Two opponents of a Senate-passed immigration bill, Huntsville Congressman Mo Brooks and U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, joined black conservatives at a rally in Washington, D.C., Monday to denounce the legislation. Congressman Brooks contends the bill would undermine jobs and wages for African-Americans. The immigration bill awaits consideration in the U.S. House. The anti-immigration rally was sponsored by the Black American Leadership Alliance.
Montgomery County Commissioner Dimitri Polizos wants to replace Jay Love as the State Representative for District 74. Polizos announced Monday that he will seek the GOP nomination. Polizos has served on the Montgomery County Commission since 2003. Jay Love announced last week that he will step down on August 1. Governor Robert Bentley will call a special election to fill the seat.
IRS Clothing Auction
The Internal Revenue Service is planning a big clothing auction July 25th in Opelika. The IRS says the auction will involve more than 100 containers of new specialty clothing designed to transfer moisture. The clothing was seized for nonpayment of federal taxes due from THY Enterprises. It includes men's and women's pants, boxers, T-shirts, shorts, medical socks, sock liners and more. The IRS says the clothing can be viewed July 24th from 2-4 p.m. at Uncle Bob's Self Storage on Pepperell Parkway in Opelika. The auction starts at 9 a.m. July 25th at the same location.
Pickup Truck Passengers
Republican Congressman Mike Rogers said its time for Alabama to prohibit passengers from riding in the back of pickup trucks. Rogers made the comments in a statement to Al.com Rogers was reacting to Sunday's tragic crash on U.S. 431 near Guntersville that left four people dead and five injured. State Troopers said the pickup was carrying more than 10 children and flipped on the highway Sunday afternoon. Rogers tells Al.com that he intends to sponsor national legislation that would require states to ban passengers from riding in cargo beds.