Ala. Senator Jeff Sessions stopped in Phenix City to speak at the GOP reception on Tuesday.
Sessions says the main purpose of his visit is to discuss some of the issues impacting the state and local economies.
He says citizens need to start tightening their belts and get out of the spending cycle.
"We are spending too much and our debt is too high. I'll talk with the people about the size of our debt, how the course we are on is unsustainable. We've got to get off of it and the sooner the better. It's a grim discussion but it is one we all have to have as Americans and I think most people know it."
Sen. Sessions travels the entire state each year and Russell County was just one of his four stops.