Congressman Bonner will be speaking on the importance of financial institutions, specifically credit unions, to the economic recovery of Alabama and the United States. He will also be talking about the recent industrial development boom to hit South Alabama.
Jo Bonner was first elected to Congress in 2002 and was recently re-elected to a fifth term representing the state’s fast-growing Gulf Coast region. A member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, Bonner has served as a vigilant guardian of the taxpayers’ money, helping to eliminate wasteful and questionable spending. He has led by example, personally prohibiting congressional earmark requests from private, non-public entities, while instituting practices of increased transparency in the earmarking process. Over the years, he has been ranked by numerous national organizations as the most conservative member of Alabama's seven-person House delegation.