From staff reports
Congressman Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss) made a stop in the newest part of his congressional district last week and visited with local industry.
Congressman Nunnelee was talking up his efforts to control spending and reduce taxes with just two weeks to go before the Nov. 6 general election.
Nunnelee, his wife Tori and two staff members visited Rives and Reynolds in Winston County and discussed the role of government and how government rules can be challenging for businesses.
Terry Reynolds discussed the challenges of running his company in today’s economic environment. “”If there was one magic bullet to help industries and businesses, it would be to lower fuel costs,”said Reynolds.
Reynolds also outlined many businesses concerns over the cumbersome government regulations. “Our biggest adversary at times is government regulations,” said Reynolds.
Congressman Nunnelee noted that he understood how the uncertainty of government actions did stop some capital investments and often kept businesses from hiring.
“Economic growth continues to limp along and a big part of the problem is businesses are hunkering down fearing a tax hike and costs of ObamaCare,” said Nunelee.
Reynolds provide Congressman Nunnelee, his wife and his staff with a tour of the sawmill.
Rives and Reynolds manufactures wooden flooring, dimensional and hardwood lumber tile spacers, access flooring, and a list of other industrial and home use wood products.
Congressman Nunnelee represents Mississippi’s First Congressional District. The first-term Representative faces Democratic challenger, Brad Morris, in the November General Election.
Nunnelee is heavily favored to win that race and has raised more than $1.6 million for his campaign compared to $73,000 for Morris during the same period.
Nunnelee currently serves on the House Appropriations Committee and the Agriculture, Energy and Water and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittees.
Winston County joined into the First District with the Judicial redistricting plan approved this year.