U.S. Representative speaks on NDAA and possible trade agreement

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — In his campaign for Senate, U.S Representative Bradley Byrne is learning what voters want their focus to be on including the cost of healthcare, prescription drugs, road, and infrastructure.

“Rural parts of this state where you don’t have the same infrastructure that you do in other places, they need that infrastructure, they need broadband,” Bradley Byrne said. “We need to make sure we’re preserving our rural hospitals, and then finally national security, it’s just very important that we continue to do the job that president trump began three years ago, which continue to rebuild our military.”

Byrne tells me that the new vertical lift will be a big thing for security.

“The National Defense Authorization Act actually has provisions in there that will keep that moving, which will be very important for Fort Rucker, but let me say this, it’s very important to the county,” Byrne said. “This is part of the bigger picture of how we defend America going forward. I see Fort Rucker playing a big role in a program that’s very important to our defense of the county.”

Possibly coming within the next week, the U.S and China could be signing a new trade deal, and Byrne said that it’s important to Alabama because of two things.

“Number one there’s a lot of agricultural provisions in there, agriculture is very important to our state,” Byrne said. “Number two, there’s a line in there about automotive, automotive is very important to our state. I talked to Robert Lighthizer, who’s the trade representative for the president, right before we voted on it and we went over what it’s going to do for Alabama.”

Byrne said this agreement is a clear win for the state, and for the county.

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