Jeff Sessions: Chance for public to get insight into Washington

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Sen. Jeff Sessions will hold a town hall meeting in Linden today during which he&8217;s expected to recap the latest news from Capitol Hill.

Sessions is touring parts of the state and holding similar town hall meetings as he prepares to run for re-election next year.

Sessions was a leading opponent of a bi-partisan immigration bill that had the support of President Bush. The senator has taken a hard-line approach to immigration. He supports tighter border controls and is against amnesty for illegal immigrants.

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We expect that he will hit the immigration notes during his stop.

More importantly, we&8217;re interested in hearing any questions that might be posed to him. Regardless of your political persuasion, Sessions is offering his constituency a rare opportunity and access.

For this, we praise his efforts.

And we hope that during his stop that he&8217;ll tackle other issues besides the high-profile, partisan debates. We want to hear his take on the U.S. Justice Department&8217;s continuing scandals, what he thinks we need to do going forward in Iraq, how our nation can force lower energy prices and what steps need to be taken to help rebuild a shrinking middle class economy due to outsourcing and automation.

We encourage all who can to go and ask the important questions and to provide feedback.

On the day before we mark our independence, nothing is more fitting than participating in our government as it is designed to work.