Sierra Vista is the site for Barber's second Congress on Your Corner | Events
Sierra Vista will be the site of U.S. Representative Barber’s second Congress on Your Corner event.
“When I took office in June, I told the people of Southern Arizona that I would be accessible to all of them,” Barber said today. “What I do in Washington is a result of what I hear in Southern Arizona, so I encourage people to come by Saturday and let me know what’s on their minds.”
Congress on Your Corner allows residents of Arizona’s 8th Congressional District to meet Barber one-on-one and discuss with him any issue, concern or problem involving the federal government. About 300 people attended Barber’s first Congress on Your Corner, which was held in Tucson.
There will be members of Barber’s constituent services staff also on hand, to begin the process of helping people who have problems or concerns with a federal issue, like Social Security, Medicare or veterans-related matters.
Barber’s second Congress on Your Corner will end a busy week for the congressman as he travels throughout Southern Arizona during the congressional District Work Period.
Monday, Barber spent the day in Douglas, as part of his commitment to border security, meeting with Border Patrol officials, touring the border and hearing from ranchers who have ongoing concerns about illegal immigrants and smugglers crossing their land. Barber, a member of the Border Security Caucus in the House, also met with Douglas Mayor Danny Ortega Jr. and City Manager Carlos De La Torre.
Tuesday, Barber met with a group from The University of Arizona Medical Center who is sending a scrapbook to hospitals in Colorado who cared for victims of last month’s mass shooting in Aurora. UAMC received similar scrapbooks from other hospitals after the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson.
Barber also met with commanders from the 162nd Fighter Wing of the Arizona National Guard, on Tuesday. He later reaffirmed his commitment to preserving Social Security in an address to members of the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans who were marking Social Security’s 77th birthday and also visited with employees of Cox Communications.The agenda for today had Barber talking with radio host Bill Buckmaster and presenting an Arizona District Export Council award to Minetec, a Tucson mining-related company with worldwide operations.
For Thursday, is a speaking engagement for members of the Green Valley Rotary Club and a discussion of several land-use projects with Ray Suazo, Arizona state director for the Bureau of Land Management.
On Friday, he will meet with top officials from Pima County’s Joint Technical Education District to hear about solar projects the district proposes.
After the Congress On Your Corner session, Barber will be meeting with Huachuca City Mayor Byron Robertson and Town Clerk Louie Valdez. This is the eighth meeting Barber has held with a Southern Arizona mayor since taking office. Barber previously has met with the mayors of Tucson, Sierra Vista, Oro Valley, Marana, Sahuarita, Douglas and Benson.
WHEN: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. August 18
WHERE: The Mall at Sierra Vista, (2200 El Mercado Loop, between the food court and Sears) Map
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