," he said. "You're taking it from the private sector to give to the government sector. And that can reduce growth out there. So we've got to guard against the easy, short-term fix that some would say, 'just raise taxes'."
While Congress is in recess, Sessions is visiting different parts of the state. He spent time in Greene County earlier and will visit Linden Wednesday.