FT. RUCKER, Ala. (WDHN) — Thursday, Senator Tommy Tuberville traveled to the Wiregrass to talk with local municipalities and tour Ft. Rucker. During the trip, Tuberville focused on helping farmers that are struggling.
“A lot of them are struggling,” Senator Tommy Tuberville said. “They can’t control the price or the weather, and the last few years they’ve struggled. As we speak, now the prices are going up a little bit, but because of the tariffs, they’ve had a tough time.”
Tuberville also spoke about the next COVID-19 relief package. He said it’s in the house and the president wants it done sometime in March. In addition, Tuberville said he wants to make sure the people of Alabama get the help they need.
“In terms of workmen’s insurance, and of course getting our schools all the way open safely,” Tuberville said. “Helping hospitals, the vaccine is very important. We’ve just had a small percentage of people in this country that’s taken the vaccine. We need to take a major step in the next few months if we’re gonna head this thing out.”
According to Tuberville, there’s still a trillion dollars from the last package. He wants to make sure that the money goes to the right places.
“Small businesses, manufacturing that have had a tough time staying open and of course the schools here in Alabama we’ve done a pretty good job, but still we can make them safer and safer for the teachers and for the students,” Tuberville said.