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Rep. Austin Scott talks brighter future for Robins
Rep. Austin Scott talks brighter future for Robins

Congressman Austin Scott made a trip to Warner Robins, Tuesday, to meet with community leaders and discuss plans for the largest workforce in the 8th district.

He also paid a visit to 13WMAZ, where he told Kenny Burgamy that he expects better things for Robins Air Force Base this year.

"Our goal is to make Robins grow. We have the ability to make it grow. The thing that is the bigger threat, I think, to all of our bases is to continue cuts to the military. As we look right now, the one thing we hear on the news is terrorist threats at the Olympics. It's a dangerous world out there. It's a big world, and the U.S. is playing a big role in providing that security.

Scott also talked about his track record on working for Robins.

"I have a coffee cup on my desk every morning. It's got Robins Air Force Base on it. It's a reminder to me of who the largest industrial complex is in the state of Georgia, and certainly in my district. I spend a large amount of my time in the armed services committee meetings," Scott explained.

"As a member of the armed services committee, my job for Robins Air Force Base is to make sure that anything that comes out of that committee with reference to a BRAC puts us in a position where we can grow. Give us the ability to compete for the Army business. Give us the ability to compete for the Navy business, the Coast Guard business. If we can build a C-130 for the Air Force, we can do it for the other branches of the military as well," said Scott.

Scott says he's also looking forward to a new appropriations process that will allow on-the-record votes on issues that affect federal spending.

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